Teen Book Reviews (page 4)

AWAY RUNNING by David Wright
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2016

"Timely, nuanced, and highly respectful of readers' intelligence. (author's note) (Fiction. 14 & up)"
North American teens join an impoverished Paris suburb's American football team. Read full book review >
THIS LAND IS OUR LAND by Linda Barrett Osborne
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"Fascinating reading for both browsers and those seeking a more thorough understanding of immigration. (appendix, timeline, source notes, bibliography, credits, index) (Nonfiction. 10-16)"
As timely as the latest newspaper headline and political debate, Osborne's latest nonfiction volume offers historical context for the issue of immigration. Read full book review >

A FIERCE AND SUBTLE POISON by Samantha Mabry
Released: April 12, 2016

"Fans of open-ended, atmospheric stories will enjoy the chilling suspense. (Fiction. 13-17)"
Lucas is a rich, blond gringo in Puerto Rico, but he actually believes the old island tales about the secretive shut-in who lives down the street from his family's luxury hotel. Read full book review >
DEFENDER by Graham McNamee
Released: April 12, 2016

"Tense, fast-moving, and atmospheric. (Mystery. 12-18)"
Finding a long-dead body in the basement of her run-down Toronto apartment building sends Tyne searching for uncomfortable truths. Read full book review >
CROSSING THE LINE by Meghan Rogers
Released: April 12, 2016

"Less espionage than escalating teenage emotions. (Fiction. 12-16)"
An elite, teenage spy fights to take down the agency that stole her childhood. Read full book review >

THIS IS THE STORY OF YOU by Beth Kephart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2016

"A masterful exploration of nature's power to shake human foundations, literal and figurative. (Fiction. 12-18)"
The devastating superstorm arrives without warning at night, destroying the bridge connecting Haven, a New Jersey barrier island, to the mainland and isolating residents from one another; with her mother and fragile little brother on the other side, Mira Banul, 17, must cope alone. Read full book review >
UPSTAGED by Patricia McCowan
Released: April 12, 2016

"A nifty story for theater fans. (Fiction. 12-18)"
A stage-struck girl accustomed to getting the lead must face real competition when her dad moves her to Toronto. Read full book review >
FINDING HOPE by Colleen Nelson
Released: April 12, 2016

"A double story that draws readers in. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Hope misses her brother Eric, a former star hockey player who has become a meth addict. Will leaving home for a boarding school in the city help ease the pain? Read full book review >
TWENTY QUESTIONS FOR GLORIA by Martyn Bedford
Released: April 12, 2016

"A page-turner that runs aground on a shoal of stereotype. (Thriller. 14-18)"
Two teens run away to a better life—temporarily. Read full book review >
STRIKE by Delilah S. Dawson
THRILLERS
Released: April 12, 2016

"Avoiding the 'middle book' syndrome of many series, this sequel is sure to be a hit with previous fans. (Thriller. 14 & up)"
The assigned kills from Hit (2015) may be over, but the danger still intensifies in this capitalist dystopia.Read full book review >
THE PASSION OF DOLSSA by Julie Berry
Released: April 12, 2016

"Immersive and mesmerizing. (character list, historical note, glossary, bibliography) (Historical fantasy. 14-17)"
A girl matchmaker in 13th-century southern France meets a mystic on the run from the Inquisition. Read full book review >
LADY RENEGADES by Rachel Hawkins
Released: April 12, 2016

"Mythic adventure at the country club. (Paranormal suspense. 12-18)"
Adolescent Alabama belles have taken on the magical powers of ancient Greek heroes and mystics, with complicated results. Now they try to resolve it all in this third installment of the Rebel Belle series. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Marilu Henner
author of CHANGING NORMAL
April 26, 2016

After they’d been dating only a short while, and as they were falling in love, Marilu Henner and Michael Brown were hit with the ultimate bad news: Michael was diagnosed with cancer. Refusing traditional care, they pieced together a personal and holistic view on battling his cancer, all while forging an unbreakable bond. In this moving and informative book, Marilu pulls back the curtain on how they dealt with the blow. She relates her holistic perspective on health—including the superfoods, exercises, and immunotherapy they used to fight back—and why a diagnosis doesn’t have to be the end of romance or of a happy and fulfilling life. “An inspiring love story wrapped in a serious call for new ways to treat disease,” our reviewer writes. View video >