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BOOK REVIEW: Don’t Read the Comments by Eric Smith

Title: Don’t Read the CommentsAuthor: Eric SmithPublication: January 28, 2020Publisher: Inkyard PressGenre: Teen & YA FictionPages: 368 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Divya Sharma is a queen. Or she is when she’s playing Reclaim the Sun, the year’s hottest online game. Divya—better known as popular streaming gamer D1V—regularly leads her #AngstArmada on …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Pretenders by Rebecca Hanover

Title: The PretendersAuthor: Rebecca HanoverPublication: December 10, 2019Publisher: Sourcebooks FireGenre: Teens, YA Fiction, Mystery/ThrillerPages: 416 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) In this conclusion to The Similars duology, Emma must figure out who she really is, decide between two boys with the same face, and stop a dangerous plan based on revenge. Emma …

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BOOK REVIEW: Scared Little Rabbits by A.V. Geiger

Title: Scared Little RabbitsAuthor: A.V. GeigerPublication: December 3, 2019Publisher: Sourcebooks FireGenre: YA Fiction, Mystery Thriller, RomancePages: 368 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) We stand in a tight cluster, high above the lake. One-by-one, we made our way up the narrow trail from the edge of campus. Now, we wait shoulder to shoulder …

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BOOK REVIEW: Safe Harbour by Christina Kilbourne

Title: Safe HarbourAuthor: Christina KilbournePublication: December 10, 2019Publisher: DundurnGenre: Teens, YA FictionPages: 264 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) As crazy as her father’s plan sounds, sticking to it is easy for Harbour — until it isn’t. Fourteen-year-old Harbour is living in a tent in a Toronto ravine with her dog, a two-month …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Last to Die by Kelly Garrett

Title: The Last to DieAuthor: Kelly GarrettPublication: November 5, 2019Publisher: Sourcebooks FireGenre: Teens, YA FictionPages: 205 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Sixteen-year-old Harper Jacobs and her bored friends make a pact to engage in a series of not-quite illegal break-ins. They steal from each other’s homes, sharing their keys and alarm codes. …

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BOOK REVIEW: #NotReadyToDie by Cate Carlyle

Title: #NotReadyToDieAuthor: Cate CarlylePublication: October 7, 2019Publisher: Common Deer PressGenre: Teens, YA FictionPages: 128 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads Ginny’s life suddenly comes to a screeching halt one fateful Monday when a shooter shows up at Southwestern High School during first period. In lockdown with both the homeroom sub and her secret …

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BOOK REVIEW: In the Hope of Memories by Olivia Rivers

Title: In the Hope of MemoriesAuthor: Olivia RiversPublication: March 16, 2016Publisher: Red Sparrow PressGenre: Teens, YA FictionPages: 404 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Right before dying of a rare heart condition, Hope Jackson sets up a scavenger hunt across New York City using her graffiti art. The directions she leaves her four …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Lady Rogue by Jenn Bennett

Title: The Lady RogueAuthor: Jenn BennettPublication: September 3, 2019Publisher: Simon PulseGenre: Teen, YA FictionPages: 384 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Some legends never die… Traveling with her treasure-hunting father has always been a dream for Theodora. She’s read every book in his library, has an impressive knowledge of the world’s most sought-after …

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BOOK REVIEW: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Title: Where the Crawdads SingAuthor: Delia OwensPublication: August 14, 2018Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons (Penguin Group)Genre: YA Fiction, Contemporary FictionPages: 379 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

Title: The Lovely BonesAuthor: Alice SeboldPublication: July 3, 2002Publisher: Little Brown and CompanyGenre: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense, TeenPages: 372 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) The Lovely Bones is the story of a family devastated by a gruesome murder — a murder recounted by the teenage victim. Upsetting, you say? Remarkably, first-time novelist Alice Sebold …

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