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  • how she died, how i lived

    One day twenty-year-old loner and weirdo Kyle Paxson sends texts to five of his former classmates at Midland High School asking them to meet with him. Only one replies, and she ends up raped, beaten and murdered with a crowbar… Read More ›

  • Tyler Johnson Was Here

    Marvin Johnson and his fraternal twin Tyler are about to graduate from Sojourner Truth High School in Sterling Point, Alabama. With a dad unjustly imprisoned for the past nine years (with ten more to go) and a mom working hard to barely… Read More ›

  • The Geography of Lost Things

    Graduating senior Ali Collins has a full-ride scholarship to UC-Davis waiting for her acceptance letter to be sent, but, stuck at the bottom of her backpack, it is already past due. She can’t make herself mail it. Instead, she spends… Read More ›

  • Someday

    This book is a sequel to EVERY DAY by the same author.  I have not read that but recommend others read it first before picking up SOMEDAY. In this book there are two characters who do not have bodies but… Read More ›

  • Venators: Magic Unleashed

    I’m going to preface this review with a complaint I have about YA fantasy fiction in general and about its authors specifically.  Why do you have to announce a book as the “first of a series” before you even know… Read More ›

  • Otherearth

    This book is the sequel (which I have not read) to OTHERWORLD by the same authors.  I gamely started it anyway, expecting enough back story explanations to soldier on.  By the time I reached Page 67, however, I had been… Read More ›

  • Odd One Out

    Courtney (“Coop”) is a heterosexual high school junior who lives with his widowed mother. Next door is his best friend Jupiter (“Jupe”), a girl living with her two dads–her biological dad and a step-dad who left a wife and children… Read More ›

  • Dear Evan Hansen

    Senior Evan Hansen is starting his last year at school with a broken arm gotten from falling a great distance out of a tree while working his summer job as an assistant park ranger.  Not that anyone will notice, because… Read More ›

  • Words We Don’t Say

    Joel Higgins is a high school junior who lost his best friend Andy to cancer.  He struggles with loss but also guilt that he began to shirk off visiting Andy in his last days.  While he is surrounded by parents… Read More ›

  • The Lying Woods

    Owen Foster is from the small town of Lake Cane in Louisiana, where his father has done exceedingly well in the fracking business. Because of this, Owen attends a hoity-toity private school several hours away.  It took him a little… Read More ›