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Review: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Title:  Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda Author:  Becky Albertalli Series:  None Publisher:  Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publication Date:  April 7, 2015 Pages:  303 Format/Source:  Hardback/Purchased  Age Group/Genre:  Young Adult/Contemporary, LGBT Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama  ...

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Mini Review: In Real Life by Cory Doctorow & Jen Wang

Title: In Real Life Author: Cory Doctorow & Jen Wang Series: None Publisher: First Second, an imprint of Roaring Brook Press Publication Date: 2014 Pages: 175 Format/Source: Graphic Novel Paperback/Purchased   Age Group/Genre: Young Adult/Contemporary, Gaming Anda loves Coarsegold Online, the massively-multiplayer role-playing game where  ...

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Review: Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway

Title: Audrey, Wait! Author: Robin Benway Series: None Publisher: Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Publication Date: 2008 Pages: 313 Format/Source: Paperback/Purchased  Age Group/Genre: Young Adult/Contemporary Everybody’s singing, “Audrey, Wait!” Audrey Cuttler’s life hasn’t been the same since that song,  ...

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Review: Famous in Love by Rebecca Serle

Title:  Famous in LoveAuthor:  Rebecca SerleSeries:   Famous in Love #1Publisher:  Poppy, an imprint of Little, Brown and CompanyPublication Date:  October 21, 2014Pages:  320Format/Source:  ARC/From publisher, via BEA Age Group/Genre:  Young Adult/Contemporary, Romance The romantic story of a girl who gets plucked from obscurity to star in  ...

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Review: I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

Title:  I’ll Give You the SunAuthor:  Jandy NelsonSeries:  NonePublisher:  Dial Books, an imprint of PenguinPublication Date:  September 16, 2014Pages:  371Format/Source:  ARC/From publisher, via BEA Age Group/Genre:  Young Adult/Contemporary, LGBT A brilliant, luminous story of first love, family, loss, and betrayal for fans of John  ...

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Review: Get Even by Gretchen McNeil

Title:  Get EvenAuthor:  Gretchen McNeilSeries:  Don’t Get Mad #1Publisher:  Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublication Date:  September 16, 2014Pages:  389Format/Source:  ARC/From Publisher, via BEA Age Group/Genre:  Young Adult/Mystery, Contemporary The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars in Gretchen McNeil’s witty and  ...

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Review: Rumble by Ellen Hopkins

Title:  RumbleAuthor:  Ellen HopkinsSeries:  NonePublisher:  Margaret K. McElderry Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’sPublication Date:  August 26, 2014Pages:  546Format/Source:  ARC/From Publisher Age Group/Genre:  Young Adult/Contemporary, LGBT, Religion, Free Verse Eighteen-year-old Matthew Turner doesn’t  ...

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Review: Random by Tom Leveen

Title:  RandomAuthor:  Tom LeveenSeries:  NonePublisher:  Simon PulsePublication Date:  August 12, 2014Pages:  217Format/Source:  ARC/From Publisher Age Group/Genre:  Young Adult/Contemporary Who’s the real victim here? This tense and gripping exploration of cyberbullying and teen suicide is perfect for fans of Before I Fall and Thirteen  ...

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Review: Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid

Title:  Let’s Get LostAuthor:  Adi AlsaidSeries:  NonePublisher:  Harlequin TeenPublication Date:  July 29, 2014Pages:  348Format/Source:  ARC/From Publisher, via BEA Age Group/Genre:  Young Adult/Contemporary Five strangers. Countless adventures.One epic way to get lost.Four teens across the country have only one thing in common: a girl  ...

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