Young Adult Book Reviews (page 5)

MEDITERRANEAN by Armin Greder
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2018

"A chilling and thought-provoking book about human, political, and economic aspects of the refugee crisis in a medium that makes it accessible to a wide array of audiences. (Informational picture book. 8-adult)"
An art book by Bologna Ragazzi Award-winner Greder (The Island, 2008, etc.) about the European migrant crisis. Read full book review >
TENTH GRADE ANGST by Bruce Ingram
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2018

"A well-crafted and engaging tale about a quartet of teens dealing with self-doubt and self-discovery in high school."
The 10th grade brings big changes in the lives of four teenagers. Read full book review >

THE SEASON OF REBELS AND ROSES by Virginia Sánchez-Korrol
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 31, 2018

"Disappointing. (Historical fiction. 12-18)"
Two women fight for Puerto Rican independence in the late 1880s. Read full book review >
FORGIVING MOSES by Gloria Velásquez
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 31, 2018

"Occasional doses of heavy-handed didacticism and an abrupt ending mar an otherwise fine entry about an underrepresented topic. (glossary) (Fiction. 12-18)"
"Why can't I accept things the way they are?" Read full book review >
LIES YOU NEVER TOLD ME by Jennifer Donaldson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 29, 2018

"This conversation-starting page-turner is a Fatal Attraction meets Big Little Lies cautionary tale for teens about dangerous relationships. (resources) (Fiction.14-18)"
Two teens must survive edgy, toxic romances in this dark YA thriller. Read full book review >

QUESTIONS I WANT TO ASK YOU by Michelle Falkoff
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 29, 2018

"A well-rounded, much-needed portrait of a boy with self-image issues and a narrow mindset who expands his viewpoint and prepares for an uncertain future. (Mystery. 16-18)"
Searching for the mother he knew nothing about changes a young man's life. Read full book review >
GIVE ME SOME TRUTH by Eric Gansworth
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 29, 2018

"A classic teen novel, especially for Native youth and Beatles fans. (Fiction. 14-adult)"
A 1980s Native American coming-of-age story grapples with the day-to-day details of teenagers' lives on and off the reservation. Read full book review >
THE DISAPPEARANCE OF SLOANE SULLIVAN by Gia Cribbs
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 29, 2018

"A solid beach read filled with love triangles and high stakes. (Thriller. 14-18)"
A girl on the run unexpectedly encounters a familiar face in this debut thriller. Read full book review >
BRIGHT BURNS THE NIGHT by Sara B. Larson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 29, 2018

"A dark and exciting sequel that radiates girl power. (Fantasy. 13-17)"
This fantasy adaptation of Tchaikovsky's famous ballet "Swan Lake" opens with Queen Evelayn trapped in the form of a swan by her nemesis, King Lorcan of the Dark Kingdom, who 10 years earlier robbed her of her conduit stone. Read full book review >
CROSS FIRE by Fonda Lee
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 29, 2018

"Slow to get going, but ultimately wins through to a hard-fought triumph. (Science fiction. 12-18)"
Earth, the outlying colony of an overextended alien galactic empire, falls victim to interstellar raiders in this sequel to Exo (2017). Read full book review >
THE UNIVERSE IS EXPANDING AND SO AM I by Carolyn Mackler
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 29, 2018

"Well-written humor and fizzy romance wrapped in an uneasy plot. (Fiction. 14-16)"
A New Yorker grapples with mixed loyalties. Read full book review >
LIFEL1K3 (LIFELIKE) by Jay Kristoff
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 29, 2018

"Inventive and unexpected. (Science fiction. 12-adult)"
A scrappy survivor learns dangerous secrets in an artificial intelligence-heavy "post-apocalyptic hellscape." 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 >