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Review: Smart Girls Get What They Want by Sarah Strohmeyer

Smart Girls Get What They Want by Sarah Strohmeyer. Balzer + Bray, 2012. Currently available. Genre: YA contemporary realistic fiction. Face Value: Just one moment, please, as I climb up on my soapbox. Ok, I’m ready. PUTTING GLASSES ON A … Continue reading

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Review: The Princesses of Iowa by M. Molly Backes

The Princesses of Iowa by M. Molly Backes. Candlewick, 2012. Currently Available. Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction Face Value: Surprisingly good. With a title like this one, there is a pretty serious potential for some egregious cover crimes, like girls in … 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: Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith

Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith. Speak, 2008. Currently available. Genre: YA Historical Fiction Face Value: I find this cover captivating. Seeing a young woman of color in pilot’s garb immediately catches the eye, and it looks contemporary and historical at the … 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 Latte Rebellion by Sarah Jamila Stevenson

The Latte Rebellion by Sarah Jamila Stevenson. Flux, 2011. Currently available. Genre: YA Realistic Fiction Face Value: This is a chill cover. The latte on the cover made me long for a warm drink, and I was intrigued by the drawings … Continue reading

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Review: Blood Red Road by Moira Young

Blood Red Road by Moira Young Margaret K. McElderberry Books, 2011 (Currently Available)  Genre: Dystopia, Speculative Fiction Face Value: Respectable. I had no shame in displaying this cover  while I read it in public, I like the use of color … Continue reading

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