Teen Book Reviews (page 5)

PERFECT TEN by L. Philips
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 6, 2017

"Very light, occasionally enjoyable, but insubstantial guy chick-lit. (Romance. 14-18)"
A quest for the perfect boyfriend is rife with imperfection. Read full book review >
HERE LIES DANIEL TATE by Cristin Terrill
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 6, 2017

"A mystery thriller that falls short of thrilling. (Thriller. 14-18)"
A teenage con artist finds himself in too deep when he impersonates a missing boy from a rich family. Read full book review >

THE EVAPORATION OF SOFI SNOW by Mary Weber
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 6, 2017

"A cool vision of future Earth that realistically reflects an increasingly multicultural world. (Science fiction. 14-18)"
Top gamer Sofi Snow and her team compete in the FanFight Games, which take place in an arena in post-Fourth World War Manhattan. Read full book review >
WHAT I LOST by Alexandra Ballard
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 6, 2017

"Readers will root for the novel's likable main character and gain some understanding of the complexity of her illness at the same time. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A young woman struggles with anorexia in this debut. Read full book review >
BOY by Blake Nelson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 6, 2017

"The bildungsroman never goes out of style, and Nelson still executes it well, if predictably. (Fiction. 13-18)"
An affluent white teenage boy begins to question his place in his peer group after an odd new girl challenges his assumptions. Read full book review >

BREAKING by Danielle Rollins
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 6, 2017

"Deadly secrets, sinister lore, fractured families, and an elite prep school: a decent recipe for entertainment. (Thriller. 14-18)"
In the wake of her best friends' suicides, a high school student uncovers disturbing truths about her elite prep school. Read full book review >
WILDMAN by J.C. Geiger
Released: June 6, 2017

"A thought-provoking, hilarious, eloquent story of a young man realizing that the world is much larger than the one set up for him. (Fiction. 14-adult)"
A high school valedictorian takes a madcap left turn in life. Read full book review >
ROYAL BASTARDS by Andrew  Shvarts
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 6, 2017

"Adventure-loving fantasy readers will eat it up. (Fantasy. 14-18)"
In this book readers follow a troupe of bastards, some royal and some not, on an epic adventure to save their lives and attempt to stop another great war. Read full book review >
I AM A SECRET SERVICE AGENT by Dan Emmett
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 6, 2017

"A serviceable account of a tough job for tough-minded people—rewarding but with a heavy load of responsibility. (Memoir. 12-15)"
An agent who stood (as his 2014 memoir puts it) Within Arm's Length of three presidents offers a pared-down version of his training and career. Read full book review >
THE HUSH by Skye Melki-Wegner
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 6, 2017

"A steampunk-tinged fantasy adventure with plenty of breath-holding action. (Fantasy. 12-18)"
Chester Hays has been on the road for months, searching for his vanished father. Read full book review >
TASH HEARTS TOLSTOY by Kathryn Ormsbee
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 6, 2017

"A clever, thoroughly enjoyable addition to the growing body of diverse teen literature. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A 17-year-old amateur vlogger must come to terms with sudden internet fame and her own sexuality in this original, compulsively funny novel. Read full book review >
DRAMATICALLY EVER AFTER by Isabel Bandeira
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 6, 2017

"A sure crowd-pleaser for its intended romance-loving audience. (Fiction. 12-16)"
It's a song as old as rhyme, set in New Jersey this time. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >