Book Reviews

Blessed Monsters: Something Dark and Holy, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Satisfying trilogy ender has monster romance, gory violence.
By Emily A. Duncan
(2021)
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Ivy + Bean Get to Work!: Ivy + Bean, Book 12 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Treasure hunt fuels frustration, friendship in fun finale.
By Annie Barrows
(2021)
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Firekeeper's Daughter Book Poster Image
age 15+
Native American teen vs. meth cartel in riveting thriller.
By Angeline Boulley
(2021)
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Yolk Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Emotional tale has lots of strong language, sex, drinking.
By Mary H. K. Choi
(2021)
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Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio Book Poster Image
age 15+
Powerful account of national tragedy.
By Derf Backderf
(2020)
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Nubia: Real One Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Wonder Woman's Black twin fights injustice in urgent tale.
By L. L. McKinney
(2021)
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Bad Kitty Goes on Vacation Book Poster Image
age 7+
Funny, satirical theme park adventure on colorful pages.
By Nick Bruel
(2020)
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All the Tides of Fate: All the Stars and Teeth, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Queen is unworthy of her cool magical world in finale.
By Adalyn Grace
(2021)
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Slaughterhouse-Five: The Graphic Novel Book Poster Image
age 15+
Anti-war sci-fi tale makes a smooth transition to comics.
By Ryan North, Kurt Vonnegut
(2021)
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Winterkeep: Graceling Realm, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Fascinating fantasy high in discussion-worthy sex content.
By Kristin Cashore
(2021)
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Lightbringer: Empirium, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Epic, if overlong, finale is full of twists and violence.
By Claire Legrand
(2021)
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Cat Kid Comic Club Book Poster Image
age 7+
Fun, irreverent characters share poop jokes, life lessons.
By Dav Pilkey
(2020)
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Daughters of Jubilation Book Poster Image
age 15+
Compelling, violent fantasy set in segregated '62 South.
By Kara Lee Corthron
(2020)
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Chasing Lucky Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Sweet but predictable romance highlights communication.
By Jenn Bennett
(2020)
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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Immigrant Women Who Changed the World Book Poster Image
age 7+
Inspiring tales of women pursuing dreams in a new land.
By Elena Favilli
(2020)
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Blood & Honey: Serpent & Dove, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Witchy sequel enchants yet has serious stumbles.
By Shelby Mahurin
(2020)
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The Lost Book of the White: The Eldest Curses, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Shadowhunter spin-off loses momentum while fighting demons.
By Cassandra Clare, Wesley Chu
(2020)
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We Are Totally Normal Book Poster Image
age 15+
Compelling but uneven tale of teen exploring his sexuality.
By Rahul Kanakia
(2020)
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Juliet Takes a Breath Book Poster Image
age 15+
College student navigates identities in funny, moving tale.
By Gabby Rivera
(2020)
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Sex Is a Funny Word: A Book About Bodies, Feelings, and YOU Book Poster Image
age 7+
Inclusive, lively guide to bodies, touch for older kids.
By Cory Silverberg
(2015)
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