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Love letters to the dead : a novel

by Ava Dellaira

Reviewer Rating:
5

A must read if you liked Perks of Being a Wallflower. The emotions are pretty raw. In the beginning, you think that Laurel is just grieving the death of her sister, May, but as Laurel processes her loss she learns she can't hide all the things she was hiding from herself....

Bad boy

by Dream Jordan

Reviewer Rating:
3

Katie’s life gets flipped on it’s head when she finds herself returning to the chaos of a group home after spending the last year with a loving foster family. Things feel like they couldn’t get any worse when suddenly a hot older boy, Percy, starts crushing on her. Percy treats...

Eleanor & Park

by Rainbow Rowell

Reviewer Rating:
4

This was by far one of the best teen books I read last year. It turns out that I have great taste, as it was also recently named as a Michael L. Printz honor book! Plus, the book is set in my hometown - Omaha, Nebraska. Believe me, there are...

"L" is for lawless

by Sue Grafton

Reviewer Rating:
3

SPOILER INNUENDO!

Coming to the middle of the alphabet, Sue Grafton brings us L is for Lawless. Our clever detective, Kinsey Millhone, accidentally stumbles into an unbelievable mystery involving one recently deceased, chintzy grandfather and missing military benefits which leads to quite the tale of bank robbers and missing treasure while being...

Impulse

by Ellen Hopkins

Reviewer Rating:
3

This novel in verse follows three teens--Conner, Tony, and Vanessa--as they meet and go through treatment after attempting suicide. Each is in residential facility Aspen Springs for different reasons, and they connect in different ways. As the poems, told from each of their voices, reveal their backgrounds and thoughts, you...

Stained

by C. A. (Cheryl A.) Rainfield

Reviewer Rating:
3

Sarah Meadows is 17, and can't wait to have her life change. She's lived with a port wine stain on her face, and the stares and bullying that come with it, all of her life. The day she thinks she will get her first treatment for it, her dad's business...

This is not a test

by Courtney Summers

Reviewer Rating:
4

Sloane woke up planning to die that day. Her sister forgot about their plan to run away from their abusive father together, and has left Sloane alone with him. Sloane sees no better option than the pills she's counting on. Then the zombies attack. Suddenly, Sloane is fighting to live,...

Rage : a love story

by Julie Anne Peters

Reviewer Rating:
4

Johanna hasn't had the best life, but it's not all bad, either. Her parents have both recently died, she lives with her sister & brother-in-law, she's finishing her senior year of high school with a best friend, a job at the mall, and a volunteer position at the hospice. One...

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