Reviews and Blog Posts: relationships

Scars

by C. A. (Cheryl A.) Rainfield

Reviewer Rating:
4

Kendra has been in therapy to deal with the memories that are coming back to her about the abuse she was subjected to as a child. While therapy, and art, and friends and teachers help, Kendra still feels the need to cut herself to relieve the pressure and make herself...

Shakespeare makes the playoffs

by Ronald Koertge

Reviewer Rating:
4

Kevin from Shakespeare Bats Cleanup is back! In that book, Kevin was sidelined from baseball and learned that he also has a passion for writing poetry. In this book, he's still playing baseball, still writing poetry, and trying to balance the two. He's also dealing with his girlfriend Mira,...

Heist society

by Ally Carter

Reviewer Rating:
4

Katarina Bishop is trying to get out of the family business. This isn't as easy at it might sound, especially when your family is in the business of planning heists, pulling off cons, and robbing art museums. Kat has conned her way in to an exclusive boarding school and thinks...

Boost

by Kathryn Mackel

Reviewer Rating:
3

While you might think this book is all about steroid use in sports (yes, the issue does come up), it wasn't the main focus. Boost is a portrait of a girl who is passionate about sports and is willing to work hard to meet her goals. Savvy and her family...

My invented life

by Lauren Bjorkman

Reviewer Rating:
3

Roz's sister and best friend Eva isn't talking to her. Roz isn't sure why--does it have something to do with Roz wanting Eva's boyfriend, Bryan? What about the fight that Roz had with her cheerleading friend Carmen? What about that lead role in Shakespeare's As You Like It that they're...

Front and center

by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

Reviewer Rating:
4

First of all, if you've yet to read Dairy Queen and The Off Season by Catherine Gilbert Murdock, stop now, get thee to your local library, and read them. Ok, are you back? Now you're ready for Front and Center, which concludes DJ's story with her finding her...

Hate list

by Jennifer Brown

Reviewer Rating:
4

How do you move on after a school shooting? What if it's your boyfriend who did it? What if people think that you helped him decide who to shoot? What if you're not sure whether you're happy you lived, even though you were shot that day? Valerie has a lot...

The sky always hears me : and the hills don't mind

by Kirstin Cronn-Mills

Reviewer Rating:
4

Morgan just wants to get out of her small town in Central Nowhere, see what else is out there in the world. Until then, she has her boyfriend, Derek, who she likes, but not THAT much, Rob, who she works with at the grocery store, who she really DOES like,...

Rage : a love story

by Julie Anne Peters

Reviewer Rating:
4

Johanna hasn't had the best life, but it's not all bad, either. Her parents have both recently died, she lives with her sister & brother-in-law, she's finishing her senior year of high school with a best friend, a job at the mall, and a volunteer position at the hospice. One...

Love is the higher law

by David Levithan

Reviewer Rating:
4

It was a day when everything changed for everyone. Find out how 9/11 affected the lives of 3 NYC teenagers in this novel that yes, will make you cry, but is ultimately about hope, human connection, and love. Claire was in school when the attacks happened. She immediately went from...

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