Tagged with realistic fiction

Recent YA Releases! 9/3/15

Recent YA Releases! 9/3/15

Here’s a look at some of the new and recent releases in YA. Starting off – we have a great display in our teen section that has all the TTBF15 books! Or at least, all the ones that are out so far. We’ll be adding to this display every week leading up to the festival. … Continue reading

THE SECRETS WE KEEP: Intriguing and Wonderful

THE SECRETS WE KEEP: Intriguing and Wonderful

Title:The Secrets We Keep Author: Trisha Leaver Release Date: April 2015 Reviewed by: Emma Ella Lawton has always lived in her sister Maddy’s shadow, but she wants it that way. She is kind, geeky, and school focused, while her sister is popular, ruthless, and full of secrets. After a tragic car accident that Ella feels … Continue reading

PROOF OF FOREVER: A Beautiful Story of Friendship

PROOF OF FOREVER: A Beautiful Story of Friendship

Title: Proof Of Forever Author: Lexa Hillyer Release Date: 06/2/2015 Reviewed by: Willa  I’m going to admit this upfront: I didn’t have high hopes for Proof of Forever, mainly because of my negative experience with some other summer camp books that I didn’t connect with. However. Proof of Forever is far more than a summer camp book. … Continue reading

MORE HAPPY THAN NOT: Everyone Must Read This!

MORE HAPPY THAN NOT: Everyone Must Read This!

  Title: More Happy Than Not   Author: Adam Silvera Release Date: 06/2/2015 Reviewed by: Emily The Leteo Institute’s revolutionary memory-relief procedure seems too good to be true to Aaron Soto — miracle cure-alls don’t tend to pop up in the Bronx projects. But Aaron can’t forget how he’s grown up poor or how his friends … Continue reading

EMANCIPATED: Definitely One for the Drama Lover

EMANCIPATED: Definitely One for the Drama Lover

Title: Emancipated Author: M.G. Reyes Release Date: 05/26/2015 Reviewed by: Willa This book is definitely a unique one. I’ve always been fascinated by emancipation, and this book shows both the good and bad of being emancipated. The fact that you have to clean your own house? Bad. The fact that your parents aren’t around telling … Continue reading

New Releases 6/2/15

New Releases 6/2/15

For all our fans of realistic teen fiction, you have a bounty of riches this week. Here’s what we got recently and are new to our shelves. Because You’ll Never Meet Me by Leah Thomas Joyride by Anna Banks Nearly Found by Elle Cosimano A Mad Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller (paperback) The Devil … Continue reading

June Buzz Book: MORE HAPPY THAN NOT by Adam Silvera

June Buzz Book: MORE HAPPY THAN NOT by Adam Silvera

June Buzz Book More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera     What The Teen Press Corps Is Saying “The world-building, exploration of how Aaron interacts with his environment, and seamless integration of science fiction into the contemporary setting are amazing. The portrayal of Aaron’s struggle with internalized homophobia is really spot-on. Silvera has artfully … Continue reading

EXTRAORDINARY MEANS: More Nerds, Please

EXTRAORDINARY MEANS: More Nerds, Please

Title: Extraordinary Means Author: Robyn Schneider Release Date: 5/26/2015 Reviewed by: Willa Robyn Schneider is one heck of a writer, you guys. Not only does she craft utterly beautiful sentences, she also has a masterful hand when it comes to plot lines and characters. The thing that draws me to Robyn Schneider books over everything else … Continue reading

A SENSE OF INFINITE: Stunningly Gorgeous

A SENSE OF INFINITE: Stunningly Gorgeous

Title: A Sense of Infinite Author: Hilary T. Smith Release Date: 5/19/2015 Reviewed by: Willa Hilary T. Smith’s novel Wild Awake blew me away. Her writing is stunningly gorgeous, and her novels are both unique and relatable. A Sense of Infinite, though, topped Wild Awake. It’s heart-wrenchingly beautiful, addicting, and just . . . incredible. In the wake of … Continue reading