Children of Exile by Margaret Peterson Haddix

In Children of Exile, Rosi lives in Fredtown, a politically correct and New Age-y place where adults are kind and everything is positive and orderly.  She is 12 years old, a rule follower, and the caring and nurturing oldest child in Fredtown, where children are raised by Fred-Mamas and Fred-Daddies.  Her one aggravation is her … Continue reading Children of Exile by Margaret Peterson Haddix

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Just One Night by Gayle Forman

4/5 stars Just One Night by Gayle Forman is a novella that closes Willem and Allyson's story after they discover each other again in Amsterdam following the tumultuous events in Just One Day and Just One Year.  It begins with their reunion after the fateful Shakespeare production that Willem performs in, and gives us a … Continue reading Just One Night by Gayle Forman

The Year We Fell Apart by Emily Martin

3/5 stars The Year We Fell Apart, Emily Martin's young adult novel, features Harper, a girl who can't seem to stop making mistakes.  They range from drinking and losing control, to being unaccountably loyal to Sadie, her "best" friend, a shallow and self-absorbed party girl who treats Harper badly, to breaking up with Declan, her … Continue reading The Year We Fell Apart by Emily Martin

The Lies About Truth by Courtney C. Stevens

4/5 stars In Courtney C. Stevens' latest young adult novel The Lies About Truth, Sadie is dealing with the aftermath of a car accident that killed her best friend Trent and left her physically scarred.  She has become a recluse since the accident, with her sole human interactions (outside of her home) being brief visits … Continue reading The Lies About Truth by Courtney C. Stevens