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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: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. St. Martin’s Griffin, 2013. Currently Available. Age Level & Genre: Contemporary YA Realistic Fiction Face Value: I love it! Rowell’s covers are illustrated in a beautiful, simple style. They look quirky and charming, which I would … Continue reading

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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: After Iris by Natasha Farrant

After Iris by Natasha Farrant. Dial Books for Young Readers, 2013. Currently Available. Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction Face Value: Designers take notes. This is what a middle grade cover should look like. It’s age appropriate, but it’s also cool and … Continue reading

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Review: Phoebe & Digger by Tricia Springstubb. Illustrated by Jeff Newman.

Phoebe & Digger by Tricia Springstubb. Illustrated by Jeff Newman. Candlewick Press, 2013 Currently available. Genre: Picture Book Fiction Face Value: This cover is striking. Phoebe is exuberant about her beloved toy, and the joy that radiates from her face … Continue reading

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Summer Jobs Week Review: Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson

Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson. Scholastic, 2008. Currently Available. Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction (YA) Face Value: There are 2 covers available, and both are kind of average. The one I read I definitely prefer – it features a hotel wallpaper … Continue reading

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Review: One Came Home by Amy Timberlake

One Came Home by Amy Timberlake. Knopf, 2013. Currently Available. Genre: Historical Fiction Face Value: This is an excellent cover, the kind of cover that people ask you about, because it’s intriguing. But at the same time, it’s a cover … Continue reading

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Review: Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality by Elizabeth Eulberg

Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality by Elizabeth Eulberg. Scholastic, 2013. Available March 1. Genre: YA Realistic Fiction Face Value: The lipstick-written title has been done before, but it’s fitting in this case. This book is all about the … Continue reading

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Review: A Certain October by Angela Johnson

A Certain October by Angela Johnson. Simon & Schuster, 2012. Currently Available. Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction Face Value: This cover is perfect. I love it. I can’t stop looking at it. Were I a librarian or bookseller, this would be … Continue reading

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Review: Happy Families by Tanita S. Davis

Happy Families by Tanita S. Davis. Alfred A. Knopf, 2012. Currently Available. Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction (YA) Face Value: I love this cover. It hints at what the book is about without sensationalizing and it’s simple and clean but still … Continue reading

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