Tag Archives: overcoming adversity

Bluescreen by Dan Wells (2016)

Rating: 4 Stars.  Marisa, a 17 year old hacker, lives in a futuristic world, where our brains are more closely tied to the internet than ever. She and her group of ‘Cherry Dogs’ as they call themselves, gamers and hackers … Continue reading

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The Inside of Out by Jenn Marie Thorne (2016)

Rating: 4 Stars. Daisy wants to be the ultimate supportive best friend to Hannah when she comes out as a lesbian right before junior year. Daisy quickly takes up the LGBTQIA cause and pleads to the school council to get … Continue reading

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Girl Against the Universe by Paula Stokes (2016)

Rating: 4.2 Stars. Maguire, a 16 year old truly believes that she is cursed, as she meticulously tracks all the horrible things that happen to those around her. Her fears stem from a crash that killed her uncle, father and … Continue reading

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Run by Kody Keplinger (2016)

Rating: 3.5 stars. In a small town, big reputations matter, and Bo Dickson has a wild one. Her father has taken off, and her mother is rarely sober. Her whole family is seen as a poison to the community. Agnes’ … Continue reading

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Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee (2016)

Rating: 4 stars. The story is set at the turn of the century in San Francisco, the catastrophic earthquake looming in our minds. Mercy Wong, American by birth, but of Chinese descent, and at this time, that is all that … Continue reading

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South of Sunshine by Dana Elmendorf (2016)

Rating: 3.5 Stars. Kaycee lives in Sunshine Tennessee, a Baptist anti-gay strong hold. She tries to pass off as a typical straight girl, cycling through quick relationships but never feeling much other than revulsion until Bren comes to town. Bren … Continue reading

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Drag Teen by Jeffery Self (2016)

Rating: 3.5 “This isn’t one of those stories about a heartwarming journey toward accepting my cursed homosexual identity. No. First of all, being gay is far from a curse. Its more like an extra order of fries at Wendy’s because … Continue reading

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