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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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BOOK REVIEW: Even If I Fall by Abigail Johnson

Title: Even If I FallAuthor: Abigail JohnsonPublication: January 8, 2019Publisher: Inkyard PressGenre: Teen, YA FictionPages: 352 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) A year ago, Brooke Covington lost everything when her beloved older brother, Jason, confessed to the murder of his best friend, Calvin. Brooke and her family became social pariahs, broken and unable …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Similars by Rebecca Hanover

Title: The SimilarsAuthor: Rebecca HanoverPublication: January 1, 2019Publisher: Sourcebooks FireGenre: Teens, YA Fiction, Mystery, ThrillerPages: 400 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) When six clones join Emmaline’s prestigious boarding school, she must confront the heartbreak of seeing her dead best friend’s face each day in class. The Similars are all anyone can talk …

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