Category Archives: Young Adult

  1. Review: The Incredible True Story of the Making of the Eve of Destruction by Amy Brashear

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    February 4, 2019 by Zoë

    With the Cold War running hot, Laura spends a lot of time worrying about the bomb and mutually assured destruction. Then, in The Incredible True Story of the Making of the Eve of Destruction by Amy Brashear, Laura wins a walk-on part in a movie about nuclear weapons and how Americans accidentally bring nuclear armageddon on themselves.

  2. Review: The Weight of Our Sky by Hanna Alkaf

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    January 28, 2019 by Zoë

    Melati loves going to the movies with her best friend, Saf, and listening to any Beatles record she can get her hands on. But in The Weight of Our Sky by Hanna Alkaf, Melati finds her world suddenly rocked by race riots as the Malays and Chinese in Kuala Lumpur begin to attack each other and anyone else who gets in the way.

  3. Review: The Unbinding of Mary Reade by Miriam McNamara

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    January 7, 2019 by Zoë

    In The Unbinding of Mary Reade by Miriam McNamara, Mary has spent her whole life pretending to be a boy, because that’s how she can maintain any sort of control over her life and her future.

  4. Review: Sadie by Courtney Summers

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    December 3, 2018 by Zoë

    In Sadie by Courtney Summers, Mattie has been found dead and Sadie, her older sister, has gone missing. May Beth, the only person in their lives who seems to care much for them, enlists the help of West McCray, who goes looking for Sadie, making a podcast along the way.

  5. Review: Sea Witch by Sarah Henning


    November 26, 2018 by Zoë

    Shunned for her strange ways, rumors that she might be a witch, and because of her friend Anna’s tragic drowning, Evie is used to being a loner, even if she is also friends with the prince. In Sea Witch by Sarah Henning, a girl comes out of the sea who looks so much like Anna that Evie starts to wonder if her friend has returned.