The Stepping Off Place – Teen Book Review

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Reviewed by Elise Chen, age 15 The Stepping Off Place by Cameron Kelly Rosenblum Reid MacGregory can’t imagine her life without her best friend and social anchor, Hattie Darrow. It’s the summer before senior year, and Reid is deeply embedded in Scofield High’s popular crowd, courtesy of Hattie. However, when summer […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Three Drops of Blood – Teen Book Review

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Reviewed by Jasmine Sov, age 17 Three Drops of Blood by Gretchen McNeil When a behind-the-scenes scandal derails 17-year-old Kate’s acting career, she’s determined to get back on track. But it’s not that easy—she’s implicated in the scandal, her agent only sends her out for stereotypical “fat girl” parts, and […]