Category Archives: realistic fiction

The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Saenz

  The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Saenz About: A story set on the American border with Mexico, about family and friendship, life and death, and one teen struggling to understand what his adoption does and doesn’t … 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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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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Wild Bird by Wendelin Van Draanen

Wild Bird by Wendelin Van Draanen  Wren hates her life. Her parents are constantly disappointed in her, her sister mostly ignores her, and anytime she is with her family she’s fighting with them. Her escape is drugs, they take the … 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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Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow

Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow Girl in Pieces is a seriously heavy book. At the young age of 17, Charlotte “Charlie” Davis is dealing with self-harm, drugs, alcohol, sexual abuse, and homelessness- among other issues that teenage girls are … Continue reading

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A Mango Shaped Space by Wendy Mass

  A Mango Shaped Space by Wendy Mass About: Mia Winchell has synesthesia, the mingling of perceptions whereby a person can see sounds, smell colors, and taste shapes. Afraid that she is crazy, thirteen-year-old Mia, who sees a special color … Continue reading

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