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TONIGHT THE STREETS ARE OURS by Leila Sales
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Despite occasional predictable or contrived moments, Arden's tale is insightful throughout. (Fiction. 12-18)"
"Recklessly loyal" Arden learns that there is such a thing as too much giving. Read full book review >

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MOSTLY GOOD GIRLS by Leila Sales
FICTION
Released: Oct. 5, 2010

"Although overall an enjoyable, light read, there are few surprises, and the pat ending leaves this text feeling flat. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Violet Tunis has always felt like second best, especially when she's around her particularly smart, wealthy and beautiful best friend, Katie, who seems to effortlessly be the best at everything. Read full book review >

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THIS SONG WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE by Leila Sales
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"Pulsates with hope for all the misfits. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Elise Dembowski is a chronic overachiever. Her project for sophomore year is to finally fit in. When this fails and Elise discovers that she is still the same as she's always been, she makes a desperate decision—a suicide attempt—that ostracizes her even further. Read full book review >

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PAST PERFECT by Leila Sales
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"Hilarious costumed hijinks in the spirit of Meg Cabot. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Ex-boyfriend angst, new-boyfriend jitters and best-friend snits are a heck of a lot funnier when they take place at a historical-reenactment village. Read full book review >

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ONCE WAS A TIME by Leila Sales
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2016

"Rewarding and uplifting. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
The friendship of two 10-year-old English girls is tested when one travels through a portal to the future. Read full book review >

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THESE LIGHTS IN OUR HEARTS, THEY TELL NO LIES
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for Tonight the Streets Are Ours by Leila Sales

Cover Story: Saves (Type) Face
BFF Charm: Big Sister
Swoonworthy Scale: 4
Talky Talk: Straight Up Droll
Bonus Factors: Female Friendship, American Girl, Stefon 
Relationship Status: Love IRL

 

Cover Story: Saves (Type) Face

While it can't top the cover of Leila Sales' last novel, this design ...


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LAST NIGHT A DJ SAVED MY LIFE
by Sarah Pitre

 

 

 

BOOK REPORT for This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales


Cover Story:
Montell Jordan
BFF Charm: Stuart Smalley
Swoonworthy Scale: 3
Talky Talk: Straight Up
Bonus Factors: Underground Dance Club, Musical Education, Non-After School Special
Relationship Status: Dancing Queens

Cover Story: Montell Jordan

THIIIIS IS HOOOOW WE DOOOOO IT. Damn, this cover is a ...


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A PERFECT PLACE FOR TED by Leila Rudge
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2014

"But never mind—this humorous story with its lovable protagonist is a keeper nonetheless. (Picture book. 2-7)"
A sweetly illustrated and mostly satisfying picture book about belonging. Read full book review >

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Saving Superman by Kathleen Sales
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 20, 2013

"An emotionally honest, thoughtful novel about families whose superpowers involve coping with the everyday."
A stranger helps a young boy and his family heal from the effects of a tragedy in this work of fiction. Read full book review >

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GARY by Leila Rudge
Kirkus Star
by Leila Rudge, illustrated by Leila Rudge
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"This convivial and gentle story about differences is a needed addition to collections about challenging the norm or upending physical expectations. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A racing pigeon who can't fly dreams of travel but ultimately finds—and shares—his own way to adventure. Read full book review >

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NANTUCKET BLUE by Leila Howland
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 7, 2013

"A solid beach read. (Fiction. 15-18)"
A summer-at-the-beach story takes readers to Nantucket. Read full book review >

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SOMERSET by Leila Meacham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Meacham's fans—and she has many—will be glad for this prequel."
Of teary eyes and torn crinoline: an appropriately big Texas saga by homegrown romance maven Meacham (Tumbleweeds, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >