Book Review: Damselfly by Chandra Prasad

Tweet When Samantha Mishra and other members of her high school fencing team crash land on an uninhabited Pacific island, they are sure they will be rescued within a couple of days. The teammates attend an elite private school, and … Continue reading

Book Review: Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol

Tweet Nine-year-old Vera feels like the odd girl out among her friends, who get super-nice toys, have expensive birthday sleepovers, and go away to summer camp. As the daughter of a single-mom Russian emigrant, she lives in a house where … Continue reading

Book Review: Speak: The Graphic Novel by Laurie Halse Anderson

Tweet Laurie Halse Anderson’s Speak has been informing teens about sexual assault and speaking up for themselves since it was published to critical acclaim in 1999. Now, Anderson has collaborated with Eisner-Award winning artist Emily Carroll to adapt the story … Continue reading

Book Review: The Fantastic Library Rescue by Deborah Lytton

Tweet Ruby Starr loves books. She and her best friends are in a book club at school, and they often head to the library for suggestions when they want to choose their next selection. So when Ruby finds out that … Continue reading

Book Review: All Summer Long by Hope Larson

Tweet Thirteen-year-old Bina can’t wait for school to be over and summer to start. But when she finds out her next-door-neighbor and best friend Austin is spending a month at soccer camp, she realizes she won’t be having her usual … Continue reading

Book Review: What I Leave Behind by Alison McGhee

Tweet When Will needs time to think he walks. And he has a lot to think about: his dad’s suicide, his best friend’s rape at a party after he left early, his boss at the Dollar Only store where he … Continue reading

Book Review: Tiny Infinities by J. H. Diehl

Tweet Swimming is the one constant Alice can count on when her family starts to fall apart. When she concentrates on the rhythm of moving from one end of the pool to the other she doesn’t have to think about … Continue reading

Saturdays With Hitchcock by Ellen Wittlinger

Tweet Life is complicated for 12-year-old Maisie. Her uncle has moved in with her family after getting injured while filming a movie in Hollywood. Her grandma is showing signs of dementia. She finds out that a boy “like” likes her. … Continue reading

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