Category Archives: Audrey

Audrey’s Best of 2016

1.) Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera: Juliet is a self-described “scared Puerto Rican baby dyke” from the Bronx. She just came out as Queer to her family and is on her way to Portland for an internship with Harlowe Brisbane. … Continue reading

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Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk

Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk About: Growing up in the shadows cast by two world wars, Annabelle has lived a mostly quiet, steady life in her small Pennsylvania town. Until the day new student Betty Glengarry walks into her class. Betty … Continue reading

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Future Shock by Elizabeth Briggs

Future Shock by Elizabeth Briggs About: Elena Martinez is a seventeen year old Hispanic with a photographic memory who has lived her life in the foster care system. With her impending birthday she needs to find a solution for her … Continue reading

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Lucky Strikes by Louis Bayard

Lucky Strikes by Louis Bayard  About: Set in Depression Era Virginia, fourteen year old Amelia’s mother dies leaving her in charge of a struggling gas station and her two younger siblings. With Harvey Blevins, owner of the Standard Oil monopoly, … Continue reading

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Devoted by Jennifer Mathieu

Devoted by Jennifer Mathieu Devoted is the story of Rachel, a 17 year old girl growing up in the Quiverfull Movement who is maturing to an age where she should be prepared to be the perfect “helpmeet”. A helpmeet is … Continue reading

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The Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

The Glass Sword (Red Queen #2) by Victoria Aveyard In the anticipated sequel to Red Queen, Mare Barrow, betrayed and used as a pawn in Maven’s quest for the throne, returns with a vengeance. There are other Newbloods like Mare, and … Continue reading

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Audrey’s 2015 FAVz!

1.) All American Boys by Jason Reynolds: Reynolds and Kiely have crafted not only the most important book I’ve read this year, but possibly ever. This is a multi-faceted look at race relations in America; police brutality; growing up in America, and what … Continue reading

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