Category Archives: ficiton

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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This Is What Happy Looks like by Jennifer Smith

This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer Smith About: If fate sent you an email, would you answer? When teenage movie star Graham Larkin accidentally sends small town girl Ellie O’Neill an email about his pet pig, the two … Continue reading

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Undertow by Michael Buckley

Undertow by Michael Buckley  About: Sixteen-year-old Lyric Walker’s life is forever changed when she witnesses the arrival of 30,000 Alpha, a five-nation race of ocean-dwelling warriors, on her beach in Coney Island. The world’s initial wonder and awe over the Alpha … Continue reading

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Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard About: This is a world divided by blood – red or silver. The Reds are commoners, ruled by a Silver elite in possession of god-like superpowers. And to Mare Barrow, a seventeen-year-old Red girl from the … Continue reading

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Ash by Malinda Lo

Ash by Malinda Lo  In the wake of her father’s death, Ash is left at the mercy of her cruel stepmother. Consumed with grief, her only joy comes by the light of the dying hearth fire, rereading the fairy tales … Continue reading

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We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart About: Spending the summers on her family’s private island off the coast of Massachusetts with her cousins and a special boy named Gat, teenaged Cadence struggles to remember what happened during her fifteenth summer. … Continue reading

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Texas Gothic by Rosemary Clement Moore

Texas Gothic by Rosemary Clement Moore About: Amy  and Phin Goodnight grew up surrounded by household spells, magic, and benevolent ghosts. While ranch-sitting for their aunt in Texas Amy and her sister quickly realize that they are not alone.  There’s … Continue reading

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