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Mini Review: The First Part Last by Angela Johnson

FTC Disclaimer: I borrowed a copy of this book from my local library. I was in no way compensated for this review. As with all of my mini reviews, I’m just going to share some of my notes that I wrote while reading The First Part Last: I liked this part where the title comes from, about how we miss some of the easiest parts of our lives,  ...

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Review: Consider (Holo #1) by Kristy Acevedo

Title: Consider Author: Kristy Acevedo Series: Holo #1 Publisher: Jolly Fish Press Publication Date: April 19, 2016 Pages: 288 Format/Source: ARC/From author & publisher  Age Group/Genre: Young Adult/Science Fiction, Apocalyptic As if Alexandra Lucas’ anxiety disorder isn’t enough, mysterious holograms suddenly appear from the sky,  ...

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Review: We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson

Title: We Are the Ants Author: Shaun David Hutchinson Series: None Publisher: Simon Pulse Publication Date: January 2016 Pages: 451 Format/Source: ARC/From Publisher Age Group/Genre: Young Adult/Contemporary, Science Fiction, LGBTQIA There are a few things Henry Denton knows, and a few things he doesn’t. Henry knows that his mom is struggling  ...

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Review: Revenge and the Wild by Michelle Modesto

Title: Revenge and the Wild Author: Michelle Modesto Series: None? Publisher: Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publication Date: February 2, 2016 Pages: 384 Format/Source: eARC/From publisher via Edelweiss   Age Group/Genre: Young Adult/Fantasy, Science Fiction, Steampunk, Western The two-bit town of Rogue City is a lawless place,  ...

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Review: This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp

Title: This Is Where It Ends Author: Marieke Nijkamp Series: None Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire Publication Date: January 5, 2016 Pages: 282 Format/Source: Hardback/Purchased Age Group/Genre: Young Adult/Contemporary, Mass Shooting 10:00 a.m. The principal of Opportunity, Alabama’s high school finishes her speech, welcoming the entire  ...

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Review: Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Title: Wonder Author: R.J. Palacio Series: Wonder #1 Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books Publication Date: 2012 Pages: 310 Format/Source: Hardback/Purchased Age Group/Genre: Middle Grade/Contemporary You can’t blend in when you were born to stand out. My name is August. I won’t describe  ...

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Review: Just Visiting by Dahlia Adler

Title: Just Visiting Author: Dahlia Adler Series: None Publisher: Spencer Hill Contemporary Publication Date: November 17, 2015 Pages: 348 Format/Source: eARC/From the author  Age Group/Genre: Young Adult/Contemporary Reagan Forrester wants out—out of her trailer park, out of reach of her freeloading mother, and out of the shadow of the  ...

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Review: More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

Title: More Happy Than Not Author: Adam Silvera Series: None Publisher: Soho Teen Publication Date: June 2, 2015 Pages: 293 Format/Source: Hardback/Library   Age Group/Genre: Young Adult/Contemporary, Science Fiction, LGBTQIA In his twisty, gritty, profoundly moving debut—called “mandatory reading” by the New York Times—Adam Silvera brings to  ...

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