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Small Damages by Beth Kephart • Estelle Reviews

Small Damages by Beth Kephart ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: July 19, 2012 Publisher: Philomel/Penguin Books Pages: 304 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: Spain, pregnancy, independence, grief Format read: Bought. Summary: Kenzie, a senior in high school, is sent to live in Spain for the duration of her unexpected pregnancy. Angry at her […]

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Better Than Perfect by Melissa Kantor • Magan Reviews

Better Than Perfect by Melissa Kantor [twitter • website] Publication Date: February 17, 2015 Publisher: HarperTeen Pages: 336 Target Audience: Young Adult Keywords: college preparation, Harvard, parent in rehab, cheating Format Read: ARC from Publisher (Thank you!) Summary: Juliet’s picture-perfect life goes downhill when her parents split, her dad moves out, her mom tries to pop pills and drink away her depression, and Juliet […]

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Finding Mr. Brightside by Jay Clark • Estelle Reviews

Finding Mr. Brightside by Jay Clark ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: March 24, 2015 Publisher: Henry Holt & Co./Macmillan Pages: 224 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: Format read: ARC from Publisher. (Thanks!) Summary: Two high schoolers — connected by the poor decisions of their parents — meet up at CVS and begin a […]

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Trust the Focus by Megan Erickson • Estelle Reviews

Trust the Focus by Megan Erickson ( web | tweet | facebook ) Publication Date: 3/17/2015 Publisher: Intermix Pages: 222 Target audience: New adult Keywords: Post-graduation, coming out, best friends, road trip, parents Format read: ARC from Publisher via NetGalley. (Thanks!) Last reviewed: Make It Last by Megan Erickson Summary: Lan and Justin are best friends, bound for the open […]

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Liars, Inc. by Paula Stokes • Magan Reviews

Liars, Inc. by Paula Stokes [twitter • website] Publication Date: March 24, 2015 Publisher: HarperTeen Pages: 368 Target Audience: Young Adult Keywords: teenager disappearance, thriller, Internet dating Format Read: ARC from Publisher (Thank you!) Summary: Max, Preston, and Parvati form a small underground business developing lies for their classmates to get what they want at school; business is going great until Preston asks Max […]

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Why in 5: Wins for The Winner’s Trilogy (So Far)

The Winner’s Trilogy is the best example I can think of when it comes to books I wouldn’t normally pick up but I was completely convinced by the lovely people in this community that I needed to. I’m addicted to contemporary fiction but even I couldn’t deny my intrigue when I saw all the 5-star […]

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