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Reviews by Tag: coming of age

Teen Review
Hundred Percent by Karen Romano Young
Karen Romano Young
Reviewer's Rating: 
Monday, Feb 26, 2018

Tink is heading into sixth grade, her last year in elementary school and she must deal with everything from her body suddenly changing to the ever increasing strain between her and her best friend, Jackie's, friendship. Hundred Percent is an authentic and true look into the mind and life of a girl transitioning from a child to a young adult.

The cover of the book is what originally drew me in, it's bright and colorful and just a joy to look at. This book surprised me in the best way, any novel dealing with a protagonist fourteen or younger must maintain a precise balance of...

Staff Review
A picture of a yellow ticket with the words "My one-way ticket to Salvation" in the middle, along with the title and author's name
Aaron Hartzler
Reviewer's Rating: 
Tuesday, Oct 13, 2015

This is the memoir of Aaron Hartzler, a writer and actor currently living in Los Angeles. The story covers his growing up years right here in the Kansas City metro.

Staff Review
Everybody Sees the Ants by A.S. King
A.S. King
Reviewer's Rating: 
Friday, Dec 30, 2011

Lucky Linderman is dealing with a lot of problems:

Staff Review
Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King
Friday, Jan 28, 2011

Have you ever read a book and been completely amazing but also completely unable to describe it? I have a feeling that this is not going to be the best review I have ever written because I loved Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King, but I don't even know where to begin telling you about it. In a nut shell the story is about love, in all its messed up forms. As it is almost impossible to describe I will tell you the facts:

Staff Review
I Love You, Beth Cooper by Larry Doyle
Kate M.
Reviewer's Rating: 
Friday, May 15, 2009

One of my favorite books is being made into a movie, it is just one of those books that as you are reading you are selecting cast members in your head. I Love You, Beth Cooper is the story of one teen's experiences at the end of high school. Denis Cooverman has always been a geek. For as long as he can remember he has been the butt of every joke, getting swirlies in between classes and practical jokes played on him ever day.