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Life on Loan

Life on Loan is a heart wrenching look at homelessness through teen eyes. Paige's character is one who grabs the hearts and minds of the readers from the start. It almost seems as though she is so downtrodden and defeated by her circumstanc...

4 Stars

Skin

I've fallen into the two extremes with YA books lately; either I absolutely hate them or I love them irrevocably. With Skin, I felt neither. I was indifferent, bored and confused. I was feeling standoffish to a book, is that possible? I wou...

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  • Author: Donna Jo Napoli
  • Review by: Emireally
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Skyscape

The Social Code - Start-Up

The Social Code was very short. The writing was very good and well-paced and there are cliff hangers that will have you screaming for the next one! It seems that this book is a combo of three novellas that have been put into a new series wi...

4 Stars

The Infinite Moment of Us

I was really looking forward to reading this story and I saw that it was buzzing on Netgalley, so I wanted to see what all the hype was about. Unfortunately, it turned out to be a huge letdown for me. We’re introduced to Wren Gray and all h...

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See

I am not one to get pulled into short stories very often. There just isn't enough space in them to let me come to know and love the characters and care about what they are going through. I don't read too many short stories for this reason....

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  • Author: Jackie Nacht
  • Review by: Terrihawk
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Gay / Lesbian / GLBTQ, * Romance: Sweet, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Devine Destinies

This Side of Jealousy - The Innocents

I knew that I would enjoy reading this book by the title and the book description. I was captivated by the characters and all of the drama that surrounded each of them. This series has similar qualities to another favorite series of mine an...

4 Stars
  • Author: Lili Peloquin
  • Review by: Rockchick
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Razorbill

The Moon and More

I've read pretty darn near every book Sarah Dessen has written, and I must admit this wasn't my favorite, however I did enjoy it if not for the fluffy beach setting. Perhaps my biggest issue with the story is there was no natural arc to the...

3 Stars

Where Beauty Lies

Where Beauty Lies by Elle and Blair Fowler was a fun book with a villain that I never expected. The two main female characters were both great characters and the relationship between them was rock solid. The Contessa had me laughing so hard...

4 Stars

The Milk of Birds

The Milk of Birds is a slow moving, but Powerful read! It deals with issues not normally seen in Teen/Ya books such as rape, genocide, and more. The authors writing and topic makes this a very powerful book! I was moved by the story of both...

4 Stars

The Corner of Bitter and Sweet

I loved the voice of this mother-daughter journey to learn to trust each other sober and honestly. Their relationship is flawed and incredibly lifelike, and I know any reader will be able to find a bit of themselves and their parents in Ann...

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  • Author: Robin Palmer
  • Review by: Emireally
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Romantic Elements, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Speak

The Book of Broken Hearts

Based on the blurb, I expected a light beach read about a typical teenage girl's summer as she meets the local bad boy and her world changes. Don't get me wrong- this is definitely that. Yet it is SO much more. The Book of Broken Hearts mad...

5 Stars
  • Author: Sarah Ockler
  • Review by: Emireally
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Romantic Elements, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse

The Jelly Bean Crisis

Having a life plan is a great thing to have! Poppy knows what she wants out of life. But do they? I think I flipped out when I graduated. I mean what do you do next? How do you know that what you think you want to do (in Poppy's case its fi...

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Twerp

I almost stopped reading this book after the first chapter. It wasn’t what I expected at all. In fact, it greatly reminded me of those books I was forced to read while in school. Plus, I thought I was reading a contemporary story, not the d...

3 Stars
  • Author: Mark Goldblatt
  • Review by: Terri
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Young Adult, Kids: Middle Grade
  • Publisher: Random House

Panic

Panic wasn't what I was hoping for. I expected a very intense plot with creepy undertones and while the story did have somewhat of a sinister feel to it, it didn't carry quite the punch I was looking for. Diamond, while shopping for tights...

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Where She Went

I'd like to begin by saying that I LOVED that this story was told from Adam's P.O.V., it really helped the story. The fact that Gayle Forman is amazing crossed my mind quite often as I tore through Where She Went. Her writing is beautiful a...

4 Stars

The Different Girl

The Different Girl was not what I was expecting. It was strange to say the least and I am not sure I personally understood most of what was going on. In this story there are three girls who are exactly alike except for their hair color. The...

3 Stars
  • Author: Gordon Dahlquist
  • Review by: Crystal
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Science Fiction, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Dutton Juvenile

The Ruining

The Ruining definitely gave me the creeps, which is hard to do while reading in the middle of a bright cheery day. It reminded me of the mind bending twists and visual imagery that the film Shutter Island displayed. I was absolutely certain...

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  • Author: Anna Collomore
  • Review by: Emireally
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Razorbill

Uses for Boys

Don't let the pretty cover fool you; this book is deep and incredibly serious. While it is labeled for a young adult crowd, I wouldn't advise readers under the age of 16 to read it. Mature, stomach- rolling, somewhat disturbing content is w...

