Pride – Ibi Zoboi

Pride By Ibi Zoboi Balzer + Bray. 2018 – 304 Pages – Genre: Urban fiction; Young Adult fiction; Chick-lit Fiction Review by PWBHS librarian, Shelley Dorrill “Late June in Brooklyn is like the very beginning of a party-when the music is really good, but you know that it’s about to get way better, so youContinue reading “Pride – Ibi Zoboi”

An Abundance of Katherines – John Green

An Abundance of Katherines By John Green Dutton Books 2006 – 227 Pages – Genre: RomCom fiction; Young Adult fiction Review by PWBHS librarian, Shelley Dorrill “You know what I hate? The outdoors. I mean, generally. I don’t like outside. I’m an inside person. I’m all about refrigeration and indoor plumbing and Judge Judy.” –Continue reading “An Abundance of Katherines – John Green”

Dread Nation – Justina Ireland

Dread Nation By Justina Ireland Balzar + Bray 2018 – 451 Pages – Genre: Fantasy fiction; Alternate History fiction Review by PWBHS librarian, Shelley Dorrill “The day I came squealing and squalling into the world was the first time someone tried to kill me. I guess it should have been obvious to everyone right thenContinue reading “Dread Nation – Justina Ireland”

Restart – Gordon Korman

Restart By Gordon Korman Scholastic Press 2017 – 256 Pages – Genre: Realistic fiction; Humorous Fiction Review by NMS Student D.M. with publisher’s description Restart by Gordon Korman is a realistic fiction book about an 8th grade boy named Chase Ambrose. Chase is playing around on his roof and falls off. He wakes up inContinue reading “Restart – Gordon Korman”

Front Desk – Kelly Yang

Front Desk By Kelly Yang Arthur A. Levine Books 2018 – 304 Pages – Genre: Realistic Fiction Review by NMS Student A.W. with publisher’s description Front Desk by Kelly Yang is about a young Chinese girl named Mia who immigrated to America. Her family came here with only 200 dollars. Her mom and dad areContinue reading “Front Desk – Kelly Yang”

Ghost – Jason Reynolds

Ghost By Jason Reynolds Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books 2016 – 192 Pages – Genre: Realistic fiction, Sports fiction Review by WFE Student T.L. & NMS Student A.R. with publisher’s description This book keeps you turning the page. It is perfect for anyone wanting to relate to a book deeply. Jason Reynolds does a magnificent job makingContinue reading “Ghost – Jason Reynolds”

Illuminae – Amy Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Illuminae by Amy Kaufman and Jay Kristoff Knopf Books for Young Readers – 2015 – 608 pages – Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Romance Recommended by PWBHS student C.H. with publisher’s description “Perhaps bravery is simply the face humanity wraps around its collective madness.” This book isn’t written like a normal book. You read from textContinue reading “Illuminae – Amy Kaufman and Jay Kristoff”

Claiming My Place: Coming of Age in the Shadow of the Holocaust – Planaria Price and Helen Reichmann West

Claiming My Place: Coming of Age in the Shadow of the Holocaust by Planaria Price & Helen Reichmann West Farrar, Straus and Giroux – 2018 – 272 pages – Genre: Non-fiction, Biography, History Recommended by PWBHS student E.W. & reviewed by PWBHS Librarian Shelley Dorrill “There is my photograph; there is my new name onContinue reading “Claiming My Place: Coming of Age in the Shadow of the Holocaust – Planaria Price and Helen Reichmann West”

Burned – Ellen Hopkins

Burned by Ellen Hopkins Margaret K. McElderry Books – 2006 – 544 pages – Genre: A Novel in Verse, Realistic Fiction Recommended by PWBHS student M.S. & reviewed by PWBHS Librarian Shelley Dorrill “Do you ever dangle your toes over the precipice, dare the cliff to crumble, defy the frozen deity to suffer the sun,Continue reading “Burned – Ellen Hopkins”