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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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BOOK REVIEW: What You Hide by Natalie D. Richards

Title: What You HideAuthor: Natalie D. RichardsPublication: December 4, 2018Publisher: Sourcebooks FireGenre: Teens, YA FictionPages: 384 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Spencer volunteers at the library. Sure, it’s community service, but he likes his work. Especially if it means getting to see Mallory. Mallory spends a lot of time keeping her head …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Color of Lies by C.J. Lyons

Title: The Color of LiesAuthor: C.J. LyonsPublication: November 6, 2018Publisher: HarperCollins PublishingGenre: YA Fiction, Thriller, Suspense, Mystery, RomancePages:336 SYNOPSIS:(From Goodreads) High school senior Ella Cleary has always been good at reading people. Her family has a rare medical condition called synesthesia that scrambles the senses—her Gram Helen sees every sound, …

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BOOK REVIEW: Protected by Claire Zorn

Title: ProtectedAuthor: Claire ZornPublication: October 3, 2018Publisher: Sourcebooks FireGenre: Teens, YA FictionPages: 292 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) I have three months left to call Katie my older sister. Then the gap will close and I will pass her. I will get older. But Katie will always be fifteen, eleven months and …

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BOOK REVIEW: Listen to Your Heart by Kasie West

Title: Listen to Your HeartAuthor: Kasie WestPublication: May 29, 2018Publisher: Scholastics, Inc.Genre: Teens, Young AdultPages: 336 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads Talking to other people isn’t Kate Bailey’s favorite activity. She’d much rather be out on the lake, soaking up the solitude and sunshine. So when her best friend, Alana, convinces Kate …

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Things I’d Rather Do Than Die by Christine Hurley Deriso

Title: Things I’d Rather Do Than DieAuthor: Christine Hurley DerisoPublication: September 18, 2018Publisher: North Star EditionsGenre: Teens, Family Issues, Contemporary, RomancePages: 277 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Jade Fulton and Ethan Garrett are opposites in every sense of the word. Ethan is an all-American poster boy—a star athlete dating the most popular …

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BOOK REVIEW: Sadie by Courtney Summers

Title: SadieAuthor: Courtney SummersPublication: September 4, 2018Publisher: Wednesday BooksGenre: Teens, Mystery, ThrillerPages: 320 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Sadie hasn’t had an easy life. Growing up on her own, she’s been raising her sister Mattie in an isolated small town, trying her best to provide a normal life and keep their heads …

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