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The Blessed

Even though The Blessed by Tonya Hurley was not everything I wanted it to be/expected it to be, Tonya Hurley writes beautifully. Hurley does a great job of describing her characters and their surroundings. There was an eerie, creepy feeling...

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Winter's Tide - Sisters in All Seasons

I really enjoyed this Young Adult novel and feel that many young teenagers can find things to relate to in this story. The characters were easy to like and I found myself being transported back to their age again – seeing everything through...

4 Stars
  • Author: Lisa Williams Kline
  • Review by: Diana Coyle
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Zonderkidz

The Tragedy Paper

The Tragedy Paper is equally beautiful and heartbreaking. Main characters Duncan and Tim take parallel journeys into the consequences of their actions, and as Duncan could not press stop as he hears Tim's story, I could not put this book do...

5 Stars

Six Degrees of Lost

Six Degrees of Lost was a good young adult read. Olive is a smart, brave and relatable character and David is believable, strong and kind. I enjoyed how both of them became friends with the help of being able to find an owner for a dog. Thi...

4 Stars

Wild at Heart II - Young Adult Short Stories Benefiting Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

“Wild at Heart: Volume 2, Young Adult Short Stories” is an anthology of young adult tales written by eleven talented authors to raise money for the Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge in Arkansas. These intriguing short stories run the gamut f...

4 Stars
  • Authors: Brinda Berry, Lori Freeland, Connie Wilkins, Margaret Ethridge, Delilah Devlin, Megan Mitcham, Karis Walsh, Tara Fox Hall, Aileen Fish
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies, * Contemporary, * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: STORY INK LLC

The Ugly Stepsister Strikes Back

The Ugly Stepsister Strikes Back is a charming novel that, at the beginning, reminded me of the story of Cinderella. As I read more, I realized the two characters couldn’t be more different; Cinderella was a weakling, and Mattie is very str...

4 Stars

Stunning - Pretty Little Liars #11

This is another book in the “pretty little liars” series in which it would be best to read the others in the series, or be totally lost. I admit that this isn’t my normal fanfare and while “Stunning” is not my favorite book, it isn’t a bad...

3 Stars
  • Author: Sara Shepard
  • Review by: ReaderGirl
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: HarperTeen

The Fame Game

The Fame Game by Lauren Conrad is the exciting spin-off of the popular L.A. Candy series. I found this book to be highly enjoyable and I loved getting to know the character Madison better. Lauren Conrad did an amazing job of making Madison...

4 Stars

The Color of Snow

Wow The Color of Snow is an emotional read that will take you by the arms and never let go. I am personally still struggling to catch my breath after reading this. This story has so much heartache, loss, devastation, and all over craziness...

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  • Author: Brenda Stanley
  • Review by: Crystal
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Religion & Spirituality, Romantic Elements, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Tribute Books

Willow

Warning: this book is extremely detailed! I have to say, I LOVED this story; it really changed my opinion and perception of, not only cutters, but many different groups of people. If you look at this book and assume it will be a sad and dep...

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  • Author: Julia Hoban
  • Review by: Mmperkins
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Razorbill

Wild Horse Spring - Sisters in All Seasons

This is the second book in the Sisters of all Seasons series. While it is not necessary to read the first book to be able to follow this story, it does help support the information in the second book. Again the book reads with the sisters t...

4 Stars
  • Author: Lisa Williams Kline
  • Review by: Isis
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Young Adult, Kids: Middle Grade
  • Publisher: Zonderkidz

Summer of the Wolves - Sisters in All Seasons

This is the first book in what looks like to be a new series from this author. Each chapter, which consists of a couple of pages, speaks from either Diana’s voice or Stephanie’s voice. I appreciated this style of writing because it allowed...

4 Stars
  • Author: Lisa Williams Kline
  • Review by: Isis
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Young Adult, Kids: Middle Grade
  • Publisher: Zonderkidz

Ship of Souls

This book is definitely a keeper in our house. I am excited to share it with my own 11 year old son. With only 120 pages, it is a fairly short read, but excellent for the younger reader. Interesting concepts and turns of events keeps the re...

4 Stars
  • Author: Zetta Elliott
  • Review by: Isis
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Diverse Books, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: AmazonEncore

What a Boy Wants

I adored this book. It was sweet, emotional, and just amazing. The story put simply was about a boy who falls for his best friend. I think any other description would give too much away so that is all I am going to say. Believe me though th...

5 Stars
  • Author: Nyrae Dawn
  • Review by: Crystal
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Romantic Elements, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Nyrae Dawn

The Togetherness Routine

The Togetherness Routine follows fourteen year old Gail as her lifetime love, sixteen year old Kelvin, takes a leave of absence from her everytime life. For seven years Gail and Kelvin have been attached at the hip, growing from childhood b...

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The Miseducation of Cameron Post

First of all Emily M. Danforth's prose throughout this novel is noteworthy and amazingly refined! The language and complexity of the syntax and diction is not lessened for a younger audience. Everything about the book flows really well, the...

