Reviews : Young Adult

'Not Your Sidekick' by C. B. Lee

Not Your Sidekick is an exciting story full of twists and heart. It is about that first crush, first relationship, first time you realize your strengths might not look like your parents, and all of those other classic teenage moments…. read more

'Phantom Limbs' by Paula Garner

Phantom Limbs poses the questions: What do we do with the pain begotten by loss? And what do we create in the space that’s left behind to carry ourselves through?… read more

'Princess Princess Ever After' by Katie O’Neill

Princess Princess Ever After is a warm-hearted graphic novel centered on the adventures of two strong-willed princesses. It is an adorable book whose fable-like story is perfect for any princess or prince in your life. … read more

'Radical' by E.M. Kokie

The novel contains, from it’s very first line, a very well-rendered sense of anxious anticipation that, throughout the course of the novel, builds to outright dread… read more

'Frannie and Tru' by Karen Hattrup

If this sounds like a story that’s been written a hundred times in various combinations, that’s because it’s a crucial part of coming of age. Learning about life outside of your socioeconomic culture and experience level is what defines the act of growing up… read more

'American Girls' by Allison Umminger

There’s a lot to like about American Girls; the novel contains a humane portrait of a dysfunctional family, insightful critiques of celebrity culture, and a thoroughly original rites of passage story filtered through the voice of a complicated protagonist… read more