Reviews and Blog Posts: Realistic Fiction

Grl2grl : short fictions

by Julie Anne Peters

Reviewer Rating:
4

This book is a set of short stories with lesbian, bisexual, and transgender teens as the main characters. Some are heartbreaking, some will make you laugh out loud, all of them will make you wish you had more time to spend with these interesting and unique characters. If you like...

Right behind you

by Gail Giles

Reviewer Rating:
0

Kip has a secret. When he was 9 years old, he killed someone, set them on fire. Now he's 13. He's spent the past 4 years in an institution for criminal kids. They've decided to give him another chance, but he can't go back to where he used to live,...

Sisters in sanity

by Gayle Forman

Reviewer Rating:
0

Brit thought she was going on a family trip. She didn't want to go, but she REALLY didn't want to end up at Red Rock Academy, a "school" for teens with problems--or general rebelliousness. Brit doesn't think she's a bad kid, and doesn't understand why her father would put her...

Taken

by Edward Bloor

Reviewer Rating:
0

Charity Meyers knows what she should do if she's taken.It's 2035, and kidnapping is a career choice for many money minded individuals in the United States. Charity has gone through trainings on kidnapping procedure and lives in a gated and secured neighborhood, escorted to school every day by armed guards....

A crooked kind of perfect

by Linda Urban

Reviewer Rating:
0

More than anything, Zoe wants to play the piano. She daydreams about herself in a flowing gown, sitting at a grand piano, playing on the stage at Carnegie Hall. In reality, Zoe's dad buys her a Perfectone D-60, an electric organ. Not the same thing at all! Other things are...

Click

Reviewer Rating:
0

Maggie's grandfather, a famous photojournalist called Gee, has just died, leaving her a special package. Rather than opening it right away, Maggie goes through a long grieving process. When she opens the package, it sends her on the journey of a lifetime. This is a jump story, one where several...

The nature of Jade

by Deb Caletti

Reviewer Rating:
0

Jade is a high school senior in Seattle. All of her friends and even her family are going through major changes and growing pains. Jade herself has anxiety. The only thing that helps calm her is lighting saint candles and watching the online elephant cam from a nearby zoo. When...

Candyfloss

by Jacqueline Wilson

Reviewer Rating:
0

It's Floss's birthday when her mum tells her that they're going to move to Australia for six months. But what about Floss's weekends with her dad? Mum has a new husband and a new baby but Dad doesn't have anyone but Floss. She makes the hard decision to stay behind...

Evolution, me, & other freaks of nature

by Robin Brande

Reviewer Rating:
0

Mena Reece does NOT want to start the new school year. She's been kicked out of church, lost all of her friends, and her parents aren't speaking to her, either. She THOUGHT that being a good Christian meant telling the truth and treating people well, but when she did the...

Side effects

by Amy Goldman Koss

Reviewer Rating:
0

Are you tired of books with sick kids dying bravely, teaching everyone a lesson? Then this book is for you! Not only does Izzy, 15, NOT die from lymphoma, but she doesn't always have a positive attitude about it. Learn from Izzy what it's really like to get diagnosed, be...

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