Book Review: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

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

Book Review: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

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

ARC Review: A Short History of the Girl Next Door by Jared Reck

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

Book Review: Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner

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

ARC Review: The Most Dangerous Thing by Leanne Lieberman — No Spoilers

I received this book from LibraryThing in exchange for an honest review. This did not, in any way, influence my review. My Rating: ★★★★☆ -- Really 3.5 but I rounded up Genre(s): Young Adult Plot: [Copied from Goodreads] Sixteen-year-old Sydney hates to talk (or even think) about sex. She's also fighting a secret battle against depression, and she's … Continue reading ARC Review: The Most Dangerous Thing by Leanne Lieberman — No Spoilers