Reviews and Blog Posts: high school

Eleanor & Park

by Rainbow Rowell

Reviewer Rating:
4

This book is amazing in so many ways. From the way it captures high school and life woes to the way it talks about music and comic books. Eleanor and Park don't exactly hit off right away, but something brings them together. I enjoyed the weird, awkward conversations and encounters...

Tell me again how a crush should feel

by Sara Farizan

Reviewer Rating:
4

Iranian-American Leila has a lot to figure out. Pressure from her parents and their tight knit Persian community tell her to want to be a doctor--but she's horrible at science. She likes girls, but isn't ready to tell anyone yet--it's a good thing there's no one at school to crush...

Evil librarian

by Michelle Knudsen

Reviewer Rating:
1

Aaagh – I tried so hard to get into this book and I just can’t.

Yaqui Delgado wants to kick your ass

by Meg Medina

Reviewer Rating:
4

This is a good read for teenagers. The story seems realistic and I think that's what made me connect to the story. It was also because of the main character. Piddy is being bullied by a girl, Yaqui, she doesn't even know. Based off of various reason told by third...

What happened to goodbye

by Sarah Dessen

Reviewer Rating:
2

What started out strong as an interesting story about identity turned into a rather boring chick lit tale with lots of happy resolutions that I didn't quite buy. McLean reinvents herself every time she moves to a new town. But during this new move she unexpectedly puts down roots. The...

How to ditch your fairy

by Justine Larbalestier

Reviewer Rating:
3

Most people have a fairy which charms them in some way. Charlie's best friend, Rochelle, has a clothes shopping fairy which always scores her amazing deals (when it isn't raining, anyway). Charlie's romantic rival, Fiorenze, has an all boys will like you fairy which overrides their usual dating tastes. Charlie,...

Promise me something

by Sara Kocek

Reviewer Rating:
3

Reyna has a lot to deal with. Her mom died seven years ago, and her dad has a new girlfriend. She's just started high school--at a different school than the rest of her friends. She's not sure where she fits in. Reyna doesn't really like Olive when she starts talking...

The beginning of everything

by Robyn Schneider

Reviewer Rating:
4

Ezra Faulkner thought he had his senior year (and the rest of his life) all planned out. A tennis star and school leader, he was a golden boy destined to be homecoming king. Tragedy strikes with a hit and run car accident that destroys his athletic ambitions. Suddenly Ezra doesn’t...

Forgive me, Leonard Peacock : a novel

by Matthew Quick

Reviewer Rating:
4

This is a very sad day in the life of Leonard Peacock, unfortunately it also happens to be his 18th birthday. This is the day Lenard chooses to be his last day and that of his enemy and former friend Asher. Leonard goes to school armed with his grandfathers P-38...

Eleanor & Park

by Rainbow Rowell

Reviewer Rating:
5

Eleanor and Park is an unusual and incredible story of teenage love.

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