Teen Book Reviews (page 3)

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 >
LAST YEAR'S MISTAKE by Gina Ciocca
Released: June 9, 2015

"An exhaustion of soap-operatic romantic entanglements (Fiction. 14-18)"
After a painful parting, a girl's first love suddenly reappears and turns her life upside down, forcing her to confront her biggest regret. Read full book review >
TO HOLD THE BRIDGE by Garth Nix
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 9, 2015

"Not a necessary purchase, but a tasty buffet for Nix fans and a comprehensive sampler for new readers. (Fantasy/horror/science-fiction short stories. 12 & up)"
A collection of short speculative fiction showcases a hugely popular author. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jenny Han
July 6, 2015

In Jenny Han’s P.S. I Still Love You, Lara Jean didn’t expect to really fall for Peter. She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren’t. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever. When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean’s feelings for him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once? In this charming and heartfelt sequel to the New York Times bestseller To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, we see first love through the eyes of the unforgettable Lara Jean. Love is never easy, but maybe that’s part of makes it so amazing. View video >