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BOOK REVIEW

TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE by Jenny Han
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 2, 2014

"Regardless, readers will likely be so swept up in the romance they can read past any flaws. (Fiction. 14-18)"
An ultimately compelling exploration of teenage growth and young love. Read full book review >

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P.S. I STILL LOVE YOU by Jenny Han
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 26, 2015

"A satisfying if slightly lesser sequel. (Romance. 13-17)"
Lara Jean's romantic entanglements complicate themselves further. Read full book review >

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ASHES TO ASHES by Jenny Han
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"Whittled down to a stand-alone, this might have been a classic of so-bad-it's-goodness. Instead, the series ends as it began: a tedious, overstuffed mess. (Paranormal suspense. 15-18)"
Supernatural and real-life drama collide in a revenge fantasy run amok. Read full book review >

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CLARA LEE AND THE APPLE PIE DREAM by Jenny Han
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 4, 2011

"Final art not seen. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Dreaming of being the Apple Pie Princess in her town's Apple Blossom Festival, Korean-American third grader Clara Lee defies a classmate who claims to be more deserving and bravely makes a speech in front of the whole school to win the honor. Read full book review >

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IT’S NOT SUMMER WITHOUT YOU by Jenny Han
FICTION
Released: April 27, 2010

"Flashes of humor, realistic (and often salty) dialogue and growing-up moments both painful and authentic create a convincing and poignant read. (Fiction. YA)"
Isabel (Belly) struggles to regain her equilibrium after the death of her mother's best friend Susannah in this sequel to The Summer I Turned Pretty (2009). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALWAYS AND FOREVER, LARA JEAN by Jenny Han
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 2, 2017

"An emotionally engaging closer that fumbles in its final moments. (Romance. 14-17)"
Lara Jean prepares for college and a wedding. Read full book review >

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THE SUMMER I TURNED PRETTY by Jenny Han
FICTION
Released: May 5, 2009

"The wish-fulfilling title and sun-washed, catalog-beautiful teens on the cover will be enticing for girls looking for a diversion. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Han's leisurely paced, somewhat somber narrative revisits several beach-house summers in flashback through the eyes of now 15-year-old Isabel, known to all as Belly. Read full book review >

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WE'LL ALWAYS HAVE SUMMER by Jenny Han
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 3, 2011

"Han's impressive ear for and pitch-perfect reproduction of the interactions between not-quite-adult older teens make this an appealing conclusion to this trilogy romance among bright middle-class young people. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Can teenage love ever be forever? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHUG by Jenny Han
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2006

"Contradictions and complications in friendships, boys, teachers, family—all familiar territory for young teens and all explored with an authentic, appealing sure-handedness. (Fiction. 11-13)"
First-person narrator Annemarie Wilcox (known to her family as Shug because of her mother's devotion to Alice Walker's The Color Purple) is articulate, perceptive and reluctant to embrace the changes occurring in her life. Read full book review >

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FIRE WITH FIRE by Jenny Han
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"Clocking in at over 500 pages, this attempt by Han and Vivian to craft a Carrie-meets-John Tucker Must Die novel falls very flat. (Fiction. 15-18)"
Revenge might be a dish best served cold but not when it's as unappetizing and bloated as this sequel to Burn for Burn (2012). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BURN FOR BURN by Jenny Han
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Readers will feel narratively whiplashed. (Fiction. 15-18)"
Revenge fantasies run riot (and disappointingly off the rails) in a new series from usually reliable experts Han and Vivian. Read full book review >

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CELEBRATE SPRING WITH ROMANCE
by Leila Roy

The sun is shining, all of the trees have buds, the garlic in our garden is growing a mile a minute, the birds are making a racket, and both of the cats dragged chipmunks into the house this morning. What does that all add up to? SPRING IS FINALLY HERE FOR REAL.

All of the new growth and WARM DAYS ...


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