November 21, 2017

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SLJ Young Adult Reviews

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Teens Review “Cure for the Common Universe” and More

Gaming. Anorexia. The Manson Murders. There’s something for every kind of YA reader in this roundup by our teen reviewers.

Teens Review Amanda Sun’s “Heir to the Sky,” Summer Thrillers, and More

The reviewers at the Kitsap Regional Library branches may be steeped in finals, but that hasn’t stopped them from delving deep into the latest Spring/Summer YA titles.

Teens Review Kat Ellis’s “Breaker,” Steampunk, and More

The young adults of the Kitsap (WA) Regional Library YA Book Group assess a modern adaptation of The Picture of Dorian Gray, a historical work set during South Africa’s apartheid, and the sequel to Elizabeth May’s The Falconer.

Teens Review Matthew Quick’s Latest, “Peter Pan” Reimagined, and More

The Kitsap (WA) Regional Library YA Book Group reviews summer thrillers, an ode to social media, and Matthew Quick’s Every Exquisite Thing.

Teens Review Meredith Russo’s “If I Was Your Girl” and More

From the latest summer romances to the much-anticipated If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo, SLJ’s resident teen reviewers tackle teen angst, first love, and gender issues in their latest reviews.

Teens Review the Latest from Kwame Alexander, Deb Caletti, and More

Our young adult reviewers tackle the latest offering from Newbery Medalist Kwame Alexander, an adaptation of A Tale of Two Cities, and Deb Caletti’s Essential Maps for the Lost.

Teens Review the Latest from Beth Kephart, Siobhan Vivian, and More

The Kitsap (WA) Regional Library YA Book Group is keeping busy reading and critiquing Beth Kephart’s This Is the Story of You, Danielle Rollins’s latest, and more.

Teens Review Genre-Bending Dystopians, Romance, and More

From Sarah Brennan’s latest to Cecelia Ahern’s YA debut, the following titles have SLJ’s teen reviewers buzzing.

Teens Review “A Tyranny of Petticoats,” Time Travel YA, and More

Our teen reviewers tackle feminist historical fiction, time travel YA, and Corinne Duyvis’s On the Edge of Gone.

Teens Review the Latest from Sarah Fine, David Lubar, and More

The members of the Kitsap (WA) Regional Library YA Book Group have been busy. Check out what they think about David Lubar’s Character Driven, Sarah Fine’s latest fantasy, and Emily Skrutskie’s debut, The Abyss Surrounds Us.

Teens Review Veronica Rossi’s “Riders,” Sci-Fi, and More

A teen reviewer gives a glowing review to Veronica Rossi’s latest series opener, and another young adult swoons over Melissa Landers’s Starflight.

Teens Review the Latest from Alexandra Bracken, Shaun David Hutchinson, and More

In the first “YA Reviews” column of the year, the teens of the Kitsap (WA) Regional Library YA Book Group share their thoughts on sci-fi, suspense, and novels-in-verse, including a title from the author of the “Darkest Minds” trilogy.

Teens Review YA Debuts, Thrillers, and More

In their last post of 2015, the young adult reviewers of the Kitsap (WA) Regional Library YA Book Group take on debut novels, such as Estelle Laure’s This Raging Light and Faye Bird’s My Second Life, and more.

Teens Review Realistic Fiction Short Story Collection, Richelle Mead’s Latest, and More

The teens of the Kitsap (WA) Regional Library YA Book Group were busy over the long weekend. Check out their reviews of I See Reality, a realistic fiction short story collection edited by Grace Kendall, Richelle Mead’s Soundless, and more.

Teens Review Marieke Nijkamp’s Debut, Eve Bunting’s Latest, and More

The teens of the Kitsap (WA) Regional Library YA Book Group tackle thrillers, sci-fi, romance, and a debut novel about a school shooting.

Teens Review Romance, Sports Fiction, and the Latest from Martine Leavitt

The Kitsap (WA) Regional Library YA Book Group reviews a diverse sports fiction title, a Wattpad sensation, Martine Leavitt’s Calvin, and more.

Teens Review the Latest from David Klass, Kate Boorman, and More

Teen critics from the Kitsap (WA) Regional Library YA Book Group share their brutally honest thoughts about the latest YA titles, including Losers Take All by David Klass.

Teens Review Latest from Joelle Charbonneau, Stephan Pastis, and More

The young adults at the Kitsap (WA) Regional Library share their thoughts on Joelle Charbonneau’s latest dystopian, Gareth Jones’s time travel adventure, and Stephan Pastis’s newest “Timmy Failure” book.

Teens Review the Latest from Mercedes Lackey, Laura Amy Schlitz, and Roland Smith

From a superhero-themed YA to a sci-fi retelling of Moby Dick, the following titles have the reviewers of the Kitsap (WA) Regional Library YA Book Group buzzing

Teens Review the Latest from Erin Bow, Gary Schmidt, and More

The reviewers of the Kitsap (WA) Regional Library YA Book Group laud upcoming titles by Erin Bow, Gary Schmidt, A.S. King, and others for their diversity, heartrending twists, and thought-provoking endings.