MG Review: Frederik Sandwich and the Earthquake that Couldn’t Possibly Be by Kevin John Scott

Frederik Sandwich and the Earthquake that Couldn’t Possibly Be is a page-turning, hilarious mystery/adventure about friendship and otherness.

YA Review: Trusting You and Other Lies by Nicole Williams

Searching for a swoon-worthy YA to add to your beach reads pile? Nicole Williams has you covered with Trusting You and Other Lies, a contemporary YA romance set at a woodsy summer camp and featuring a delicious slow-burn romance. The novel centers around the summer romance between camp counselor Phoenix and her supervisor, Callum. She’s athleticContinue reading “YA Review: Trusting You and Other Lies by Nicole Williams”

YA Review: Future Leaders of Nowhere by Emily O’Beirne

Bursting with charm, Future Leaders of Nowhere juggles themes of power, gender, sexuality, and – like any good YA – growing pains, all while maintaining sharp focus on the idiosyncratic and diverse cast of lovable characters.

YA Review: The Football Girl by Thatcher Heldring

Told in alternating point-of-views, Thatcher Heldring’s novel The Football Girl challenges what it means to be a girl in sports and explores the burdens of being a trail-blazer.

YA Review: 10 Things I Can See From Here by Carrie Mac

In Carrie Mac’s YA novel 10 Things I Can See From Here, protagonist Maeve copes with life’s obstacles through the lens of crippling anxiety. Maeve explains that “ninety-seven percent of people worried just fine. They felt the range of related emotions, but they could still do life, even simultaneously. The remaining 3 percent? We wereContinue reading “YA Review: 10 Things I Can See From Here by Carrie Mac”

MG Review: Jelly Bean Summer by Joyce Magnin

The book’s young protagonist moves onto her roof and then contemplates running away to Arizona as tension boils in her home after her brother went missing in Vietnam.

YA Review: Get It Together, Delilah!

Erin Gough’s Get It Together, Delilah – originally published in Australia – follows protagonist Delilah as she discovers what she wants to fight for and, perhaps more importantly, how. Short-tempered and easy to deny support from others (especially adults), Delilah’s snap-judgements tend to cause more problems that solutions. Tasked with saving her father’s failing caféContinue reading “YA Review: Get It Together, Delilah!”

YA review: COMING UP FOR AIR by Miranda Kenneally

Coming Up for Air tells the story of pre-Olympic swimmer Maggie as she struggles to find her pace both in the pool and in the bedroom.

MG Review: THE PANTS PROJECT by Cat Clarke

THE PANTS PROJECT is a source of hope for transgendered adolescents and the people who love them.