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MG Novel: Nest by Esther Ehrlich

Nest by Esther Ehrlich Nest by Esther Ehrlich is a literary upper middle grade to lower YA novel (read: “tween novel”) about a young girl named Naomi, or “Chirp,” living in 1970s Cape Cod and what happens to her family … Continue reading

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YA Book Review: Scars by Cheryl Rainfield

Scars by Cheryl Rainfield is an incredibly powerful story about self-harm, rape, abuse, and homophobia written in a completely authentic and compelling (and non-overwhelming!) way. Never did I question the author’s “teen voice” or authority to tell this story. When … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta is an excellent YA novel with some extremely heavy themes, but an overall hopeful tone. The story is about a troubled teenaged girl named Taylor who lives at an Australian boarding school on the Jellicoe Road, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen

Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen Really enjoyed this character driven book about a teenaged girl named Ruby who was abandoned by her mother and was forced by social services to live with her estranged sister. Sarah Dessen does a … Continue reading

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