Teen Book Reviews (page 2)

GET DIRTY by Gretchen McNeil
Released: June 16, 2015

"For committed fans of the first book only. (Suspense. 12-16)"
A secret society faces a threat greater than discovery: death. Read full book review >
EVERY LAST WORD by Tamara Ireland Stone
Released: June 16, 2015

"Clueless meets Dead Poets Society with a whopping final twist. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Spa days. VIP concert tickets. The envy of the girls in the lunchroom. Sixteen-year-old Samantha and her friends, the Crazy Eights, have it all—at least, that's what Samantha has always let everyone believe. Read full book review >

MORE HAPPY THAN NOT by Adam Silvera
Released: June 16, 2015

"A brilliantly conceived page-turner. (Speculative fiction. 13-17)"
In a Bronx neighborhood of the near future, it's no secret that at least one person has taken advantage of the Leteo Institute's new medical procedure that promises "cutting-edge memory-relief." Read full book review >
THE SAGA OF GUDRID THE FAR-TRAVELER by Nancy Marie Brown
Released: June 15, 2015

"Well-written, thoroughly researched and adventure-filled, this story of a determined and very human young woman is timeless. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 12-18)"
A story inspired by medieval Icelandic sagas tells the life of Gudrid, a Viking woman who lived 1,000 years ago and whose life Brown told for adults in The Far Traveler (2007). Read full book review >
WE WILL BE CRASHING SHORTLY by Hollis Gillespie
Released: June 15, 2015

"Despite turbulence, an amusing airline-industry thriller that informs as it entertains. (Thriller. 12-16)"
The sequel to Unaccompanied Minor (2014) delivers another round of in-the-air shenanigans for would-be airline heiress April Mae Manning.Read full book review >

Released: June 9, 2015

"Now a world-renowned chef, Samuelsson neatly serves up inspiration and food for thought for the many young people interested in cooking. (Memoir. 12-16)"
Based on Yes, Chef (2012), a memoir for adults, this young readers' version offers insights into the life and food of one of America's top chefs.Read full book review >
THE TRUTH ABOUT MY SUCCESS by Dyan Sheldon
Released: June 9, 2015

"Constantly funny, splendidly witty: a bull's-eye. (Fiction. 12-18)"
A struggling waitress trades places with a spoiled-brat TV star in this comedy. Read full book review >
EVEN WHEN YOU LIE TO ME by Jessica Alcott
Released: June 9, 2015

"Ultimately, readers see almost none of the anguish that this relationship would likely have caused Charlie, which dangerously de-emphasizes the predatory nature of Mr. Drummond's attentions. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Charlie, an insecure high school senior, finds herself in a troubling relationship with a teacher. Read full book review >
HOW TO BABYSIT A LEOPARD by Ted Lewin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 9, 2015

"These brief glimpses will whet the appetites of wannabe wanderers of all ages. (Nonfiction. 8 & up)"
A husband-and-wife team, seasoned travelers, artists, and children's-book creators, offer readers a selection of highlights from 40 years of careful observation of the natural and human worlds in places near and far. Read full book review >
HELLO, I LOVE YOU by Katie M. Stout
Released: June 9, 2015

"Skip this embarrassing example of clueless cultural appropriation. (Romance. 13-18)"
A white American teen transfers into a posh Korean boarding school and falls for a Korean pop heartthrob in this debut novel. Read full book review >
DELICATE MONSTERS by Stephanie Kuehn
Released: June 9, 2015

"A chilling look into heartache and reckless redemption—not for the faint of heart. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Three troubled teenagers. One is as cruel as she pleases, another is riddled with guilt, and the third sees terrifying visions. Their lives intersect and explode in a California town where picturesque grapevines grow and ugly secrets are exposed. Read full book review >
OUR BROTHERS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA by Jonathan David Kranz
Released: June 9, 2015

"A dry mystery, an interracial relationship, and a quiet struggle against provincial tyranny make for a choppy-but-promising debut. (Fiction. 14-16)"
Three teenagers in a New Jersey resort town bond over death and petty corruption. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Beatriz Williams
June 23, 2015

In Beatriz Williams’ latest novel Tiny Little Thing, it’s the summer of 1966 and Christina Hardcastle—“Tiny” to her illustrious family—stands on the brink of a breathtaking future. Of the three Schuyler sisters, she’s the one raised to marry a man destined for leadership, and with her elegance and impeccable style, she presents a perfect camera-ready image in the dawning age of television politics. Together she and her husband, Frank, make the ultimate power couple: intelligent, rich, and impossibly attractive. It seems nothing can stop Frank from rising to national office, and he’s got his sights set on a senate seat in November. But as the season gets underway at the family estate on Cape Cod, three unwelcome visitors appear in Tiny’s perfect life. “A fascinating look at wealth, love, ambition, secrets, and what family members will and won’t do to protect each other,” our reviewer writes. View video >