Book Review: Artichoke’s Heart by Suzanne Supplee

Tweet Rosemary Goode lives in Spring Hill, Tennessee, where her mother owns the busiest beauty shop in town. Her life is pretty routine: she goes to high school, works in her mother’s shop, and spends time on her own, but … Continue reading

Book Review: Goth Girl Rising by Barry Lyga

Tweet Kyra is back from the mental institution where she spent six months after her dad thought she wanted to kill herself. She’s been released to return home and go back to high school, because she’s not considered a threat … Continue reading

Book Review and Discussion Questions: Dear Big V by Ellen Leroe

Tweet Courtney Condon is a junior who is suddenly facing a lot of issues. The school club she started a year ago for students committed to staying virgins until marriage is being taken over by a new girl who wants … Continue reading

Book Review: The Real Real by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus

Tweet Jesse is a senior at a high school in the Hamptons where she sees lots of celebrities and other wealthy people drop in for vacation. Life for most of the locals is anything but glamorous, that is until TV … Continue reading

Book Review: Shock Point by April Henry

Tweet Sixteen-year-old Cassie is being kidnapped by two men in a van parked in her driveway. She fights like mad until her mother shows up with a suitcase, letting Cassie know she’s being sent off to a school for troubled … Continue reading

Book Review: Runaround by Helen Hemphill

Tweet Sassy is only 11 but she can’t wait to grow up and be noticed by boys. Especially since her older sister Lula seems to attract the kind of attention Sassy wants. She figures if she can convince the best-looking … Continue reading

Book Review: Jane in Bloom by Deborah Lytton

Tweet Twelve-year-old Jane has always been in awe of her big sister, Lizzie, who is perfect in so many ways. But there’s nothing Jane can do to help when Lizzie’s obsession with being thin spirals into unending arguments with their … Continue reading

Book Review: The Year of My Miraculous Reappearance by Catherine Ryan Hyde

Tweet   Thirteen-year-old Cynnie can take care of herself, which is a good thing since her mom is usually drunk and often passed out on the couch. Cynnie can take care of her three-year-old brother, Bill, too. Bill has Down … Continue reading

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