Book Reviews

Geese Are Never Swans [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 14+
Gritty take on teen swimmer fueled by grief and anger.
By Kobe Bryant, Eva Clark
(2020)
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Again Again [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 13+
Engaging tale of love, possibility, and addiction recovery.
By E. Lockhart
(2020)
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Clap When You Land [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 14+
Moving novel in verse about grief, family, and forgiveness.
By Elizabeth Acevedo
(2020)
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Don't Ask Me Where I'm From [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 14+
Thought-provoking tale of smart Latina breaking down walls.
By Jennifer De Leon
(2020)
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Of Curses and Kisses: St. Rosetta's Academy, Book 1 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 12+
Sparkling modern retelling of "Beauty and the Beast."
By Sandhya Menon
(2020)
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Bad Best Friend [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 11+
Eighth grader withstands friend rejection in funny story.
By Rachel Vail
(2020)
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96 Miles [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 10+
Kids seek safety in riveting tale of post-disaster trek.
By J. L. Esplin
(2020)
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Not So Pure and Simple [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 15+
Hilarious tale of teen sexual and romantic drama.
By Lamar Giles
(2020)
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All-American Muslim Girl [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 12+
Captivating coming-of-age tale explores identity, racism.
By Nadine Jolie Courtney
(2019)
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Who Put This Song On? [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 17+
Eccentric teen girl fights depression in moving story.
By Morgan Parker
(2019)
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Six Goodbyes We Never Said [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 14+
Teens struggle with grief, mental illness in moving novel.
By Candace Ganger
(2019)
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The Last True Poets of the Sea [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 14+
Emotional story of healing, friendship, family, and romance.
By Julia Drake
(2019)
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Silver Meadows Summer [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Poignant story of Puerto Rican girl adapting to life in U.S.
By Emma Otheguy
(2019)
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Pavi Sharma's Guide to Going Home [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 9+
Wry story of foster kids looks at tough and tender truths.
By Bridget Farr
(2019)
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My Jasper June [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 9+
Moving, relatable story of loss, life-changing friendship.
By Laurel Snyder
(2019)
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Permanent Record [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 14+
Solid coming-of-ager shows lure of celebrity, social media.
By Mary H. K. Choi
(2019)
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This Time Will Be Different [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 13+
Captivating story of teen confronting the racist past.
By Misa Sugiura
(2019)
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More to the Story [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Warm Little Women update stars Pakistani American sisters.
By Hena Khan
(2019)
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The Revolution of Birdie Randolph [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 15+
Timeless novel about first love and family solidarity.
By Brandy Colbert
(2019)
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The Simple Art of Flying [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 9+
Odd, battered characters find one another in quirky tale.
By Cory Leonardo
(2019)
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