Category Archives: young adult

YA Book Review: How It Went Down, by Kekla Magoon

How It Went Down, by Kekla Magoon tells the tragic story of Tariq Johnson, a young black man fatally shot by a white man and how this act of violence affects an entire community. In Tariq’s hometown of Underhill, crime and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future, by A. S. King

Feminism meets magical realism in Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future, written by young adult author A.S. King. This ambitious narrative follows recent high school graduate Glory as she struggles to make sense of her place in the world while … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sandman Overture by Neil Gaiman

It all started with a dream in 1989. Neil Gaiman created a modern mythology about The Endless, anthropomorphic beings who rules and governs humanity’s (and the universe’s) emotions.  The series begins with the third oldest of the Endless Dream (AKA Morpheus) having just … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ten, by Gretchen McNeil

Just in time for Halloween, we recommend the thrilling, chilling read, Ten by Gretchen McNeil. Ten is an adaptation of Agatha Christie’s classic And Then There Were None, but unlike Christie’s storyline, the characters in McNeil’s are all teenagers alone … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dig Too Deep, by Amy Allgeyer

What would you do if your life completely and utterly changed? In her debut novel, Dig Too Deep, author Amy Allgeyer tells the story of Liberty, a high school junior whose life is changed when her political activist mother is … Continue reading

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