Category Archives: realistic fiction

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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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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