Book Reviews

Kate in Waiting Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Funny, breezy, diverse romcom stresses value of friendship.
By Becky Albertalli
(2021)
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One of the Good Ones Book Poster Image
age 13+
Rousing novel about teen's quest in honor of late sister.
By Maika Moulite, Maritza Moulite
(2021)
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At the Edge of the Haight Book Poster Image
age 16+
Gritty, empathetic tale of street kids, dysfunction, murder.
By Katherine Seligman
(2021)
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A Pho Love Story Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Vietnamese American teens find love in heartwarming romcom.
By Loan Le
(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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Simon B. Rhymin' Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Fun novel about boy whose creativity sparks his empathy.
By Dwayne Reed
(2021)
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Fat Chance, Charlie Vega Book Poster Image
age 14+
Charming novel promotes body positivity and self-acceptance.
By Crystal Maldonado
(2021)
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The Project Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Gripping thriller about cults and the bonds of sisterhood.
By Courtney Summers
(2021)
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The Girls I've Been Book Poster Image
age 14+
Suspenseful, poignant thriller about teens taken hostage.
By Tess Sharpe
(2021)
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Concrete Rose Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Suspenseful novel about teen father shows empathy, humor.
By Angie Thomas
(2021)
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This Is My America Book Poster Image
age 12+
Girl pursues justice for father, brother in exciting novel.
By Kim Johnson
(2020)
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Super Fake Love Song Book Poster Image
age 14+
Hilarious romcom highlights communication and integrity.
By David Yoon
(2020)
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Rent a Boyfriend Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Sweet, romantic tale about identity and family expectations.
By Gloria Chao
(2020)
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Pippa Park Raises Her Game Book Poster Image
age 10+
Charming middle-grade novel about friendship and identity.
By Erin Yun
(2020)
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Every Body Looking Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teen explores identities in brave novel in verse.
By Candice Iloh
(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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Fly on the Wall Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Funny graphic novel hybrid about friendship, communication.
By Remy Lai
(2020)
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Fighting Words Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Powerful, moving story of 10-year-old recovering from abuse.
By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
(2020)
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Dear Justyce: Dear Martin, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Moving story of teen caught in unfair justice system.
By Nic Stone
(2020)
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The Last Story of Mina Lee Book Poster Image
age 17+
Heartbreaking mother-daughter tale has lots of violence.
By Nancy Jooyoun Kim
(2020)
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