Reviews and Blog Posts: quick reads

Skinned

by Robin Wasserman

Reviewer Rating:
0

Lia had a great life–she was popular, rich, and had the perfect boyfriend. Until the accident. That's when Lia's choices got taken away. She wouldn't have chosen to live forever, her brain downloaded into a mechanical body, would she? It doesn't matter–she's now a mech, an outcast. Is it worth...

SideScrollers

by Matthew Loux

Reviewer Rating:
3

If you giggled at the title of this comic, you already know you should read it. Bonus points if you can tell which video game the cover is adapted from. For the rest of you: this is a (bad) day in the life comic about 3 slacker guys who just...

In the small

by Michael Hague

Reviewer Rating:
0

The blue flash happened on September 7. No one knows where it came from, just the scary result–all human beings in the world are now 6 inches tall. Mouse was in the city with his father when the flash happened. He leads an escape from his dad's office building and...

The compound

by S. A. (Stephanie A.) Bodeen

Reviewer Rating:
0

Eli and his family have been living underground in a steel and concrete bunker (albeit one with lots of luxuries) for years. They entered the compound to escape the coming nuclear attack, and are still mourning the loss of Eli's twin brother, Eddy, and their grandmother, who didn't make it...

How they met, and other stories

by David Levithan

Reviewer Rating:
0

When David Levithan was 17, he wrote a Valentine's Day story for his friends instead of paying attention in physics class. This began a tradition of him sharing stories with his friends, and some of them are collected in this book. New love, unexpected love, love for the wrong person,...

Bad kitty

by Michele Jaffe

Reviewer Rating:
4

What do you get when you add a family vacation to Vegas, a big crush, a cranky cat, and a forensic scientist wannabe who always seems to be in the wrong place at the wrong time? You get this book, full of humor, friendship, adventure, mystery, and fashion advice. Jasmine...

Grl2grl : short fictions

by Julie Anne Peters

Reviewer Rating:
4

This book is a set of short stories with lesbian, bisexual, and transgender teens as the main characters. Some are heartbreaking, some will make you laugh out loud, all of them will make you wish you had more time to spend with these interesting and unique characters. If you like...

Sisters in sanity

by Gayle Forman

Reviewer Rating:
0

Brit thought she was going on a family trip. She didn't want to go, but she REALLY didn't want to end up at Red Rock Academy, a "school" for teens with problems--or general rebelliousness. Brit doesn't think she's a bad kid, and doesn't understand why her father would put her...

Good as Lily

by Derek Kirk Kim

Reviewer Rating:
0

Think high school is confusing? Try getting through a day with your 6, 29 and 70-year old selves tagging along! This is the situation Grace Kwon is faced with when her past and future selves suddenly appear at her 18th birthday party. While day-to-day issues like a canceled school play...

Side effects

by Amy Goldman Koss

Reviewer Rating:
0

Are you tired of books with sick kids dying bravely, teaching everyone a lesson? Then this book is for you! Not only does Izzy, 15, NOT die from lymphoma, but she doesn't always have a positive attitude about it. Learn from Izzy what it's really like to get diagnosed, be...

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