Book Reviews

Paola Santiago and the River of Tears: Paola Santiago, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Spine-tingling excitement in folktale-inspired fantasy.
By Tehlor Kay Mejia
(2020)
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Heroes Wear Masks: Elmo's Super Adventure Book Poster Image
age 3+
Wonderfully written guide to masks and emotions from Elmo.
By Sesame Workshop
(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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Night of the Dragon: Shadow of the Fox, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Overstuffed finale has lots of blood, sacrifice, and heart.
By Julie Kagawa
(2020)
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As the Shadow Rises: The Age of Darkness, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Love, religion, and magic mix in twisty, satisfying sequel.
By Katy Rose Pool
(2020)
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The Field Guide to the North American Teenager Book Poster Image
age 13+
Funny story of immigrant teen facing culture shock in U.S.
By Ben Philippe
(2020)
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Avatar, The Last Airbender: The Shadow of Kyoshi: The Kyoshi Novels, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Mystical hero propels intense Asian martial arts fantasy.
By F.C. Yee
(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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Darius the Great Deserves Better Book Poster Image
age 13+
Captivating tale of teen's first love, friendships, growth.
By Adib Khorram
(2020)
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Geese Are Never Swans Book Poster Image
age 14+
Gritty take on teen swimmer fueled by grief and anger.
By Kobe Bryant, Eva Clark
(2020)
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Lobizona: Wolves of No World, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Compelling Latina hero, rushed storytelling in deep fantasy.
By Romina Garber
(2020)
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Midnight Sun Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Same Twilight story, but from Edward's brooding perspective.
By Stephenie Meyer
(2020)
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Unravel the Dusk: The Blood of Stars, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Magical tailor fights demon for her soul in lively fantasy.
By Elizabeth Lim
(2020)
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Bookish and the Beast: Once Upon a Con, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Cute, modern, but bland take on "Beauty and the Beast."
By Ashley Poston
(2020)
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One Year at Ellsmere Book Poster Image
age 10+
Absorbing graphic novel about friendship and fitting in.
By Faith Erin Hicks
(2020)
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S.E.X.: The All-You-Need-To-Know Sexuality Guide to Get You Through Your Teens and Twenties Book Poster Image
age 14+
Fantastic inclusive, progressive sex guide for teens and up.
By Heather Corinna
(2016)
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Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Adventure Book Poster Image
age 8+
Rowley gets creative in funny Wimpy Kid spin-off tale.
By Jeff Kinney
(2020)
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We Didn't Ask for This Book Poster Image
age 14+
Thought-provoking tale of eco-protest at elite high school.
By Adi Alsaid
(2020)
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10 Things I Hate About Pinky Book Poster Image
age 12+
Teen falls for her fake boyfriend in charming romance.
By Sandhya Menon
(2020)
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I'll Be the One Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Body-positive teen seeks K-pop stardom in cute romcom.
By Lyla Lee
(2020)
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