Contemporary (YA) | Realistic Fiction (YA) | Young Adult fiction

Review: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

GENRE & SYNOPSIS Young Adult/Contemporary/Realistic Fiction Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil […]

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Contemporary (YA) | Mental Health (YA) | Romance (YA) | Young Adult fiction

Book Review: Pen & Xander by Laekan Zea Kemp

GENRE & SYNOPSIS Contemporary/Romance/Young Adult/Mental Health Pen Prado has a passion for cooking. Specifically, cooking her father’s food in her father’s restaurant. It’s the heart of their immigrant neighborhood, a place where everyone belongs, and second chances are always on the menu. Except for Pen. Despite the fact that there’s something almost magic about her […]

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