Reviews and Blog Posts: high school

Falling into place

by Amy Zhang

Reviewer Rating:
3

I did not realize how depressing this book would be beforehand. Even though, it was very sad, it was very powerful. Liz Emerson, is the most popular girl in school, but her life is far from perfect. In fact, she has done some underhanded things to gain her title in...

The spectacular now

by Tim Tharp

Reviewer Rating:
3

I read the book so I could watch movie. I like doing the comparisons. I didn't like the character development in the books, it seemed like people were ready to criticize the main character, Sutter, but they didn't seem eager to help him make the changes. Clearly, he is an...

This side of home

by Renée Watson

Reviewer Rating:
4

It’s senior year for twins Nikki and Maya, but big changes are already happening around the girls. Their neighborhood is changing, and they’re not sure if it’s for the better: rents are going up causing longtime neighbors to be priced out, new stores and restaurants are taking over, and the...

Casi casi

Reviewer Rating:
4

    Some things are the same the world over and high school shenanigans fall into that category. This movie, set in Puerto Rico, features a lively group of high school misfits trying to rig an election so their leader Emilio can win the affection of the most popular girl...

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by Hannah Moskowitz

Etta has a lot of identities, but none of them seem to encompass all of who she is. She's one of the few Black girls in her Nebraska town, attending a private school with other rich kids. She identifies as bisexual, which grates on her friends, The Dykes, who end...

Gabi, a girl in pieces

by Isabel Quintero

Reviewer Rating:
4

Gabi is a "Mexican fat girl". She loves her family, and food, and poetry, and maybe even Martin Espada. Also food. But no matter what she loves, she's pessimistic about her life. And why shouldn't she be? She's a virgin, she's poor, her father's a crackhead, her best friend is...

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...

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