BOOK REPORT for Of Jenny and the Aliens by Ryan Gebhart
Emoji RebusBFF Charm:
Boy BrainBonus Factor:
Look Me Up in a Decade or Two
Cover Story: Emoji Rebus
Did you know that the red-haired girl emoji was named Jenny? Me neither.
Derek is a teenage boy dealing with two things outside of the normal teenage boy issues. No. 1: he’s madly in love with ...
I know only too well what happens to the new ones who are brought here. Gradually they are convinced to change, molded to be who we tell them they are. But there’s another unanswered question:
What happens to the ones who leave?
The Special Ones live on a secluded farmstead surrounded by high walls topped with barbed wire. They live without electricity, running water, and modern conveniences. By day, they do their ...
BOOK REPORT for Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert
Cover Story: Montell Jordan
BFF Charm: Heck Yes!
Swoonworthy Scale: 8
Talky Talk: Now and (Sometimes) Then
Bonus Factors: Blended Family, Religion, Los Angeles
Relationship Status: Hopelessly Devoted to You
Cover Story: Montell Jordan
This one sneaked up on me, because I fall a little more in love with the cover the more I look at it. The details are perf, as is the pop of color. A classy AF addition ...
One of the funny things about living in a state nicknamed ‘Vacationland’—especially living near the coast—is that, for locals, a huge part of summertime is about avoiding the tourist-heavy spots. You know, like the beach.
So, rather than actually leaving our houses and enjoying these lovely, lovely days in public, a large percentage of us Year-Rounders do quite a lot of hiding during the summer. This year, I’m determined not to miss out—so I’m going to spend the rest of ...
BOOK REPORT for What Goes Up by Katie Kennedy
Upside DownBFF Charm:
Single White FemaleSwoonworthy Scale:
Science FictionBonus Factors:
Alternate Dimensions, Coach Taylor AwardRelationship Status:
One and Done
Cover Story: Upside Down
Excuse me, Mr. Astronaut, but you might want to mosey North a little. I know how gravity works, and all, so I’m not afraid you’re going to fall off, but your flag would look a lot better at the ...
While there’s no explicit rule against romantic relationships, our colonial ancestor jinxed them in her Last Word: “Beware ye aromateur; lay your traps of love, but do not yourself get caught.” Fall in love and, like Aunt Bryony, lose your supersniffer. It’s why Mother chose my father from a list of donors she got in the mail like a Christmas catalogue. And why she named me after the flower mimosa, better known as touch-me-nots because their leaflets fold inward ...
When 13-year-old Sophie LeClerq puts together a look, people notice: she’s the prettiest girl in her Park Slope class. Her African-American mother is a fashion journalist, her French father sends designer clothes, and she incorporates their influences into an eclectic style that shines.
In Chapter 1 of Justin Sayre’s middle-grade novel Pretty, Sophie rocks an Old Navy V-neck with a skirt from Milan, low tops with low socks, and a green rock necklace with white-lace Madonna gloves.
“I know ...
BOOK REPORT for Hello, Sunshine by Leila Howland
Hello, GorgeousBFF Charm:
Big SisterSwoonworthy Scale:
Easy BreezyBonus Factors:
New Adulthood, Hollywood DreamsRelationship Status:
Cover Story: Hello, Gorgeous
OMG YES TO ALL OF THIS. Especially that palm tree suitcase and Becca's beloved zebra flats! However, I can't help but get major vibes of a cover style that I mostly associate with another publisher. But, hey, there's no monopoly ...