Teen Book Reviews (page 5)

SURVIVING SANTIAGO by Lyn Miller-Lachmann
Released: June 2, 2015

"A riveting story of love and acceptance amid a tumultuous political landscape. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
Tina, 16, travels from Madison, Wisconsin, to Santiago, Chile, to spend her summer visiting her father, whom she hasn't seen in three years. Read full book review >
Released: June 2, 2015

"A beach read with depth that will keep readers engaged. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Beautiful and gifted with a lovely voice, Elyse was on the verge of launching a successful singing career in Tobago with her twin sister, Natalie, until an accident ended her dreams and career forever. Read full book review >

Released: June 2, 2015

"A witty, unusual take on friendship and parlaying weakness into power. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Opposites attract—and repel—in Thomas' epistolary debut novel. Read full book review >
BLACKOUT by Peter Jay Black
Released: June 2, 2015

"An entertaining-enough sequel for fans happy to stay in one emotional place. (Adventure. 9-13)"
Fighting enemies who wield guns is tough enough, but confronting a boy who could be either friend or foe is even more challenging. Read full book review >
NEARLY FOUND by Elle Cosimano
Released: June 2, 2015

"A sequel every bit as nail-biting as its predecessor. (Mystery. 14-18)"
A mysterious killer once again targets Nearly "Leigh" Boswell for science-themed murders and harassment. Read full book review >

THE DEVIL YOU KNOW by Trish Doller
Released: June 2, 2015

"It may be occasionally implausible, but the great pacing makes this a suspenseful romantic thriller. (Thriller. 13-18)"
Arcadia joins a weekend road trip with two handsome cousins she's just met. But one or both may be hiding a troubling secret. Read full book review >
WAKANABI BLUES by Melissa Tantaquidgeon Zobel
Released: June 2, 2015

"Too many ideas and not enough focus unfortunately diminish what could have been a unique and much-needed novel exploring the lives of contemporary Native American teens. (author's note) (Mystery. 13-17)"
Mona Lisa LaPierre's academic parents are off to Russia for research, leaving the teen behind in a cabin deep in the woods of New England with her crotchety Mohegan Indian grandfather, whom she barely knows. Read full book review >
SWEET by Emmy Laybourne
Released: June 2, 2015

"A glitzy bloodbath with the most ironic title ever. (Horror. 13 & up)"
Celebrities, romance, and carnage on the high seas. Read full book review >
JOYRIDE by Anna Banks
Released: June 2, 2015

"Both a heart-stopper and heart-tugger. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Two teens form an unlikely bond across a racial and cultural divide. Read full book review >
DEADLY DESIGN by Debra Dockter
Released: June 2, 2015

"This engaging blend of science fiction and survival may well pique many interests. (Thriller. 14-18)"
When perfectionist, genetically modified teens start dying, surely slacker Kyle can't be next. Read full book review >
PROOF OF FOREVER by Lexa Hillyer
Released: June 2, 2015

"A quick, enjoyable read that should resonate with readers on the cusp of adulthood, especially former campers. (Fantasy. 14-18)"
Four high school friends on the verge of college attend a reunion party at Camp Okahatchee, the site of many life-changing experiences during their formative years. Read full book review >
Released: June 2, 2015

"Despite an often implausible plot, this romantic revenge thriller will keep readers turning pages in a state of breathless suspense. (Thriller. 14 & up)"
Frances Mace, 14, one of three survivors rescued after the Persephone sinks—is shocked when the other two tell a starkly different tale of the luxury yacht's demise. 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 >