4 Stars
  • Author: Emily M. Danforth
  • Review by: Sarah Dizon
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: HarperTeen

The Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers

One thing you should know before picking up The Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers: This is not a book about love and romance. The cover may be cute and welcoming, but this book is strictly a book about revenge and getting even. From being...

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  • Author: Lynn Weingarten
  • Review by: Books4Betty
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Young Adult, * Contemporary, Supernatural
  • Publisher: HarperTeen

There Is No Long Distance Now - Very Short Stories

"There Is No Long Distance Now" is a collection of, as the book's subtitle points out, very short stories. No longer than 1000 words or 5 pages each, these stories are rich in language, evocative, lyrical, which can be easily explained by t...

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  • Author: Naomi Shihab Nye
  • Review by: Tatiana
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Under 45k Words, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: HarperTeen

Twisted - Pretty Little Liars #9

Aria, Spencer, Emily and Hanna are now seniors in high school. It's been a little over a year since the big mystery about Alison has been resolved. What has happened to these girls in the last year? What is the big mystery about Jamaica and...

4 Stars
  • Author: Sara Shepard
  • Review by: ReaderGirl
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: HarperTeen

Wanted - Pretty Little Liars #8

Hanna, Aria, Emily and Spencer have wondered for over three years what happened to Alison, their best friend, the night she died. But now, could they have finally discovered what happened that awful night? Could the one that has been tormen...

4 Stars
  • Author: Sara Shepard
  • Review by: ReaderGirl
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: HarperTeen

SkateFate

As I am not a fan of poetry I was set in not liking this story but it is actually quite a refreshing tale written in the words of a poet. I tore through this book in about one day and I was pleasantly surprised to find that I was okay with...

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  • Author: Juan Felipe Herrera
  • Review by: Black Rose
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: HarperTeen

Viola in the Spotlight - Viola in Reel Life

I really enjoyed reading this book. If you had to think of one phrase to suit the plot: it was a coming of age story. In fact, it reminded me of times when I was young. This book can be taken mainly as a young adult book, but it can fit for...

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Withering Tights - Misadventures of Tallulah Casey

A new series from Louise Rennison and, thank vati, it does not disappoint. Talullah Casey is Georgia Nicolson's 14.5-year old cousin and an aspiring performer. She is lucky to have been accepted to a performing arts college Dother Hall for...

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  • Author: Louise Rennison
  • Review by: Tatiana
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: HarperTeen

Where She Went

Adam has it all: he is the singer/song writer for super hot indie, emo band, Shooting Star; his band is about to take off on a European tour and he has a rising star actress live-in girlfriend. At the same time, he can't control his anxiety...

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Shortcomings

When I first began reading Shortcomings, I somewhat expected to be brought into the world of Cindy, a young girl with challenges. What I had not expected was the emotional response it would bring out in me as an adult. Ms. Simpson has writt...

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Stay

Stay tells the story of a high school girl named Clara, who at a visitor's game meets the attractive Christian. Attraction is instant on both sides. A love affair starts, but soon things turn scary for Clara when she almost too late realize...

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Secret Society - A Secret Society Novel

Phoebe, Lauren, Nick and Patch all go to an exclusive school called Chadwick. Of the four, only three are asked to join the Society, which has promised to bring fame and fortune to all it's members, so all three quickly say yes. All the dre...

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Secrets - The Ivy Series, #2

Callie has just gone back to college after Christmas break. Right before she left, Callie's arch nemesis had gotten hold of a video that Callie's ex-boyfriend had made without her knowledge while they were dating. When Callie gets back, she...

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  • Authors: Lauren Kunze, Rina Onur
  • Review by: ReaderGirl
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Young Adult, * Contemporary
  • Publisher: HarperTeen

Subway Girl

I wasn't sure how I would take to this book because of it being a YA, but when I received it and started reading it, I was hooked~! It's an easy book to get into; I was really taken by not only Simon and Amy but Katie as well. I personally...

4 Stars
  • Author: P. J. Converse
  • Review by: Mrs Brooks
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: HarperTeen

The Last Little Blue Envelope

Ginny Blackstone believes that the biggest problem she's facing right now is coming up with her college admissions essay, which is due very shortly. Gone are the days of last summer when Ginny was traveling around Europe following the clues...

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  • Author: Maureen Johnson
  • Review by: Diana Coyle
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: HarperTeen

Undercover Assignment

I have a confession to make. I'm a huge fan of AKM Miles. I simply adore all of the characters' she creates, and her sweet and sexy stories are always a consistent hit for me. Ever since I read the first book, Soldier, in the Scarcity Sanct...

5 Stars

The Oracle Rebounds

Kayla knows about wisdom and advice for they don’t call her the oracle of dating for nothing. Yet everything changes when her long-time beau Jared dumps her. The thing is that lately even as the Oracle she doesn’t know what to d...

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  • Author: Allison van Diepen
  • Review by: Melinda
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Harlequin

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