Reviews by Tag: new york

Teen Review
What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera

What If It’s Us

By Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera
Rated by
May 3, 2022

What If It’s Us is about two guys named Ben and Arthur who met at a New York City post office. Arthur was on his way to work, while Ben was sending off a heartbreaking box with his ex-boyfriend's belongings in it. When the two crossed paths, they were unable to forget each other even though they thought they would never see each other again. They defied all odds and find each other once more and decide to start a relationship, but will their flourishing relationship last?

Teen Review
Blackout Anthology


By Nicola Yoon, Nic Stone, Dhoniella Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk
Rated by
Kendal A.
Jan 31, 2022

Blackout is an adorable love story, written by 6different popular YA authors, Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Ashley Woodfolk, Angie Thomas, and Nicola Yoon. All of these amazing authors came together to write 6 different love stories, all happening on the same day. One day in New York, the entire city experiences a blackout, casting New York into darkness in the middle of a heatwave.

Staff Review
The Boy in the Black Suit book cover

The Boy in the Black Suit

By Jason Reynolds
Rated by Kristen Re.
Apr 8, 2021

Matt Miller, a senior in high school, is dealing with the recent death of his mom to cancer.  Mr. Ray, Matt’s neighbor, offers him a job at the funeral home.  He is hesitant to take it but can’t pass up the good paycheck. So, Matt becomes the boy in the black suit because he starts wearing it every day.  In a way it brings Matt comfort to watch the funerals.  “I liked watching other people deal with the loss of someone, not because I enjoyed seeing them in pain, but because, somehow, it made me feel better knowing that my pain isn’t only mine.”

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