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Review: Speak

Title: Speak Author: Laurie Halse Anderson Publisher: Speak, an imprint of Penguin Group (1999) Genre: young adult, mainstream fiction, problem novel In Their Words: Melinda Sordino busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops, so her old friends won’t talk … Continue reading

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Review: Empress of the World

Title: Empress of the World Author: Sara Ryan Publisher: Speak, an imprint of Penguin Group Genre: young adult, mainstream fiction, romance, queer In Their Words: Nicola Lancaster is spending the summer at the Siegel Institute Summer Program for Gifted Youth–a … Continue reading

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Review: An Abundance of Katherines

Title: An Abundance of Katherines Author: John Green Publisher: Dutton Books, a member of Penguin Group Genre: young adult, mainstream fiction, geek romance In Their Words: When it comes to relationships, Colin Singleton’s type is girls named Katherine. And when … Continue reading

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Review: Liar

Title: Liar Author: Justine Larbalestier Publisher: Bloomsbury Genre: young adult, mainstream fiction, genre-bending In Their Words: Micah will freely admit she’s a compulsive liar, but that may be the one honest thing she’ll ever tell you. Over the years she’s … Continue reading

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Review: The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl

Title: The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl Author: Barry Lyga Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company (2006) Genre: young adult, mainstream fiction, geek fiction In Their Words: Fanboy has never had it good, but lately his sophomore year is turning … Continue reading

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Review: Thirteen Reasons Why

Title: Thirteen Reasons Why Author: Jay Asher Publisher: Razorbill, an imprint of the Penguin Group (2007) Genre: young adult, mainstream fiction, suspense In Their Words: Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on … Continue reading

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Review: Marcelo in the Real World

Title: Marcelo in the Real World Author: Francisco X. Stork Publisher: Scholastic Inc. (2009) Genre: young adult, mainstream fiction In Their Words: Marcelo Sandoval hears music that nobody else can—part of an autism-like condition that no doctor has been able … Continue reading

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