This review first appeared on MuggleNet's Book Trolley. My Rating: ★★★★☆ Genre(s): Young Adult Format: ARC provided by Scholastic Anything But Okay by Sarah Darer Littman is about a girl named Stella, and the struggles her family faces when her older brother, Rob, returns from his second tour in Afghanistan as almost a complete stranger. No one … Continue reading Book Review: “Anything But Okay” by Sarah Darer Littman
My Rating: ★★★★★ Genre(s): Young Adult Plot: Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil … Continue reading Book Review: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
My Rating: ★★★★☆ Genre(s): Young adult Note: I read this book before all of the sexual assault allegations came out. I enjoyed the book, even if the author might be garbage. Plot: [Copied from Goodreads] Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his … Continue reading Book Review: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
This review first appeared on MuggleNet.com's Book Trolley. The Window, by Amelia Brunskill, is the story of a girl named Jess whose twin, Anna, died tragically by falling out of her bedroom window in the middle of the night. Jess knew that she and Anna had drifted apart – they weren’t in any of the same classes, … Continue reading ARC Review: The Window by Amelia Brunskill
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I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review on MuggleNet's Book Trolley. My official review can be found here. My Rating: ★★★★☆ Genre(s): Middle grade; Young Adult Plot: [Copied from Goodreads] Fifteen-year-old Matt Wainwright is in turmoil. He can’t tell his lifelong best friend, Tabby, how he really feels … Continue reading ARC Review: A Short History of the Girl Next Door by Jared Reck
My Rating: ★★★★★ Genre(s): Young Adult Plot: [Copied from Goodreads] One day Carver Briggs had it all—three best friends, a supportive family, and a reputation as a talented writer at his high school, Nashville Academy for the Arts. The next day he lost it all when he sent a simple text to his friend Mars, right before Mars, … Continue reading Book Review: Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner