Twelve Steps to Normal Review

Synopsis from Little, Brown, and Company: James Patterson presents this emotionally resonant novel that shows that while some broken things can’t be put back exactly the way they were, they can be repaired and made even stronger. Kira’s Twelve Steps To A Normal Life 1. Accept Grams is gone. 2. Learn to forgive Dad. 3. … Continue reading Twelve Steps to Normal Review

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Folded Notes from High School Review

Synopsis from Penguin Young Readers: A status-obsessed senior unexpectedly falls for a freshman because of his Danny Zuko audition in their high school’s production of Grease in this outrageously funny epistolary novel set in 1991. The folded notes collected for this book represent correspondence surrounding one Tara Maureen Murphy, senior at South High c. 1991-1992. … Continue reading Folded Notes from High School Review

What the Valley Knows Review

Synopsis from Edelweiss: Millington Valley is a quintessential small Pennsylvania town: families go back generations. Football rules. Kids drink while adults look the other way. High school is a whirlwind of aspiration and rivalry, friendship and jealousy. When smart and pretty Molly Hanover moves to town and attracts the attention of the football team's hero, … Continue reading What the Valley Knows Review

Kissing Max Holden Review

Synopsis from Edelweiss: Life gets complicated when a teen girl is caught kissing the bad boy next door in this contemporary YA romance from debut author Katy Upperman. “Jilly. . . if you tell me to go home, I will.” After his father has a life-altering stroke, Max Holden isn't himself. His long-time friend Jillian … Continue reading Kissing Max Holden Review

Love, Life, and the List Review 

Synopsis from HarperCollins: What do you do when you’ve fallen for your best friend? Funny and romantic, this effervescent story about family, friendship, and finding yourself is perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen and Jenny Han. Seventeen-year-old Abby Turner’s summer isn’t going the way she’d planned. She has a not-so-secret but definitely unrequited crush on … Continue reading Love, Life, and the List Review 

Like Water Review 

Synopsis from Edelweiss: In Savannah Espinoza’s small New Mexico hometown, kids either flee after graduation or they’re trapped there forever. Vanni never planned to get stuck—but that was before her father was diagnosed with Huntington’s disease, leaving her and her mother to care for him. Now she doesn’t have much of a plan at all: … Continue reading Like Water Review 

Always and Forever, Lara Jean Review 

Synopsis from Edelweiss: Lara Jean is having the best senior year a girl could ever hope for. She is head over heels in love with her boyfriend, Peter; her dad’s finally getting remarried to their next door neighbor, Ms. Rothschild; and Margot’s coming home for the summer just in time for the wedding. But change … Continue reading Always and Forever, Lara Jean Review 

One of Us is Lying Review

Synopsis from Edelweiss: In this story of what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive. Pay close attention and you might solve this. On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention. Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule. Addy, the beauty, is the … Continue reading One of Us is Lying Review

Girl in Snow Review 

Synopsis from Simon & Schuster: When a beloved high schooler named Lucinda Hayes is found murdered, no one in her sleepy Colorado suburb is untouched—not the boy who loved her too much; not the girl who wanted her perfect life; not the officer assigned to investigate her murder. In the aftermath of the tragedy, these … Continue reading Girl in Snow Review 

This Darkness Mine Review 

Synopsis from Edelweiss: From Edgar Award–winning author Mindy McGinnis comes a dark and riveting psychological thriller about a dangerous split-personality love triangle that begins to fracture the life Sasha Stone has so meticulously built. A gripping look at what it means to give away the heart . . . that isn’t yours to give. Sasha … Continue reading This Darkness Mine Review 

The Special Ones Review 

Synopsis from HMH Books for Young Readers: Esther is one of the Special Ones: four young spiritual guides who live in a remote farmhouse under the protection of a mysterious cult leader. He watches them around the clock, ready to punish them if they forget who they are—and all the while, broadcasting their lives to … Continue reading The Special Ones Review 

Everything All at Once Review 

Synopsis from Edelweiss: Lottie Reeves has always struggled with anxiety, and when her beloved Aunt Helen dies, Lottie begins to fear that her own unexpected death might be waiting around every corner. Aunt Helen wasn’t a typical aunt. She was the author of the best–selling Alvin Hatter series, about siblings who discover the elixir of … Continue reading Everything All at Once Review 

Ink and Ashes Review 

Synopsis from Lee & Low Books: Claire Takata has never known much about her father, who passed away ten years ago. But on the anniversary of his death, she finds a letter from her deceased father to her stepfather. Before now, Claire never had a reason to believe they even knew each other. Struggling to … Continue reading Ink and Ashes Review 

Mango Delight Review 

Synopsis from Edelweiss: What happens when your BFF becomes your EFF . . . EX-Friend-Forever? When seventh-grader Mango Delight Fuller accidentally breaks her BFF Brooklyn’s new cell phone, her life falls apart. She loses her friends and her spot on the track team, and even costs her father his job as a chef. But Brooklyn’s … Continue reading Mango Delight Review 

On the Fence Review 

Synopsis from Edelweiss: She’s a tomboy. He’s the boy next door… Charlie Reynolds can outrun, outscore, and outwit every boy she knows. But when it comes to being a girl, Charlie doesn’t know the first thing about anything. So when she starts working at a chichi boutique to pay off a speeding ticket, she finds … Continue reading On the Fence Review 

The Heartbreakers Review

Synopsis from Edelweiss: Stella never meant to fall for a rock star…much less a Heartbreaker When Stella's sister Cara is diagnosed with leukemia, Stella puts her dreams on hold to move home and be with her family. With Cara's birthday approaching, Stella wants to get her the perfect gift—an autographed poster of her sister's favorite … Continue reading The Heartbreakers Review

