Category Archives: realistic fiction

The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson About: Andie Walker knows exactly what she wants in life. Her junior year summer will be spent in a pre-pre med program and she can’t wait. Everything is going as planned until her program … Continue reading

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I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios

I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios About: Skylar Evans, seventeen, yearns to escape Creek View by attending art school, but after her mother’s job loss puts her dream at risk, a rekindled friendship with Josh, who joined the Marines … Continue reading

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American Street by Ibi Zoboi

American Street by Ibi Zoboi About: On the corner of American Street and Joy Road, Fabiola Toussaint thought she would finally find une belle vie — a good life. But after they leave Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Fabiola’s mother is detained by U.S. … Continue reading

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Bruiser by Neal Shusterman

Bruiser by Neal Shusterman  About:  Shusterman says that he wanted to write about an empath and thus Bruiser was born.  The blurb in Smith’s on-line catalog states “Inexplicable events start to occur when sixteen-year-old twins Tennyson and Brontë befriend a … Continue reading

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The Smell of Other People’s Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock

The Smell of Other People’s Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock Reviewed by Stephanie ABOUT: In Alaska, 1970, being a teenager here isn’t like being a teenager anywhere else. Ruth has a secret that she can’t hide forever. Dora wonders if she can … Continue reading

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If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo

If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo Reviewed by Ofilia About: Amanda Hardy only wants to fit in at her new school, but she is keeping a big secret, so when she falls for Grant, guarded Amanda finds herself … Continue reading

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The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis

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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