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Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

Long Way Downby Jason Reynolds on October 17th 2017 Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult, YA Pages: 240 Goodreads   A cannon. A strap. A piece. A biscuit. A burner. A heater. A chopper. A gat. A hammer A tool for RULE Or, you can call it a gun. That’s what fifteen-year-old Will has shoved in the […]

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Echo After Echo by Amy Rose Capetta

Echo After Echoby Amy Rose Capetta Published by Candlewick on October 10th 2017 Genres: Contemporary, Mystery, Young Adult, LGBTQIA Pages: 432 Goodreads   Debuting on the New York stage, Zara is unprepared—for Eli, the girl who makes the world glow; for Leopold, the director who wants perfection; and for death in the theater. Zara Evans […]

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Dual Review: Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman

Starfishby Akemi Dawn Bowman Published by Simon Pulse on September 26, 2017 Genres: Contemporary Pages: 320 Goodreads   Kiko Himura has always had a hard time saying exactly what she’s thinking. With a mother who makes her feel unremarkable and a half-Japanese heritage she doesn’t quite understand, Kiko prefers to keep her head down, certain […]

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Release by Patrick Ness

Releaseby Patrick Ness Published by HarperTeen on September 19th 2017 Genres: Contemporary, Fantasy, LGBTQIA, Young Adult Pages: 288 Goodreads   Inspired by Judy Blume’s Forever and Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway, this novel by award-winning author Patrick Ness is a new classic about teenage relationships, self-acceptance—and what happens when the walls we build start coming down. […]

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You Bring the Distant Near by Mitali Perkins

You Bring the Distant Nearby Mitali Perkins on September 12th 2017 Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult Pages: 320 Goodreads   ★ Booklist ★ Publishers Weekly ★ School Library Journal “The exquisite narrative journeys across time and geography — from Ghana to London to Harlem — and crosses borders of love, faith, and culture. “— Teen Vogue […]

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Welcome Home: anthology, edited by Eric Smith

Welcome Homeby Eric Smith Published by Flux on September 5th 2017 Genres: Short Stories, Young Adult, Contemporary Goodreads   Welcome Home collects a number of adoption-themed fictional short stories, and brings them together in one anthology from a diverse range of celebrated Young Adult authors. The all-star roster includes Edgar-award winner Mindy McGinnis, New York […]

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They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

They Both Die at the Endby Adam Silvera Published by HarperTeen on September 5th 2017 Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult, LGBTQIA Pages: 384 Goodreads   On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They’re going to die today. Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, […]

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The Authentics by Abdi Nazemian

The Authenticsby Abdi Nazemian Published by Balzer + Bray on August 8th 2017 Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, Young Adult Pages: 288 Goodreads   The Authentics is a fresh, funny, and insightful novel about culture, love, and family—the kind we are born into and the ones we create. Daria Esfandyar is Iranian-American and proud of her heritage, […]

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Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert

Little & Lionby Brandy Colbert on August 8th 2017 Genres: Contemporary, LGBTQIA, Young Adult, YA Pages: 336 Goodreads   A stunning novel on love, loss, identity, and redemption, from Publishers Weekly Flying Start author Brandy Colbert When Suzette comes home to Los Angeles from her boarding school in New England, she isn’t sure if she’ll […]

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The Gallery of Unfinished Girls by Lauren Karcz

The Gallery of Unfinished Girlsby Lauren Karcz Published by HarperTeen on July 25th 2017 Genres: Contemporary, Magic Realism, LGBTQIA, Young Adult, YA Pages: 352 Goodreads   Mercedes Moreno is an artist. At least, she thinks she could be, even though she hasn’t been able to paint anything worthwhile since her award-winning piece Food Poisoning #1 […]