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It Happened in Two Mills

January 1st, 2017
It Happened in Two Mills

A keenly felt nostalgia mixes with themes of race, loneliness, and forgiveness in Jerry Spinelli’s latest novel, The Warden’s Daughter.

Book Review: The Last Leaves Falling

July 25th, 2015
last leaves falling

A teenager in Kyoto tries to face the last months of his life as a samurai would – with a little help from his friends

Book Review: An Ember in the Ashes

May 19th, 2015
an ember in the ashes cover

A plucky, unlikely teen heroine and a brooding, idealistic teen hero form an unlikely relationship as they fight the oppression of their world in … well, every single YA novel ever written, including this one.

Book Review: We All Looked Up

March 27th, 2015
we all looked up cover

The high school students in Tommy Wallach’s fantastic debut face more than graduation and an uncertain job market: they face an honest-to-gosh killer asteroid

Book Review: Duplicity

March 23rd, 2015
duplicity cover

In N. K. Traver’s exciting debut, a young cyber-hacker finds his life steadily being commandeered – but his own reflection in the mirror.

Book Review: The Red Queen

March 13th, 2015

In a dystopian future, a plucky young woman from a poor village suddenly finds herself at the heart of the corrupt power system and the focal point of a rebellion in “The Hunger Ga-” um, in Victoria Aveyard’s “The Red Queen.”