Tag Archives: realistic fiction

Holding up the Universe by Jennifer Niven (2016)

Rating: 4.3 stars Jennifer Niven has been on the outskirts of my radar since “All the Bright Places” but a former student alerted me to this new piece, and it certainly impressed me. Niven has done an excellent job once … Continue reading

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Lost and Found by Katrina Leno (2016)

Rating: 4 Stars. Louis and Frances are internet friends who meet on a support group website. Louis is struggling with feeling at fault for an accident that lost his sister her legs. Frances is coming to terms with the fact … Continue reading

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Front Lines by Michael Grant (2016)

Rating: 4.2 Stars. An alternative history series that depicts what might have happened if women were permitted on the front lines. The tale is told from several female perspectives. Rainy, an intelligence officer, Frangie, a black medic in training, and … 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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Say You Will by Eric Walters (2015)

Rating: 3.5 Stars Sweet and awkward Samuel tries to navigate his way through the rules of high school to create the perfect promposal for a mystery girl. This was definitely a book that sold me on its cover. With another … 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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True Letters from a Fictional Life by Kenneth Logan (2016)

Rating: 4 Stars. James Liddell is a character we meet who seems to have it all: jock status, girlfriend, grades, good family. The letters he writes to the people in his world tell a completely different story. They almost take … Continue reading

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