Young Adult

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“Trelease’s tale deftly weaves together fantasy, history, sisterly conflict, and young love into a rich tapestry. Her story brims with lovely, vivid descriptions . . .”

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When you read a few hundred novels a year, you learn to tell from page one who’s got the storyteller gene. Or at least the storycrafter skill.

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“Caine’s craftmanship is nothing short of brilliant.”

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“an engrossing family drama laced with humor, as well as a fascinating window into Haitian life.”

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“Fan the Fame is smart, fun, and touching.

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“Lee writes with stunning clarity and expert plotting. Her poetic prose shimmers in the light she throws upon the social injustices of the time . . .”

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LENA

“‘If you had a nice boy, there would never be a need to lie.’

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It might be easy to simply call Hello Girls a YA Thelma and Louise, but it is so much more . . .

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“This book is highly recommended for anyone who enjoys smart plots, fashion, historical fiction, and a varied group of fascinating supporting characters.”

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“A heartfelt tale of a teen’s struggle to define her own identity . . .”

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“emotional, heartfelt, and moving. Lia and the people in her life are relatable and loving.

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“Past Perfect Life is gripping, touching, and raw. . . . Highly recommended for teens, and any adult who enjoys a well-drawn story.”

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“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 . . .”

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“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.”

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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.

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“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.

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“From its first sentence to its last, Last Things is a propulsive thriller readers will have a hard time putting down.”

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“funny, touching, and thought-provoking. Izzy is likeable and real, while the story studies both her good characteristics and her flaws.

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“Dessen gets it right yet again with her trademark lovable and interesting characters.

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“Ordinary Girls is highly recommended for anyone who enjoys smart writing, clever storytelling, and interesting, lovable characters.”

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“Sorry for Your Loss is a beautiful, sad, humorous book that traverses the deep and debilitating world of sorrow.”

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“Virtually Yours is a fun book with diverse characters, questions that plague many teens, and the separate worlds of home and college.”

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“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

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“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?”

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“This is a book likely to age well. It’s genuine, charming, and confident in its presentation of independent girlhood.”

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