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Yentl’s Best of 2017!

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Anna’s Best of 2017!

The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis About- Alex Craft knows how to kill someone. And she doesn’t feel bad about it. When her older sister, Anna, was murdered three years ago and the killer walked free, Alex uncaged … Continue reading

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Audrey’s Best of 2017

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas  This is THE YA title of 2017. If you read one YA in 2017, this should be it.        THUG is the story of 16yo Starr Carter who moves between two … Continue reading

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Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu

Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu Viv is fed up with the sexual misconduct and harassment at her high school in Texas. Inspired by her mom’s Riot Grrrrl days, she starts an anonymous zine to combat the injustices being experienced, which in … Continue reading

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Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green About: It all begins with a fugitive billionaire and the promise of a cash reward. Turtles All the Way Down is about lifelong friendship, the intimacy of an unexpected reunion, Star Wars … Continue reading

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I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo

I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo  Desi is the student-body president, a straight A student, on the soccer team, and is planning to go to Stanford and become a surgeon. She, also, believes that you can … Continue reading

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The Unlikelies by Carrie Firestone 

The Unlikelies by Carrie Firestone WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Rising high school senior Sadie is bracing herself for a long, lonely, and boring summer. Her best friend has left for college, she just broke up with her boyfriend, and she’s working … Continue reading

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