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Category Archives: coming of age
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The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas This is THE YA title of 2017. If you read one YA in 2017, this should be it. THUG is the story of 16yo Starr Carter who moves between two … Continue reading
Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu Viv is fed up with the sexual misconduct and harassment at her high school in Texas. Inspired by her mom’s Riot Grrrrl days, she starts an anonymous zine to combat the injustices being experienced, which in … Continue reading
The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson About: Andie Walker knows exactly what she wants in life. Her junior year summer will be spent in a pre-pre med program and she can’t wait. Everything is going as planned until her program … Continue reading
God Loves Hair by Vivek Shraya About: Vivek Shraya’s first book is a collection of twenty-one short stories following a tender, intellectual, and curious child as he navigates the complex realms of sexuality, gender, racial politics, religion, and belonging. God … Continue reading
Bruiser by Neal Shusterman About: Shusterman says that he wanted to write about an empath and thus, Bruiser was born. The blurb in Smith’s on-line catalog states “Inexplicable events start to occur when sixteen-year-old twins Tennyson and Brontë befriend a troubled … Continue reading
Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom This Book’s about: “Blind sixteen-year-old Parker Grant navigates friendships and romantic relationships, including a run-in with a boy who previously broke her heart, while coping with her father’s recent death”- Provided … Continue reading