Category Archives: female protagonist

In Her Skin by Kim Savage

What It’s About: Sixteen-year-old con artist Jo Chastain is about to take on the biggest scam of her life: impersonating a missing girl. Life on the streets of Boston these past few years hasn’t been easy, and Jo is hoping … Continue reading

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Mary’s Monster: Love, Madness and How Mary Shelley Created Frankenstein by Lita Judge

About: This free-verse biography with black-and-white watercolor illustrations depicts “Frankenstein’s” young author, Mary Shelley. Ofilia’s Thoughts: This year marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein so this biography of Mary Shelley comes at a perfect time. This is … Continue reading

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Gunslinger Girl by Lyndsay Ely

Gunslinger Girl by Lyndsay Ely  About: Meet Pity Jones.  Actually, her name is Serendipity but everyone calls her Pity.  She lives in an America that has been torn apart by a Second Civil War and ravaged by some type of … Continue reading

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Murder, Magic, and What We Wore by Kelly Jones

Murder, Magic, and What We Wore by Kelly Jones – YA F JON (currently in NEW) What it’s about: As our story opens, sixteen-year-old Annis has just learned that her beloved father has mysteriously died while away on one of … Continue reading

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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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Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh

Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh  Mariko has been raised in a palace and has known her entire life she would have to get married. Kenshin, Mariko’s twin brother, is the warrior of her father’s family. He always fights … Continue reading

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And I Darken by Kiersten White

And I Darken by Kiersten White About: No one expects a princess to be brutal. And Lada Dragwyla likes it that way. Ever since she and her brother were abandoned by their father to be raised in the Ottoman sultan’s … Continue reading

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