teen relationships

Oct 21, 2021

Emory, a high school girl, was in a fatal car accident with her brother, Joey. The car accident ending up killing a friend of hers, Candy Mont Claire. Everything seems different after the accident— her friends are different, her life is different, and she feels like a different person. Now she must navigate her life and find out who she really became.

This book a wild array of emotions throughout the story. It’s amazing how the author managed to make us live vicariously through Emory by our emotions. Emory struggles with many similar things that teens go through, which makes this book so

Dry by Neal Schusterman


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Oct 21, 2021

Dry by Neal and Jarrod Shusterman takes place in Southern California where a drought, Tap-Out, starts to take action. Alyssa and her brother, Garret, experience the effects of this first-hand with their parents missing, house ransacked, and water contaminated. Together, with the help of their next-door neighbor, Kelton, and a fugitive, Jacqui, they embark on a journey to find the bug-out to live out the drought.

When reading this book, I found that it related a great amount to many post-apocalyptic/dystopian books I have read. The only difference is that no fantasy was used in the creation

Oct 21, 2021

Perfect on Paper is a romantic and eye-opening fiction novel by Sophie Gonzales. This book is about a girl named Darcy. She created an in-school business of giving anonymous advice to anyone who needed help in their relationship. Darcy was caught retrieving those letters by a really hot guy named Brougham. He hired her to help him get his ex-girlfriend back. Gradually they became friends and soon much more.

The way the author presented the plot needed a little work and the writing was a little hazy but otherwise, the book was awesome. I recommend this book to any lovesick puppy or anyone

Oct 21, 2021

Opposition is the fifth and final book in Jennifer L. Armentrout’s Lux series. This book begins right where Origin left off; Katy, Beth, Luc, and Archer are separated from the Black siblings after a group of Luxen arrive on Earth. This book will determine how far Daemon and his siblings will go to protect the people they love. Daemon, Dee, and Dawson must live among the new Luxen while attempting to fight them from within.

This book’s ending was unexpected but nonetheless perfect, and the epilogue was absolutely everything I wanted it to be. I couldn’t imagine a better finale to the Lux

Scythe by Neal Schusterman


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Oct 21, 2021

Scythe brings you to the future where everything is perfect, and humans have surpassed death, and reached a point of immortality. The Thunderhead, an AI that controls the functions of government and civilization, only stays separate from the Sycthedom. The Scythes are the only way that people die, since being “deadish” is a stage that lasts at most a couple days. Two teenagers, Citra and Rowan, are brought together under an apprenticeship of a highly respected scythe and trained to become the killers of society.

I was pretty intrigued by the whole dystopian concept, and I thought the

Oct 21, 2021

Beck Brix was born inside the bathroom of a local pizza place; because of this she has access to unlimited pizza, a guaranteed job, and a little fame. But Beck is conflicted between working at the cheesy pizzeria, or hanging with her seemingly wealthy friends.  When a problem arises in the pizza place, she discovers that all things have meaning, even if they may not seem like it.

This book is summarized by the title; it’s a cheesy love story. But I wish that the story didn’t focus so much on romance, and instead focused on Beck exploring her emotions. This book is realistic due to the fact

Oct 21, 2021

When Ellie moved new schools in her junior year, she and Hunter quickly started a relationship. All was well until Hunter broke up with her in senior year to date a different girl, Brynn. To top it all off, she is stuck with them in home economics. While she has to watch Hunter with Brynn, she gets paired with three of the most notorious guys in their school. She will soon have to learn how to heal her wounds and be herself again.

I enjoyed reading this book; there were many places in the book that made me smile. This book taught me that even though there might be some rumors about someone

Oct 21, 2021

CeCe Ross and her girlfriend, Silvie, are known to many people as social media influencers. But when Silvie breaks up with CeCe, she wonders if Silvie is not the only thing she will lose. Things seemed to being going good for Cece when she meets Josh, a boy who doesn’t partake in social media. But trouble brews for CeCe when she can’t seem to separate her private and public life.

I enjoyed how this book dives in to the topics of social media, and the effects of it. This book teaches us that social media is a strong platform and it could either be used for your gain or for negative purposes

Oct 21, 2021

Katie has always dreamed of finding the perfect boyfriend. But when she wakes up to find a six-foot boy in her bed, she is shocked and amazed and what had happened. She had accidentally created a boy named Guy. When she starts dating Guy, she wonders if he likes her for who she is, or because he was made to love her.

I liked this book, but I did not like Katie all that much. Katie made her life complicated when it was seemingly good. She sets high expectations for herself and she feels down when what she experienced isn’t what she imagined. Katie also doesn’t seem to care about her friends’

Oct 6, 2021

Feelings are enigmatic yet vital to humans. Matt Wainwright narrates his erratic emotions in the book A Short History of the Girl Next Door by Jared Reck. Matt is a socially awkward athlete who is in love with his best friend. Juggling school, sports, his family and friends around, Matt overall seems like a normal teenager. Everything goes downhill when his best friend starts dating the most popular guy in school. After a bewildering incident, Matt’s emotions are at the peak.

The reader feels a diverse amount of emotions during this book, including happiness, heartbreak and nostalgia. The

Aug 14, 2021

Meet Karou. She is a 17-year-old art student living in Prague, loves going out for goulash with her friend Zuzana, and spends an excessive amount of time avoiding her nightmare of an ex-boyfriend. But there’s more — Karou was raised by demon-like chimaera, uses tiny beads to make wishes that really do come true, and runs errands with magic portals that take her over the entire world. However, when mysterious black handprints start appearing on doorways around the world and winged strangers make themselves known, Karou is swept up into a conflict much larger than anything she’s ever known. And

May 4, 2021

The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith is a young adult romance novel. This story centers on the complicated love story of two teenagers: Lucy and Owen. When a blackout hits New York City, Lucy and Owen, two very different strangers, get trapped in an elevator together. The two can’t get each other out of their heads, but things quickly become complicated when both teens move away.

My favorite thing about this story was how much more realistic it was than most cliché romances because there was no immediate or sure happy ending. There were definitely some novelty points, but there

Feb 4, 2021

After We Collided​ is the second book in Anna Todd’s ​After ​series. This book really isn’t anything different from its predecessor except that it’s slightly better. In this book, Tessa and Hardin changed a little bit; Tessa became slightly more annoying with her inability to use commonsense, and I was happy to see Hardin actually express some emotion for once.

Beyond that, this story continues to be extremely frustrating since most of Tessa and Hardin’s issues could be solved if they just had an actual conversation. Despite the ongoing problems with this series, Todd had me hooked the

Jan 15, 2021

Elizabeth Berg’s The Story of Arthur Truluv (2017) is a realistic fiction novel telling the interweaving stories of Maddy Harris, Arthur “Truluv” Moses, and Lucille Howard. One day, while Maddy is visiting the cemetery to escape her school lunchroom, she runs into Arthur, who is visiting his wife’s grave; they become fast friends and join forces to combat their loneliness –Maddy’s from the estrangement of her father and boyfriend and Arthur’s from the death of his wife. Lucille, Arthur’s next-door neighbor, soon meets Maddy, and the three come together and form a chosen family while they all