P.S. I Like You Review 

Synopsis from Scholastic: What if the person you were falling for was a total mystery? While Lily is spacing out in Chemistry one day, she picks up her pencil and scribbles a line from one of her favorite songs on the desk. The next day, someone else has written back to her on the desk! … Continue reading P.S. I Like You Review 

Lucky in Love Review 

Synopsis from Edelweiss: In this new contemporary from YA star Kasie West, a girl who wins the lottery learns that money can cause more problems than it solves, especially when love comes into the picture. Maddie's not impulsive. She's all about hard work and planning ahead. But one night, on a whim, she buys a … Continue reading Lucky in Love Review 

Standalone Sunday | The Art of Feeling

Standalone Sunday is a weekly feature created by Megan @ BookslayerReads to spotlight a standalone novel that you loved and would want to recommend. Be sure to check out her blog and original post by clicking on the link above! Synopsis from Edelweiss: Perfect for fans of Jennifer Niven’s New York Times bestseller All the Bright … Continue reading Standalone Sunday | The Art of Feeling

Follow Me Back Review 

Synopsis from Edelweiss: There’s a fine line between fandom and obsession in this debut from Wattpad superstar A.V. Geiger Tessa Hart's agoraphobia means she doesn't interact with man people-except for the online fandom of pop sensation Eric Thorn. She knows it sounds crazy, but he's the only one who seems to understand her, even though … Continue reading Follow Me Back Review 

The Art of Feeling Review 

Synopsis from Edelweiss: Perfect for fans of Jennifer Niven’s New York Times bestseller All the Bright Places, this contemporary YA novel explores the friendship between a girl in constant pain and a boy who feels nothing at all. Since the car accident, Samantha Herring has been in pain, not only from her leg injury, but … Continue reading The Art of Feeling Review 

Zenn Diagram Review – Buddy Read with Charlotte @ charannelise

Synopsis from Kids Can Press: Eva Walker is a seventeen-year-old math genius. And if that doesn't do wonders for her popularity, there's another thing that makes it even worse: when she touches another person or anything that belongs to them --- from clothes to textbooks to cell phones --- she sees a vision of their … Continue reading Zenn Diagram Review – Buddy Read with Charlotte @ charannelise

The Hate U Give Review – Buddy Read with Debbie @ DebbiesLibrary

Synopsis from Edelweiss: Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon … Continue reading The Hate U Give Review – Buddy Read with Debbie @ DebbiesLibrary

Such A Good Girl Review 

Synopsis from Simon and Schuster: Things to know about Riley Stone: Riley Stone is just about perfect. (Ask anyone.) She has a crush on her French teacher, Alex Belrose. (And she suspects he likes her, too.) Riley has her entire life planned out. (The plan is nonnegotiable.) She’s never had a secret she couldn’t keep. … Continue reading Such A Good Girl Review 

It’s Not Like It’s a Secret Review 

Synopsis from Edelweiss: Sixteen-year-old Sana Kiyohara has too many secrets. Some are small, like how it bothers her when her friends don’t invite her to parties. Some are big, like that fact that her father may be having an affair. And then there’s the one that she can barely even admit to herself—the one about … Continue reading It’s Not Like It’s a Secret Review 

Seven Days of You Review 

Synopsis from Edelweiss: Sophia Wachowski has seven days left in Tokyo before she moves back to the States for her senior year of high school. Seven days to say good-bye to the electric city she's called home for years, to eat at every ramen shop she can find, to sing endless karaoke with her wild … Continue reading Seven Days of You Review 

Letters from Jayson Review 

Synopsis from the Author's Website: Lindsey is ready for a change. Shallow relationships and a dead end job have left her longing for more, so when a rare but difficult opportunity presents itself for a promotion and temporary change of scenery, she jumps at the chance to try something new. Jayson wants a quiet place … Continue reading Letters from Jayson Review 

The Upside of Unrequited Review 

Synopsis from Edelweiss: Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love—she’s lived through it twenty-six times. She crushes hard and crushes often, but always in secret. Because no matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can’t stomach the idea of rejection. So she’s careful. Fat girls always have … Continue reading The Upside of Unrequited Review 

My not so Perfect Life Review 

Synopsis from Random House: Everywhere Katie Brenner looks, someone else is living the life she longs for—particularly her boss Demeter Farlowe. Demeter is brilliant and creative, lives with her perfect family in a posh London townhouse, and wears the coolest clothes. Katie’s life, meanwhile, is a daily struggle—from her dismal rental to her oddball flatmates … Continue reading My not so Perfect Life Review 

By Your Side Review

Synopsis from Edelweiss: In this irresistible story, Kasie West explores the timeless question of what to do when you fall for the person you least expect. Witty and romantic, this paperback original from a fan favorite is perfect for fans of Stephanie Perkins and Morgan Matson. When Autumn Collins finds herself accidentally locked in the … Continue reading By Your Side Review

Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda Review 

Synopsis from Goodreads: Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual … Continue reading Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda Review 

The Inexplicable Logic of My Life Review 

Synopsis from Goodreads: Sal used to know his place with his adoptive gay father, their loving Mexican-American family, and his best friend, Samantha. But it’s senior year, and suddenly Sal is throwing punches, questioning everything, and realizing he no longer knows himself. If Sal’s not who he thought he was, who is he? About: The … Continue reading The Inexplicable Logic of My Life Review 

A List of Cages Review – Buddy Read with Irena at Book Dust Magic

Synopsis from NetGalley: When Adam Blake lands the best elective ever in his senior year, serving as an aide to the school psychologist, he thinks he's got it made. Sure, it means a lot of sitting around, which isn't easy for a guy with ADHD, but he can't complain, since he gets to spend the … Continue reading A List of Cages Review – Buddy Read with Irena at Book Dust Magic