Category Archives: Teens

A Promise Stitched in Time by Colleen Rowan Kosinski

A Promise Stitched in Time by Colleen Rowan Kosinski was an interesting middle grade book about grief, acceptance and friendship, with a touch of historical mystery. It introduces young readers to a heavy topic: the Holocaust. Maggie must create a thought-provoking … Continue reading

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All About Anne by Anne Frank House

All About Anne by Anne Frank House is a middle grade book about the life and death of Anne Frank, compiled by The Anne Frank House is an vitally important book that should be read by everyone, regardless of age.  It … Continue reading

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The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord

The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord is amazing. I simply could not put this book down. I love, love, love this book. Lucy’s mom is dealing with cancer the second time. Her mom asks her to work at Daybreak … Continue reading

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The Last Thing You Said by Sara Biren

The Last Thing You Said by Sara Biren is a tender story about a girl who lost her best friend. About a friendship that no matter what will never end, and how grieving someone you lost is different for everybody involved. … Continue reading

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Coming Up for Air by Miranda Kenneally

Coming Up for Air by Miranda Kenneally is a fantastic book in the Hundred Oaks series. This is the 5th book I’ve read in the series. I love getting lost in the sporty world that Miranda Kenneally has created. I … Continue reading

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The Sky between You and Me by Catherine Alene

The Sky between You and Me by Catherine Alene is a novel written in verse begins with poems that evoke the richness of Rae’s life.   It is a story about a horse-loving girl who develops an eating disorder in order to become a … Continue reading

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The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea Sedoti

The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea Sedoti flows naturally and without effort. The dialogue throughout this book really made the best part of the story. The main character is Hawthorn Creely who can at times be loveable and other … Continue reading

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Cinnamon Moon by Tess Hilo

Cinnamon Moon by Tess Hilo is a story about the survival of a brother and sister from that small town and how they learned to survive without their parents. Alone as orphans in the city of Chicago, they survived with the … Continue reading

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The Kindness Club: Chloe on the Bright Side by Courtney Sheinmel

The Kindness Club: Chloe on the Bright Side by Courtney Sheinmel is an awesome new book from author Courtney Sheinmel. It explores what it means to be kind, and how sometimes it’s not always so easy to do the right thing. … Continue reading

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The Infinity Year of Avalon James by Dana Middleton

The Infinity Year of Avalon James by Dana Middleton is about two best friends who when they turn the age of ten are granted an “infinity year” which is a year of magical “things” that are supposed to happen, especially since … Continue reading

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