Category Archives: young adult

Mapping the Bones – Jane Yolen

Mapping the Bones by Jane Yolen What’s it about: It’s 1942 in Poland, and the world is coming to pieces. At least that’s how it seems to Chaim and Gittel, twins whose lives feel like a fairy tale torn apart, … 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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I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo

I Believe In a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo About: A disaster in romance, high school senior Desi Lee decides to tackle her flirting failures by watching Korean television dramas, where the hapless heroine always seems to end up … 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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YVAIN, THE KNIGHT OF THE LION by M. T. Anderson; Illustrated by Andrea Offermann

YVAIN, THE KNIGHT OF THE LION by M. T. Anderson; Illustrated by Andrea Offermann WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Questing!  Knights and their fair ladies!  Battles! Dragons! Yvain is a young knight in King Arthur’s court.  After a cousin is nearly killed … Continue reading

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Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

 Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake About:When kingdom come, there will be one. In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born—three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted … 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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