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We Are Okay Review

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Summary: “You go through life thinking there’s so much you need… Until you leave with only your phone, your wallet, and a picture of your mother. Marin hasn’t spoken to anyone from her old life since the day she left everything behind. No one knows the truth about those […]

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I Was Born for This Review

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Summary: “For Angel Rahimi, life is only about one thing: The Ark – a pop-rock trio of teenage boys who are currently taking the world by storm. Being part of The Ark’s fandom has given her everything – her friendships, her dreams, her place in the world. Jimmy Kaga-Ricci […]

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Solitaire Review

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Summary: “In case you’re wondering, this is not a love story. My name is Tori Spring. I like to sleep and I like to blog. Last year – before all that stuff with Charlie and before I had to face the harsh realities of A-Levels and university applications and […]

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A Thousand Perfect Notes Review

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Summary: “An emotionally charged story of music, abuse and, ultimately, hope. Beck hates his life. He hates his violent mother. He hates his home. Most of all, he hates the piano that his mother forces him to play hour after hour, day after day. He will never play as […]

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Far from the Tree Review

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Summary: “Being the middle child has its ups and downs. But for Grace, an only child who was adopted at birth, discovering that she is a middle child is a different ride altogether. After putting her own baby up for adoption, she goes looking for her biological family, including— […]

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All for the Game Trilogy Review

Why hello! I could do this in individual reviews, but I think this is more concise. The Foxhole Court: I gave this one four stars, mostly because I felt like it was missing something. I loved the introduction to the characters and the fictional sport Exy. I read this within a few days and fell […]

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The Hate U Give Review

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Summary: “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. […]

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Radio Silence Review

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Summary: “You probably think that Aled Last and I are going to fall in love or something. Since he is a boy and I am a girl. I just wanted to say—we don’t. Frances Janvier spends most of her time studying. When she’s not studying, she’s up in her […]

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Foolish Hearts Review

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Summary: “A contemporary novel about a girl whose high school production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream leads her to new friends—and maybe even new love. The day of the last party of the summer, Claudia overhears a conversation she wasn’t supposed to. Now on the wrong side of one of the […]

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Turtles All the Way Down Review

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Summary: “Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s […]

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