Review | In the Role of Brie Hutchens

Eighth grader Brie Hutchens dreams of being an actor on one of her beloved soap operas, and just knows that landing a role in the school play and convincing her parents to let her go to the performing arts high school will get her there.

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Review | Felix Ever After

Felix Love is worried he’ll never get his happily-ever-after–not when it comes to romance, or to his family, or to his art, or even to his own identity.

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Review | The Henna Wars

Nishat’s traditional Muslim Bangladeshi parents don’t take her coming out as a lesbian very well, but she’s glad to have the support of her sister.

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Review | Late to the Party

Codi’s teen years aren’t turning out like she thought they would–she’s never been kissed and she’s definitely never been to a party.

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Review | Clap When You Land

Yahaira and Camino are two teen girls living vastly different lives–Yahaira in New York City, Camino in the Dominican Republic.

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Review | It Sounded Better in My Head

Post-high school life isn’t going exactly the way Natalie thought it would: first, her parents announce their divorce, and worse, everyone is being calm and collected about it when Natalie feels anything but.

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Review | Rules for Being a Girl

Marin’s senior year is going perfectly: she’s got a great boyfriend and friends, she’s on track to get into her dream college, and she’s the editor of her school newspaper, where she’s mentored by her cool, young teacher Mr. Beckett. But Marin’s just-about-perfect life is shaken up when Mr. Beckett, or “Bex,” hits on her–and worse, no one believes her.

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Review | What I Like About You

Halle has spent years cultivating her online persona: “Kels,” a confident YA book blogger who bakes stunning cupcakes inspired by book covers and has a huge online following. After moving in with her grandpa, Halle has carefully crafted a plan to finish senior year strong, keep blogging & baking, and earn a spot at NYU so she can pursue her dream of working in publishing.

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Review | Harley in the Sky

Every reader has that one author that seems to be writing books just for them. For me, Akemi Dawn Bowman is that author. Starfish and Summer Bird Blue felt so personal to me as a biracial Asian reader who spent so long looking for characters like me in YA–not to mention how authentically her books have handled mental health and identity.

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