Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds (Atheneum ~ October 24, 2017) My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is one of those books that I can hardly review, but just have to say......BUY IT. READ IT. SHARE IT. Book Description (from Goodreads) A cannon. A strap. A piece. A biscuit. A burner. A heater. A … Continue reading Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

Prince of Pot by Tanya Lloyd Kyi

Prince of Pot by Tanya Lloyd Kyi (Groundwood Books ~ September 5, 2017) My rating: 5 of 5 stars Completely and utterly original, this YA captivated me from page one. Thanks to House of Anansi Press for the review copy of this title. Book Description Isaac loves art class, drives an old pickup, argues with … Continue reading Prince of Pot by Tanya Lloyd Kyi

Dear Martin by Nic Stone

Dear Martin by Nic Stone (Crown BFYR ~ October 17, 2017) My rating: 5 of 5 stars Raw, powerful and REAL, DEAR MARTIN is a required purchase for HS libraries and a required read for all American teens and adults. Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a review copy of this title … Continue reading Dear Martin by Nic Stone

Never Say Die by Anthony Horowitz

I'm so excited to be a part of the blog tour for this newest title in the incredibly popular upper middle grade Alex Rider series! This title just released yesterday, October 10, 2017 and I already have the book ready to be put into the hands of my middle school readers! Never Say Die by Anthony … Continue reading Never Say Die by Anthony Horowitz

How to Disappear by Sharon Huss Roat

How to Disappear by Sharon Huss Roat (Harper Teen - August 15, 2017) My rating: 5 of 5 stars One of my top 5 YA books of 2017 and a mandatory read for parents, teachers and administrators, this story of social anxiety, depression and the lure of social media to replace real life is frighteningly … Continue reading How to Disappear by Sharon Huss Roat

Jaya and Rasa: A Love Story by Sonia Patel

Jaya and Rasa: A Love Story by Sonia Patel (Cinco Puntos Press - September 12, 2017) My rating: 4 of 5 stars Powerful, raw and completely unfiltered mature YA that deals with incredibly complex topics Thanks to Cinco Punto Press for providing me with an advance reader copy for review - all opinions are my … Continue reading Jaya and Rasa: A Love Story by Sonia Patel

Solo by Kwame Alexander and Mary Rand Hess

Thank you to the #kidlitexchange reviewer network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. Solo by Kwame Alexander and Mary Rand Hess Blink Press - July 25, 2017 SOLO is a rip-through-the-pages, can't-put-it-down poetic YA masterpiece. Told in text messages, song lyrics and conversations in verse, it tells the … Continue reading Solo by Kwame Alexander and Mary Rand Hess