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Teen Review
Echoes Between Us

Echoes Between Us

By Katie McGarry
4
Rated by
Malavika A.
Mar 29, 2021

Veronica a girl who sees ghosts, on the verge of dying. Sawyer the boy who is a daredevil cant say no to taking risks. Can these two conquer there demons together?

 

Teen Review
Camp

Camp

By Lev AC Rosen
4
Rated by
Palak
Mar 28, 2021

Camp is about Randy who wanted to make Hudson, a masculine gay guy, fall in love with him. However, Randy isn't what Hudson's type is, so he turns into "Del" for Hudson. Later on, things get complicated as they both realize that they are not who they really are.

 

I think the most compelling part is that it is an lgbtq+ book. I also liked it because it had diversity, with trans, non-binary, ace-spectrum, and POC representation. I also liked that it talked about toxic masculinity, gender norms. and other things too.

Teen Review
Rural Voices: 15 Authors Challenge Assumptions About Small-Town America

Rural Voices

By Nora Shalaway Carpenter
5
Rated by
Keiko C.
Mar 26, 2021

Small town America has relentlessly been stereotyped and misunderstood. Through multiple forms of literature and lenses, Rural Voices showcases the truth behind the assumptions, empowering those from no-name towns to embrace their origin.

 

Teen Review
Book Cover: Far From Normal

Far From Normal

By Becky Wallace
4
Rated by
Arya
Mar 25, 2021

This book is a compelling story of a typical teenager who meets a teen soccer heartthrob, who happens to be a client at the firm she is interning at. As they spend more time together, they feel something more than a friendship. Maddie begins to ask herself is this tabloid magnet worth taking the risk of her family pressure and school?

 

Teen Review
Book Cover: Rebel Rose

Rebel Rose

By Emma Theriault
3
Rated by
Maria H.
Mar 24, 2021

Ever wondered what happens after "And they all lived happily ever after"? Emma Theriault is here to tell you in her 352 page novel that combines the tale as old as time of Beauty and her Beast with the French Revolution. At a time when Europe is on the brink of civil war, following America on the path of revolution, Belle must qualm the fears and fury of her kingdom while rooting out treason within her own royal circles.

Teen Review
Book Cover: The Inheritance Games

The Inheritance Games

By Jennifer Lynn Barnes
5
Rated by
Zoe D.
Mar 23, 2021

Avery Kylie Grambs has been entitled to the fortune and possessions of billionaire Tobias Hawthorne, thus disinheriting his family.  Tobias Hawthorne, in his will, stated that in order for Avery to permanently inherit what has been granted in the will, she has to live in the Hawthorne house for a year.  Forced to live with resentful and distrustful heirs, Avery has to try to figure out why she was chosen to inherit Tobias Hawthorne's fortune, all the while dealing with the complexities of the residing Hawthornes.

Teen Review
Book Cover: If These Wings Could Fly

If These Wings Could Fly

By Kyrie McCauley
4
Rated by
Addisen C.
Mar 22, 2021

This book covers the topic of domestic violence and abuse. There is a lot of symbolism in the novel that makes it interesting.

I think the built up tension throughout the book between Leighton and the girls and their father made for an interesting storyline. When you felt like something big was about to happen, it was hard to stop reading.

Teen Review
Book Cover: The Quantum Weirdness of the Almost-Kiss

The Quantum Weirdness of the Almost-Kiss

By Amy Noelle Parks
4
Rated by
Sarah J.
Mar 21, 2021

I found the most compelling aspect of the book to be that I could almost escape from reality when reading it. The novel shows a plot told from 2 perspectives that are probably slightly unrealistic in today's time, but I found that to be an amazing part of the book. I could open the book, start reading, and imagine myself as a character in the story alongside Evie and Caleb. The 2 perspectives really helped that a lot in providing each event that occured with 2 different viewpoints, in some cases 1 positive and 1 negative.

Teen Review
Illustrated: A young man is surrounded by fire while holding up his right hand in a scout's promise.

Flamer

By Mike Curato
5
Rated by
Lila S
Mar 20, 2021

This book is incredible. A kid struggles to find himself. In the end, he realizes that he just needs to be himself and not be afraid.

I think that the fact that the kid relates to so many people. The kid doesn't know what is happening to him because he grew up thing being gay is bad but in fact, it definitely isn't. When the kid finds who he is it's so peaceful and incredible. I read this in one sitting it was so good!

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