Reviews and Blog Posts: Realistic Fiction

The patron saint of butterflies

by Cecilia Galante

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Honey and Agnes are both 14 and live at Mount Blessing - a religious compound. That's where the similarities end. Agnes wants to live up to the examples of the saints and the perfection that Emmanuel, the group's leader, expects of them. Honey sneaks TV, swears, and thinks that even...

Trials of Kate Hope

by Warwick Downing

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Denver. 1973. Some of the old territorial laws are still on the books, and that means that Kate Hope, age 14, is a bona fide practicing lawyer, part of Hope & Hope, Attorneys, with her grandfather. What started out as her helping out in the office because of "Judge" Hope's...

Skim

by Mariko Tamaki

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"Skim" is Kimberly Keiko Cameron, private school student, semi-Goth, semi-Wiccan, prone to introspection in her diary. This graphic novel explores her thoughts on a classmates' boyfriend's suicide and her school's reaction to it (ranging from counselor lectures to the popular girls forming a club called Girls Celebrate Life! to bring...

Naked bunyip dancing

by Steven Herrick

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Class 6C has a lot to learn this year: all about their new teacher, Mr. Carey, who has long hair and likes to quote Bob Dylan (who's he?), all about the ins and outs of young love, but mostly all about their innate talents. They're putting on a school concert,...

The fortunes of Indigo Skye

by Deb Caletti

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Indigo Skye is just finishing her senior year of high school and is getting lots of pressure to make plans for college. But she doesn't want to - Indigo loves her waitressing job and can't imagine anything she'd rather do more. She is genuinely interested in the people who come...

The disreputable history of Frankie Landau-Banks : a novel

by E Lockhart

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Frankie is calculating–she never makes a move until she considers all the consequences and implications, not just the immediate ones, but into the future. Will acting strong or seeming helpless get Matthew to like her? How can she use her attendance at the exclusive Alabaster Prep School to ensure that...

Cicada summer

by Andrea Beaty

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Lily doesn't speak and she doesn't look people in the eye. People in town whisper "brain damage" but that isn't it. Lily doesn't want to talk or have people pay attention to her. She has made herself invisible because of something bad that happened. One day a mysterious girl named...

My most excellent year : a novel of love, Mary Poppins, & Fenway Park

by Steve Kluger

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TC, Augie, and Ale are the best of friends now, but it wasn't always that way. In a series of diary entries, instant messages, and e-mails from their freshman year of high school, they each look back at how they were brought together by a deaf kid with an obsession...

Brendan Buckley's universe and everything in it

by Sundee Tucker Frazier

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Eleven-year-old Brendan Buckley is a lot of things: an aspiring scientist, a tae kwon do warrior, and the child of a biracial marriage. He had a great relationship with his father's dad, but he's never even met his mother's father, and he's not sure why. When they accidentally meet up...

Map of Ireland : a novel

by Stephanie Grant

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Ann Ahern has a crush on her French teacher. It doesn't disturb her that Mademoiselle Eugenie is a woman, but it does disturb her that she's Black. It's 1974, and Boston is still struggling with the Civil Rights movement, instituting busing between neighborhoods to desegregate the schools. Ann's Catholic Irish-American...

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