Category Archives: young adult

Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed

Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed is an eye-opening and riveting story.  Amal loves learning, knows that freedom lies within the pages of books, and dreams of being a teacher. Those dreams are dashed when a run-in with the village’s most … Continue reading

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P.S. I Miss You by Jen Petro-Roy

P.S. I Miss You by Jen Petro-Roy is a captivating and authentic story of a young girl as she writes letters to her sister about the issues of their lives. Evie’s voice drives the action in a way that feels real … Continue reading

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Quicksand Pond by Janet Taylor Lisle

Quicksand Pond by Janet Taylor Lisle is an interesting historical mystery, and modern day problems that my middle grade students will enjoy. Jessie, her father and her siblings Julia and Jonathan are staying at a run down house near Quicksand Pond … Continue reading

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That Burning Summer by Lydia Syson

That burning summer is a really interesting story of a romance that develops between a British girl and a Polish pilot who she finds honest her home after he is forced out of his plane by parachute. I really enjoyed … 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 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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One Paris Summer by Denise Grover Swank

One Paris Summer by Denise Grover Swank is about a girl name Sophie. Sophie is intelligent, kind, and passionate. She definitely has her flaws, which make her incredibly relatable. Her flaws make her relatable because everyone has been in the awkward stage … Continue reading

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The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon

The Bone Sparrow by Zana Frailly is a book that tells the story of Subhi. The story revolves around the life of Subhi, a refugee born in an Australian permanent detention centre. Having never stepped foot outside of the fence, Subhi … Continue reading

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Irena’s Children by Tilar J. Mazzeo

Irene’s Children by Tilar J. Mazzeo is the story of a young social worker named Irena Sendler decided to do her part to help Warsaw’s Jews. She worked with the Polish Underground to smuggle over 2,000 children out of the Warsaw Ghetto and … Continue reading

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