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Review: Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick

Title: Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock Author: Matthew Quick Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Date published: August 13th, 2013 Format: Paperback Page Count: 288 Rating: 4/5 Today is Leonard Peacock’s birthday. It is also the day he hides a gun in his backpack. Because today is the day he will kill his… Continue reading Review: Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick

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Review: Everything Beautiful Is Not Ruined by Danielle Younge-Ullman

Title: Everything Beautiful Is Not Ruined Author: Danielle Younge-Ullman Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers Date published: February 21st 2017 Format: Paperback Page Count: 368 Rating: 5/5 Then Ingrid traveled all over Europe with her opera star mother, Margot-Sophia. Life was beautiful and bright, and every day soared with music. Now… Continue reading Review: Everything Beautiful Is Not Ruined by Danielle Younge-Ullman

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Review: Paperweight by Meg Haston

Title: Paperweight Author: Meg Haston Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Publisher: HarperTeen Date published:July 7th 2015 Format: Paperback Page Count: 288 Rating: 4/5 Seventeen-year-old Stevie is trapped. In her life. And now in an eating-disorder treatment center on the dusty outskirts of the New Mexico desert. Life in the center is regimented and intrusive, a nightmare come true.… Continue reading Review: Paperweight by Meg Haston

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Review: Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

Title: Turtles All the Way Down Author: John Green Type: Fiction Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Publisher: Dutton Books Date published: October 10th 2017 Format: Hardcover Page Count: 288 Rating: 3.5/5 Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager… Continue reading Review: Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

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Review: When Elephants Fly by Nancy Richardson Fischer

Title: When Elephants Fly Author: Nancy Richardson Fischer Type: Fiction Genre: Young Adult, Adventure Publisher: Harlequin Teen Date published: September 4th 2018 Format: Hardcover Page Count: 400 Source: ARC via Netgalley Rating: 5/5 There are some battles worth fighting even if it means losing yourself. T. Lily Decker is a high school senior with a twelve-year plan: avoid stress, drugs,… Continue reading Review: When Elephants Fly by Nancy Richardson Fischer

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Review: The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things by Carolyn Mackler

Title: The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things Author: Carolyn Mackler Type: Fiction Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Publisher: Bloomsbury Date published: April 3, 2018 Format: Paperback Page Count: 256 Rating: 3.5/5 Fifteen-year-old Virginia feels like a plus-sized black sheep in her family, especially next to her perfect big brother Byron. Not to mention… Continue reading Review: The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things by Carolyn Mackler

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Review: My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga

Title: My Heart and Other Black Holes Author: Jasmine Warga Type: Fiction Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Publisher: HarperCollins Date published: February 10th 2015 Format: Paperback Page Count: 320 Rating: 4/5 Sixteen-year-old physics nerd Aysel is obsessed with plotting her own death. With a mother who can barely look at her without wincing, classmates who whisper behind… Continue reading Review: My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga

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Review: Lighter Than My Shadow by Katie Green

Title: Lighter Than My Shadow Author: Katie Green Type: Graphic Novel Genre: Young Adult, Memoir Publisher: Diamond Book Distributors Date published: October 3, 2017 Format: Digital Page Count: 515 Source: ARC via Netgalley Rating: 4/5 Like most kids, Katie was a picky eater. She'd sit at the table in silent protest, hide uneaten toast in her… Continue reading Review: Lighter Than My Shadow by Katie Green

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Review: All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

Title: All the Bright Places Author: Jennifer Niven Type: Fiction Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Publisher: Knopf Date published: January 6, 2015 Format: Paperback Page Count: 378 Source: Personal purchase Theodore Finch is fascinated by death, and he constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself. But each time, something good, no matter how small, stops him.… Continue reading Review: All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven