Young Adult Book Reviews (page 4)

THE ACCIDENT by Glasko Klein
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 1, 2019

"A reluctant reader series featuring moral decisions and mysterious twists. (Fiction. 12-18)"
A teenage boy gets a do-over that may save both himself and his friends from a terrible car accident. Read full book review >
WARRIOR ZONE by Kristen Saberre
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 1, 2019

"A fun reluctant reader series that will entice reality television fans as well as those looking for exciting adventure. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Fiona Chu wants to prove she has what it takes to win popular teen reality show Warrior Zone, but when a producer approaches her, promising her a payoff if she throws the contest, she must decide which is more important—winning or her integrity. Read full book review >

YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 1, 2019

"A candid memoir that offers a personal, particular perspective on life in Tehran in the wake of the 1979 Islamic Revolution. (Memoir. 12-16)"
At 5, Nioucha moves with her Iranian father and French mother from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Tehran—just three years before the revolution. Read full book review >
GRAVITY'S PULL by MariNaomi
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 1, 2019

"Eerily good. (Graphic novel. 14-18)"
Everything changes once Claudia Jones comes back to Blithedale High. Read full book review >
THE FORK, THE WITCH, AND THE WORM by Christopher Paolini
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 31, 2018

"Though not likely to lure in any new fans, Paolini's readers will likely enjoy revisiting the characters and world. (pronunciation guide) (Fantasy. 12-15)"
Paolini (Inheritance, 2011, etc.) revisits Eragon and Alagaësia with three stories. Read full book review >

THE DAY BEFORE by Micol Ostow
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 26, 2018

"Not a must-read, even for Riverdale fans, but sufficiently entertaining. (Fiction. 13-18)"
The CW's Riverdale gets a prequel. Read full book review >
THE GIRL WITH THE BROKEN HEART by Lurlene McDaniel
ROMANCE
Released: Dec. 18, 2018

"Put this one out to pasture. (Inspirational romance. 16-adult)"
Her heart problem is the least of the issues standing between Kenzie and love. Read full book review >
DEAR HEARTBREAK by Heather Demetrios
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 18, 2018

"The rock bands are right—'Love Hurts.' (resources) (Nonfiction anthology. 13-19)"
Surrender your laptop, Ann Landers: 17 YA authors (and one intrepid spouse) are now writers-in-residence at the Heartbreak Hotel. Read full book review >
KISS COLLECTOR by Wendy Higgins
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 18, 2018

"A lighthearted high school romance that dives into the nature of men—as brother, father, and lover. (Fiction. 14-18)"
High school girls kiss boys for fun without wanting anything more. Read full book review >
MY ALMOST FLAWLESS TOKYO DREAM LIFE by Rachel Cohn
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 18, 2018

"Overall, a fun and enjoyable look into the drama of lives of privilege and power. (Fiction. 13-18)"
An American teen is swept away to Tokyo, Japan, beginning a posh new life with a father she's never met. Read full book review >
THE DISASTERS by M.K. England
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 18, 2018

"An action-packed, entertaining blend of space hijinks, humor, and romance. (Science fiction. 13-18)"
A diverse crew of space academy washouts cracks wise and kicks ass while racing against time to save Earth colonies from terrorists. Read full book review >
29 DATES by Melissa de la Cruz
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 18, 2018

"A surefire hit wherever lighthearted romances are popular. (author's note) (Fiction. 12-18)"
A South Korean high school student spending her senior year in the United States navigates a new school, dating, and college pressures. 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 >