A Thousand Heartbeats – Teen Book Review

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Reviewed by Jasmine Sov, age 17 A Thousand Heartbeats by Kiera Cass Princess Annika has always longed for true love. But within the bounds of Meckonah Castle, she knows that isn’t possible for her. Since her mother’s disappearance, her once-loving father has grown distant, and the needs of the kingdom […]

Dark Room Etiquette – Teen Book Review

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Reviewed by Samuel Redfearn, age 17 Dark Room Etiquette by Robin Roe Sixteen-year-old Saye Wayte has been wealthy enough his entire life to never have many worries. His existence is such that he rarely holds any concerns for the feelings of others, and while he insists he isn’t a cruel […]

Inaugural Ballers – Teen Book Reviews

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Reviewed by Amber Elias, age 17 Inaugural Ballers by Andrew Maraniss Quickly after the invention of basketball by James Naismith, it was women who popularized the sport in late 19th century America. From then on, the battle for women’s representation in sports began, especially team sports played in schools and […]

Spell Hacker – Teen Book Review

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Reviewed by Hailey Chen, age 16 Spell Hacker by M.K England Diz is like any other 18-year-old girl her age living in Kyrkarta. Tight-knit group of friends? Check. Living in a crappy apartment? Check. Running an illegal Maz siphoning gig, therefore stealing from a major corporation? Check. Magic, more commonly known […]

Ace of Spades – Teen Book Review

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Reviewed by Samuel Redfearn, age 16 Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé Chiamaka Adebayo: Niveus Private Academy’s Head Prefect for three years running, a valedictorian candidate, the most popular and powerful student. That’s who she is at the beginning of her senior year at Niveus, having worked harder than anyone else ever since […]

Boys of the Beast – Teen Book Review

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Reviewed by Samuel Redfearn, age 16 Boys of the Beast by Monica Zepeda Monica Zepeda’s debut novel, Boys of the Beast, follows the story of three cousins on a road trip after the death of their grandmother. Matt is passionate about filmmaking, and wants to pursue this dream at USC, […]

The Loophole – Teen Book Review

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Reviewed by Jasmine Sov, age 17 The Loophole by Naz Kutub Ever since Sayyed’s boyfriend Farouk left him to travel across the globe and “fix the world”, Sy’s been depressed day and night. With Farouk, it felt like anything could happen—but without him, Sy’s stuck in a dead end. But […]

How We Ricochet – Teen Book Review

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Reviewed by Jasmine Sov, age 17 How We Ricochet by Faith Gardner Betty Lavelle’s life is going alright—she’s doing well at her internship, her older sister Joy is working at a café, and her mom just started a new job. So when they all go to the mall to pick […]

Epically Earnest – Teen Book Review

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Reviewed by Giselle Carlos, age 18 Epically Earnest by Molly Horan Jane Grady is notorious for being the “bag baby,” but all she wants right now is a prom date. As a one-year-old found by her future father and aunt in an oversized Gucci bag at a train station, Jane found […]

Some Mistakes Were Made – Teen Book Review

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Reviewed by Giselle Carlos, age 18 Some Mistakes Were Made by Kristin Dwyer Kristin Dwyer’s Some Mistakes Were Made is a heartfelt, memorable coming-of-age novel about young love and found homes. The novel revolves around best friends Ellis and Easton, who first grew close when Easton’s family opened up their […]