Young Adult Book Reviews (page 6)

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 >
LEGENDARY by Stephanie Garber
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 29, 2018

"Dark, seductive, but over-the-top: Characters and book alike will enthrall those who choose to play. (glossary) (Fantasy. 12-16)"
Garber returns to the world of bestseller Caraval (2017), this time with the focus on younger, more daring sister Donatella. Read full book review >
HOLLY JOLLY SUMMER by Tiffany Stewart
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 29, 2018

"Readers with a taste for innocuous fluff will not find this lighthearted, plot-driven, coming-of-age novel tedious. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Fifteen-year-old Darby Peacher falls in and out of love, publicly humiliates herself, and saves an amusement park, all during one summer in a small Kentucky town. Read full book review >
I FELT A FUNERAL IN MY BRAIN by Will Walton
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 29, 2018

"Portrait of the artist as a young queer. (Prose-verse hybrid. 14-adult)"
A damaged patella lays up Avery Fowell and gives him time to contemplate the most eventful summer of his life. Read full book review >
LISTEN TO YOUR HEART by Kasie West
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 29, 2018

"West (Love, Life, and the List, 2018, etc.) creates a slow but tender story about friendship and love. (Romance. 12-18)"
Kate Bailey, a white 16-year-old, lives in the small town of Lakesprings with her extended family on their lakefront property. Read full book review >
ALL THE LITTLE LIGHTS by Jamie McGuire
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 29, 2018

"A young adult love story laced with warmth, angst, and hope. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Catherine Calhoun has the misfortune of coming from a once-rich white oil family that has been blamed for the deaths of those exposed to the by-products of smelter that seeped into the water supply. 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 >