Teen Book Reviews (page 5)

ALGONQUIN SUNSET by Rick Revelle
Released: July 11, 2017

"An informative read for those with an interest in Algonquin history. (author's note, afterward, glossaries, pronunciation guides, resources) (Historical fiction. 12-adult)"
The third book of the Algonquin Quest unfolds in the early 1300s. Read full book review >
I SEE LONDON, I SEE FRANCE by Sarah Mlynowski
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 11, 2017

"A fine escape for teens who like their Belgian waffles with ice cream and their chips with vinegar. (Fiction. 14-18)"
When two college-age best friends take a backpacking trip across Europe, their relationship with each other—and men both familiar and new—is put to the test. Read full book review >

BUDDHA by Kieron Moore
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 11, 2017

"This spiritual leader-as-superhero take is a middle-of-the-road retelling of the inception of the Middle Way. (Graphic biography. 14-18)"
In the city of Kapilavastu, seat of power for the Shakya clan, the queen has a dream that presages the birth of her child, destined to be a great holy man or a great king. Read full book review >
THE UNITED CONTINUUMS by Jennifer Brody
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 11, 2017

"Marred by filler, pacing issues, and predictability. (Science fiction. 12-17)"
Myra, Aero, and Seeker must unite their continuums against the hostile Fourth Continuum in this trilogy closer. Read full book review >
SOMEBODY'S BABY by Lurlene McDaniel
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 11, 2017

"Standard inspirational romance by a genre master. (Fiction. 13-17)"
Since Sloan Gabriel won an American Idol-like reality show, her lifelong dream of fame and fortune has come true. Read full book review >

THIS IS HOW IT HAPPENED by Paula Stokes
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 11, 2017

"A sobering exploration of absolution. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A terrible accident shatters a teen girl's life. Read full book review >
THE ART OF STARVING by Sam J. Miller
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 11, 2017

"A dark and lovely tale of supernatural vengeance and self-destruction. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A bullied gay boy harnesses trippy, starvation-induced powers to avenge the disappearance of his beloved sister. Read full book review >
WHO'S THAT GIRL by Blair Thornburgh
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 11, 2017

"A light, funny romance that offers few surprises but a fair degree of satisfaction. (Fiction. 13-18)"
A teen is unwittingly vaulted into the limelight by her old crush when his band hits the charts with a song that he seems to have written about her. Read full book review >
ALL THE WAYS THE WORLD CAN END by Abby Sher
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 11, 2017

"The novel's pacing is occasionally uneven, but Lenny's grief feels palpable and honest. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Lenny's compulsive behaviors intensify as her father's cancer prognosis declines. Read full book review >
WASTE OF SPACE by Gina Damico
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 11, 2017

"Like the TV show it's about, nothing in this novel is as it seems, but the journey to discover the truth is out of this world. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Ten teenagers are launched into "space" to entertain insatiable TV audiences in Damico's satirical novel. Read full book review >
BECAUSE YOU LOVE TO HATE ME by Ameriie
Released: July 11, 2017

"Some stories don't quite meet their challenges, but overall, this anthology is an explosively entertaining joy ride of villainous goodness. (Short stories/fantasy. 13-18)"
Are villains born evil, or do life circumstances force them to choose a dark path? Read full book review >
HAUNT ME by Liz Kessler
Released: July 11, 2017

"Though dead, the charismatic Joe tows this delicate romance from the genre shallows into deeper, darker waters, where holding onto love literally separates life from death. (Paranormal romance. 12-17)"
Her family moved to give Erin a fresh start, and, for the first time—though she'd gladly settle for going unnoticed—someone sees her clearly: Joe, the dead boy whose room she now occupies. 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 >