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Alex as Well by Alyssa Brugman | Estelle Reviews

Alex as Well by Alyssa Brugman ( web | tweet ) Published January 20, 2015 by Henry Holt & Co. Pages: 224 Target audience: Young Adult Keywords: intersex individual, family, friendship Format read: ARC paperback from Macmillan. (Thank you!) Summary: Born with male and female genitalia, Alex has decided to become more public with the […]

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I Was Here by Gayle Forman | Estelle Reviews

I Was Here by Gayle Forman ( web | twitter ) Published January 27, 2015 by Penguin/Viking Books Pages: 288 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: post-high school, secrets, suicide, mystery, class Format read: ARC borrowed from Alex. (Thanks!) Summary: Cody is shocked to receive an email from her best friend, Meg, telling her that she has committed […]

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Famous in Love by Rebecca Serle | Estelle Reviews

Famous in Love by Rebecca Serle ( web | twitter ) First book in a trilogy. Release Date: October 21, 2014 Publisher: Poppy/Little, Brown Pages: 336 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: Hollywood, love triangle, debut actor, friendship, romance Format read: ARC given to me by Elena @ Novel Sounds. (Thanks!) Summary: Paige is just a […]

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Estelle: The Darlings are Forever by Melissa Kantor

The Darlings are Forever by Melissa Kantor Publication Date: January 4, 2011 Publisher: Hyperion Pages: 352 Target audience:  Young Adult Keywords: girl friendships, starting high school Format read: Hardcover borrowed from the library. Summary:  Best friends Jane, Victoria, and Natalya are starting high school in three different schools. This is the first time they’ve ever […]

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Estelle: Great by Sara Benincasa

Great by Sara Benincasa ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: April 8, 2014 Publisher: HarperTeen Pages: 272 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: classic retelling, Hamptons, high society, being the outsider, friendship Format read: ARC from Publisher via Edelweiss. (Thanks!) Summary: Naomi is off to spend the summer with her mother in the Hamptons. As […]

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Magan: The Tragedy Paper by Elizabeth LaBan

The Tragedy Paper by Elizabeth LaBan (twitter) Publication Date: January 8, 2013 Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Pages: 312 Target Audience: Young Adult Keywords: albino character, boarding school, dual perspective Format Read: Purchased eBook for my kindle Summary: Duncan unravels the mystery of Tim’s relationship with Vanessa (and their mysterious tragedy) through a series of recordings left behind for […]

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