Among the Beasts and Briars — Teen Book Review

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Review by Emily Battaglia, 16 Among the Beasts and Briars By Ashley Poston Among the Beasts and Briars tells the story of the royal gardener’s daughter, Cerys, her pet fox, and their quest into the cursed woods to save their kingdom. Even though Among the Beasts and Briars is not […]

Above All Else — Teen Book Review

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Review by Jasmine Sov, 15 Above All Else By Dana Alison Levy Rose and Tate are climbers—always have been. Since they were young, they’ve been climbing mountains, ‘bagging peaks’ as Tate puts it. And now, they’re headed to Nepal with Tate’s dad to bag the biggest peak of all—Everest. Yet […]

This will be Funny Someday — Teen Book Review

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Review by Hailey Chen, 13 This will be Funny Someday By Katie Henry 16-year old Isabel Vance, better known as Izzy V in some places, describes herself as a miniature pig in her family of golden retrievers. Accidentally walking into a stand-up comedy club is definitely not what her family […]

You Know I’m No Good — Teen Book Review

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Review by AIsabella Henriquez, 17 You Know I’m No Good By Jessie Ann Foley To say Mia Dempsey is wild is an understatement. She drinks, smokes, parties, and has sex with many different boys, all while still being in high school. Her parents worry for her, but Mia acts like […]

A Song Below Water — Teen Book Review

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Review by Jasmine Sov, 15 A Song Below Water By Bethany C. Morrow Tavia and Effie, best friends to the end, have been supporting each other all the way up to their junior year of high school. It’s always been them against the world. Tavia must conceal her siren powers […]

Crownchasers — Teen Book Review

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Review by Sam Redfearn, 14 Crownchasers By Rebecca Coffindaffer Alyssa “Farshot” Faroshti is a naïve, adventurous space pilot who has just accomplished yet another feat for the Explorer’s Society, circumnavigating an entire planet. While spending all night celebrating, she gets the news that her Uncle Atar has fallen yet again […]

Pride and Premeditation — Teen Book Review

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Review by Cadence Chen, 17 Pride and Premeditation By Tirzah Price Elizabeth Bennett, known as Lizzie to her close friends and family, sees a shocking murder as a golden opportunity to prove herself as a barrister to her father and finally earn her own position at his firm. She approaches […]

Game Changer — Teen Book Review

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Review by Sam Redfearn, 14 Game Changer By Neal Shusterman Ashley “Ash” Bowman is just a tackle on Tibbetsville High’s football team. He argues with his brother, hangs out with his friends, and pays less attention than he should in school. His best friend, Leo, is being scouted for football […]

Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry — Teen Book Review

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Review by Jesus Gonzalez, 15 Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry By Joya Goffney Excuse me while I Ugly Cry by Joya Goffney was incredible. In it, Quinn, a high school teenage girl who has a creepy yet cute obsession with making lists about everything, has her whole life turned […]

The Love Curse of Melody McIntyre — Teen Book Review

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Review by Amber Elias, 15 The Love Curse of Melody McIntyre By Robin When it comes to the beautifully chaotic world of theatre, it’s easy to forget about the people making magic happen behind the stage. More times than not, members of the stage crew are just as passionate about […]