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BOOK REVIEW: The Ballerinas by Rachel Kapelke-Dale

Rating Title: The BallerinasAuthor: Rachel Kapelke-DalePublication: December 7, 2021Publisher: St. Martin’s PressGenre: Teen, YA FictionPages: 296 Amazon Barnes and Noble Goodreads Author Website SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Fourteen years ago, Delphine abandoned her prestigious soloist spot at the Paris Opera Ballet for a new life in St. Petersburg––taking with her a …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Upside of Falling by Alex Light

Rating Title: The Upside of FallingAuthor: Alex LightPublication: February 18, 2020Publisher: Harper TeenGenre: Teen & YA FictionPages: 284 Amazon Barnes and Noble Goodreads Author Website SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) It’s been years since seventeen-year-old Becca Hart believed in true love. But when her former best friend teases her for not having …

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BOOK REVIEW: Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

Rating Title: UgliesAuthor: Scott WesterfeldPublication: May 10, 2006Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young ReadersGenre: Teen, YA Fiction, Science FictionPages: 448 Amazon Barnes and Noble Goodreads Author Website SYNOPSIS: (From Amazon) Tally is about to turn sixteen, and she can’t wait. In just a few weeks she’ll have the operation …

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BOOK REVIEW: Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch

Rating Title: Love & GelatoAuthor: Jenna Evans WelchPublication: May 3, 2016Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young ReadersGenre: Teen, YA Fiction, Clean RomancePages: 417 Amazon Barnes and Noble Goodreads Author Website SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) “I made the wrong choice.” Lina is spending the summer in Tuscany, but she isn’t in …

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BOOK REVIEW: At the End of Everything by Marieke Nijkamp

Rating Title: At the End of EverythingAuthor: Marieke NijkampPublication: January 25, 2022Publisher: Sourcebooks FireGenre: Teens, YA Fiction, Mystery, ThrillerPages: 400 Amazon Barnes and Noble Goodreads Author Website SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) The Hope Juvenile Treatment Center is ironically named. No one has hope for the delinquent teenagers who have been exiled …

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BOOK REVIEW: Candy Colored Sky by Ginger Scott

Rating Title: Candy Colored SkyAuthor: Ginger ScottPublication: February 26, 2021Publisher: Little Miss Write, LLCGenre: Teens, YA FictionPages: 316 Amazon Barnes and Noble Goodreads Author Website SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Jonah Wydner has been in love with his neighbor Eleanor Trombley for years. He has watched her life play out from the …

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BOOK REVIEW: Meet Me In London by Georgia Toffolo

Rating Title: Meet Me In LondonAuthor: Georgia ToffoloPublication: September 28, 2021Publisher: HQN BooksGenre: Teens, YA FictionPages: 232 Amazon Barnes and Noble Goodreads Author’s Amazon Site SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Aspiring clothes designer Victoria Scott spends her days working in a bar in Chelsea and her evenings designing vintage clothes, dreaming of …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Matzah Ball by Jean Meltzer

Rating Title: The Matzah BallAuthor: Jean MeltzerPublication: September 28, 2021Publisher: MIRAGenre: Fiction, HolidayPages: 416 Featured “Hometown” Bookstore OTM – NEW Amazon Barnes and Noble Goodreads Author Website SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Oy! to the worldRachel Rubenstein-Goldblatt is a nice Jewish girl with a shameful secret: she loves Christmas. For a decade she’s …

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Never Saw Me Coming by Vera Kurian

Rating Title: Never Saw Me ComingAuthor: Vera KurianPublication: September 7, 2021Publisher: Park RowGenre: ThrillerPages: 400 Featured “Hometown” Bookstore OTM – NEW Amazon Barnes and Noble Goodreads Author Website SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Meet Chloe Sevre. She’s a freshman honor student, a leggings-wearing hot girl next door, who also happens to be …

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Seven Dirty Secrets by Natalie D. Richards

Rating Title: Seven Dirty SecretsAuthor: Natalie D. RichardsPublication: November 2, 2021Publisher: Sourcebooks FireGenre: Teen/YA, MysteryPages: 336 Featured “Hometown” Bookstore OTM – New Amazon Barnes and Noble Goodreads Author Website SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) I know seven secrets:One caused the fall. One did nothing. One saw it all.One didn’t care. One used …

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BOOK REVIEW: Daring Do and the Forbidden City of Clouds by G.M. Berrow and A.K. Sterling

Rating Title: Daring Do and the Forbidden City of CloudsAuthor: G.M. Berrow and A.K. YearlingPublication: July 5, 2016Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersGenre: Children’s BooksPages: 208 Featured “Hometown” Bookstore – Lowry’s Books – NEW Featured “Hometown” Bookstore – Lowry’s Books – USED Amazon Barnes and Noble Goodreads SYNOPSIS: (From …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Road Trip by Beth O’Leary

Rating Title: The Road TripAuthor: Beth O’LearyPublication: June 1, 2021Publisher: BerkleyGenre: Women’s FictionPages: 398 Featured “Hometown” Bookstore OTM – NEW Featured “Hometown” Bookstore OTM – USED Amazon Barnes & Noble Goodreads Author Website SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Addie and her sister are about to embark on an epic road trip to …

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BOOK REVIEW: Lightning Down by Tom Clavin

Rating Title: Lightning DownAuthor: Tom ClavinPublication: November 2, 2021Publisher: St. Martin’s PressGenre: Non-FictionPages: 307 Featured “Hometown” Bookstore OFM Amazon Barnes and Noble Goodreads SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) On August 13, 1944, Joe Moser set off on his forty-fourth combat mission over occupied France. Soon, he would join almost 170 other Allied …

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