Review: In the Wild Light

In the Wild Light by Jeff Zentner Crown Books for Young Readers, 2021 YA Contemporary Summary: Delaney makes a discovery that could change things drastically in medicine. Leveraging her discovery she gets admitted to a fancy high school but they have to admit her best friend Cash too. As Delaney makes friend and spends time […]

Review: One Great Lie

One Great Lie by Deb Caletti Atheneum, 2021 YA Contemporary Summary: Charlotte wins a chance to work with her favorite author, Luca Bruni, in Venice. At first, it’s a dream come true but as Charlotte gets to know the author she finds darker secrets. As she gets to know the city, she is able to […]

Review: Frankly in Love

Frankly in Love by David Yoon G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 2019 YA Contemporary Summary: Frank’s last year of high school is tumultuous. He likes a girl who his parents won’t approve of. His friend Joy is dating a guy her parents won’t approve of. So they decide to fake date. Likes: I like that there […]

Top Ten Tuesday: YA Contempories I Want to Read This Summer

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by the Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week it’s a freebie. So I thought I’d showcase the pile of young adult contemporaries I’ve been hoarding. A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi (I’ve always liked their writing […]

Review: The Boy in the Black Suit

The Boy in the Black Suit by Jason Reynolds Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2015 YA Contemporary Summary: Matt starts wearing the suit he wore to his mom’s funeral everyday because he starts working at Mr. Ray’s funeral home. Through his job he learns more about other people, especially after they’ve lost someone important to […]

Review: Wildlife

Wildlife by Fiona Wood Poppy, 2013 YA Contemporary Summary: Sib and a bunch of her classmates are spending a term at a wilderness campus. Before they go, Sib ends up on a billboard because she reluctantly agreed to be the model for a perfume campaign and it changes her social dynamic. The popular boy is […]

Review: Fence Vol. 4

Fence, Vol. 4: Rivals written by C. S. Pacat illustrated by Johanna the Mad Boom! Box, 2020 YA Contemporary Comic 9 cups of tea out of 11 Summary: The new King’s Row fencing team faces off against another school’s team and they learn the hard way that this battle isn’t the same as competing in […]

Review: Clap When You Land

Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo Harper Teen, 2020 YA Contemporary 9 cups of tea out of 11 Summary: A novel told in verse from the perspectives of two daughters, one living in New York City and the other in the Dominican Republic. Their father dies in a plane crash and they have to […]