Author Archives: Brianna

Review: Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins

Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins. Penguin, 2014. Currently Available. Age Level & Genre: YA Paranormal Fiction Face Value: The cover is what attracted me to this book. The contrasting images of a super-feminine pink pearl necklace and a shiny dagger … Continue reading

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Review: Breakfast Served Anytime by Sarah Combs

Breakfast Served Anytime by Sarah Combs. Candlewick Press, 2014. Currently available. Age Level & Genre: YA contemporary realistic fiction Face Value: This is a subtle, beautiful cover. The Egg Drop diner is a key location in the book, and the … Continue reading

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Review: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han. Simon & Schuster, 2014. Currently available. Age Level & Genre: YA Realistic Fiction Face Value: This is a gorgeous cover. Real girl, real setting, real anticipation for the story that … Continue reading

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Review: Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty and illustrated by David Roberts

Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty, illustrated by David Roberts. Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2013. Currently available. Age level & genre: Picture book fiction with a fantastical twist Face Value: The wacky illustrations hint at the slightly off-kilter world created … Continue reading

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Review: Pilgrims Don’t Wear Pink by Stephanie Kate Strohm

Pilgrims Don’t Wear Pink by Stephanie Kate Strohm. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012. Currently available. Genre: YA Realistic Fiction Face Value:  This cover simply does not do the story justice. Libby is extremely clever, and a girl pulling a cell phone … Continue reading

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Review: Under the Egg by Laura Marx Fitzgerald

Under the Egg by Laura Marx Fitzgerald. Dial Books for Young Readers, 2014. Currently available. Age Level & Genre: Middle Grade Realistic Fiction Face Value: Gorgeous. Even without knowing that this story was a mystery (which I can’t resist), I … Continue reading

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Review: Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere by Julie T. Lamana

Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere by Julie T. Lamana. Chronicle Books, 2014. Currently available. Age Level & Genre: Middle Grade Realistic Fiction Face Value: The simple cover is almost whimsical. Looking at the muddy boots made me think … Continue reading

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Review: Chiggers by Hope Larson

Chiggers by Hope Larson. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2008. Age Level & Genre: Middle grade realistic fiction graphic novel Face Value: This is a solid graphic novel cover. Larson’s artwork is cheerful and conveys the summery camp setting. There … Continue reading

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Review: Will & Whit by Laura Lee Gulledge

Will & Whit by Laura Lee Gulledge. Amulet Books, 2013. Age Level & Genre: Young Adult realistic fiction graphic novel Face Value: It’s a pretty cover that showcases Gulledge’s graphic talents. But it’s kind of misleading! Based on the title … Continue reading

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Review: The F*ck It List by Julie Halpern

The F*ck It List by Julie Halpern. Feiwel and Friends, 2013. Currently available. Age Level & Genre: YA Realistic Fiction Face Value: I love this cover. It has that Instagram filter coloring that looks very contemporary (but will probably look … Continue reading

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