“Lee writes with stunning clarity and expert plotting. Her poetic prose shimmers in the light she throws upon the social injustices of the time . . .”
“A heartfelt tale of a teen’s struggle to define her own identity . . .”
“This book is highly recommended for anyone who enjoys smart plots, fashion, historical fiction, and a varied group of fascinating supporting characters.”
“‘If you had a nice boy, there would never be a need to lie.’
It might be easy to simply call Hello Girls a YA Thelma and Louise, but it is so much more . . .
“emotional, heartfelt, and moving. Lia and the people in her life are relatable and loving.
“Past Perfect Life is gripping, touching, and raw. . . . Highly recommended for teens, and any adult who enjoys a well-drawn story.”
“Trying to hide or control powerful magic is not an uncommon theme in young adult literature; melding that theme with a fight club scenario is unique and makes for a good read.”
Destroy All Monsters is a spellbinding tale filled with equal parts fantasy and gritty reality, exploring the intimate nature of the “monsters” residing deep inside every human.
“dark and violent, while also beautiful. The protagonist is a young teen, but the themes are harsh and painful. The fantasy aspects allow the darkness to come to life . . .”
“does not try to say exactly what is right and wrong in how we view the world, but shows that to every answer there is a question.
“From its first sentence to its last, Last Things is a propulsive thriller readers will have a hard time putting down.”
“funny, touching, and thought-provoking. Izzy is likeable and real, while the story studies both her good characteristics and her flaws.
“Dessen gets it right yet again with her trademark lovable and interesting characters.
“Ordinary Girls is highly recommended for anyone who enjoys smart writing, clever storytelling, and interesting, lovable characters.”
“Sorry for Your Loss is a beautiful, sad, humorous book that traverses the deep and debilitating world of sorrow.”
“Virtually Yours is a fun book with diverse characters, questions that plague many teens, and the separate worlds of home and college.”
“Rucco really has done a superb job in illustrating the complexity of a young person coming to terms with being transgender and explaining how Morgan came to realise and accept his true gen
“Again, but Better is a fun idea. Who doesn’t like a love story with time travel and a chance to do things over again—and do them the right way?”
“This is a book likely to age well. It’s genuine, charming, and confident in its presentation of independent girlhood.”
“The Missing Season is a creepy read, thrilling, fast-paced, and spooky. . . . There is much to entertain, and much to send shivers up your spine. . .
“Those who have been waiting a long time for this new addition to the Shadowhunters series will be thrilled with the story brought to them by Clare and Chu.”
“Serious Moonlight succeeds in its story mission.”
“Anyone looking for a deep, thoughtful story about love and life and coming of age will enjoy the relationships, the search, and the lovely magic that may or may not be a part of every pers
“This book will appeal to teens—or adults—who like dark murder mysteries with just a touch of supernatural terror.”