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Leslie
I’ve been an avid reader for as long as I can remember. My mother would often find me curled up in a corner, avoiding chores with a book–or two. When I was growing up, there wasn’t a large selection of YA books. I had children’s books and adult literature to choose from. I’ve come to love YA fiction as an adult and read almost nothing else when I read for pleasure–any genre will do.
Elana Arnold has crafted a fantasy masterpiece that is so enthralling it almost has to be read in one sitting. One should expect to be thinking about the ethical and moral issues the story raises for …
One Person, No Vote should be required reading for every American citizen. With an engaging style and simply laid out facts, Anderson and Bolden reveal the appalling details of one facet of a democrac…
The City on the Other Side is an entertaining graphic novel by collaborators Mairghread Scott and Robin Robinson. This talented duo does a great job of speaking to their audience through color, f…
George O'Connor does a brilliant job of retelling little-known stories of the Greek god Hermes. The text is minimal, but is perfectly supported by the artwork, making for a rich reading experience. Th…
Pearl S. Buck's classic novel is brought to life through Nick Bertozzi's brilliant artwork. The characters' triumphs and struggles are shown in poignant, three-color, pen-and-ink illustrations that de…
The premise of Dreamers Often Lie is intriguing and the plot has promise. The author attempts to intertwine a serious skiing accident resulting in head injury with the plots of three popular…
John Corey Whaley has an engaging style and knows how to speak "teen." His dialogue is believeable and realistic, and his characters come alive. Solomon is a very sympathetic protagonist, and even tho…
In a masterful retelling of The Arabian Nights, Renee Ahdieh opens an exciting world to her readers. Although the book is rooted in fantasy, the setting is obviously Persian, and it has all the b…
Most people are familiar with the Greek god Apollo. This volume in The Olympians series introduces us to him in a different way, illustrating his complex character through a series of vignet…
The story of Robert Capa's iconic Omaha Beach D-Day photography is a fascinating one, made even more compelling by the decision to tell it in graphic novel form. Morvan and Trefouel have done a master…
Kass Morgan's first novel is a page-turner. She is a wonderfully descriptive and talented writer, and this reviewer looks forward to reading more from her.  The 100 is a fresh take on the…
13 Little Blue Envelopes is a sweet story about finding oneself and coming to understand the importance of family. Shy girls will especially love the empowerment Ginny experiences as she travels …
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