Tag Archives: Realistic Fiction

Review: Ink is Thicker Than Water by Amy Spalding

Ink is Thicker Than Water by Amy Spalding. Entangled Teen, 2013. Available December 3. Age Level & Genre: YA realistic fiction. Face Value: I haven’t seen the published cover yet, but the cover image available online is pretty good (despite … Continue reading

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Review: Just One Day by Gayle Forman

Just One Day by Gayle Forman. Dutton Books, 2013. Currently available. Genre: YA Realistic Fiction Face Value: HALLELUJAH. This is a YA book that looks like a normal, appealing, grown-up book. There are no condescending neon goofy fonts or headless … Continue reading

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Review: Burn for Burn by Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian

Burn for Burn by Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian. Simon & Schuster, 2012. Currently available. Genre: YA contemporary realistic fiction. Face Value: The girls on this cover have whole bodies, which is a great thing. As an Instagram lover, I’m also … Continue reading

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Summer Week Review: The Bermudez Triangle by Maureen Johnson

The Bermudez Triangle by Maureen Johnson. Penguin, 2004. Currently available. Genre: YA Realistic Fiction Face Value: This one has a very subtle cover design. Cutaway hearts in a triangle formation give us a glimpse of three girls casually lying in … Continue reading

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Review: Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins. Dutton Books, 2011. Currently available. Genre: YA Realistic Fiction Face Value: This cover is a problem. I seriously think that Stephanie Perkins’ books don’t get enough recognition because they have covers that … Continue reading

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Review: The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney

The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney. Little, Brown, and Company, 2010. Currently available. Genre: YA Realistic Fiction Face Value: I love a bold graphic, and this cover delivers. There is an air of mystery about this cover. The bird and tree … Continue reading

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