The DUFF

The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend by Kody Keplinger (2010)

the duff

YA Fiction | Contemporary
2.5 StarsBlurb:

“Seventeen-year-old Bianca Piper is cynical and loyal, and she doesn’t think she’s the prettiest of her friends by a long shot. She’s also way too smart to fall for the charms of man-slut and slimy school hottie Wesley Rush. In fact, Bianca hates him. And when he nicknames her “the Duff,” she throws her Coke in his face. Continue reading

Becoming Alpha

Becoming Alpha (Alpha Girl #1) by Aileen Erin (2013)

becoming alpha

YA Fiction | Paranormal
3.5 StarsBlurb:

“Tessa McCaide has a unique talent for getting into trouble. Then again, it isn’t easy for a girl with visions to ignore what she sees. Luckily Tessa and her family are leaving California and moving halfway across the country, giving her the perfect opportunity to leave her reputation as “Freaky Tessa” behind. Continue reading

The Supervillain and Me

The Supervillain and Me by Danielle Banas (2018)

the supervillain and me

Teen Fiction | Superheroes/Sci-Fi
3.5 StarsBlurb:

Never trust a guy in spandex.

In Abby Hamilton’s world, superheroes do more than just stop crime and save cats stuck in trees—they also drink milk straight from the carton and hog the television remote. Abby’s older brother moonlights as the famous Red Comet, but without powers of her own, following in his footsteps has never crossed her mind. Continue reading

The Impossibility of US

The Impossibility of Us by Katy Upperman (2018)

the impossibility of us

YA Fiction | Contemporary | Romance
4.5 starsBlurb:

“The last thing Elise wants is to start her senior year in a new town. But after her brother’s death in Afghanistan, she and her mother move from San Francisco to a sleepy coastal village.

When Elise meets Mati, they quickly discover how much they have in common. Mati is new to town too, visiting the U.S. with his family. Continue reading

People Like Us

People Like Us by Dana Mele (2018)

people like us

YA Fiction | Contemporary | Mystery
3.5 StarsBlurb:

“Kay Donovan may have skeletons in her closet, but the past is past, and she’s reinvented herself entirely. Now she’s a star soccer player whose group of gorgeous friends run their private school with effortless popularity and acerbic wit. But when a girl’s body is found in the lake, Kay’s carefully constructed life begins to topple. Continue reading

One of Us is Lying

One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus (2017)

one of us is lying

YA Fiction | Contemporary | Mystery/Thriller
3.5 StarsBlurb:

“Pay close attention and you might solve this.

On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention.
Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule.
Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess.
Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing.
Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher.
And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High’s notorious gossip app. Continue reading

Along Comes a Wolfe

Along Comes a Wolfe (Shepherd & Wolfe Mystery #1) by Angie Counios & David Gane (2015)
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along comes a wolfe

YA Fiction | Mystery
3.5 StarsBlurb:

“The first exciting adventure of Shepherd and Wolfe.

High school student, Sheri Beckman, has disappeared. After a massive search turns up nothing, her boyfriend, Tony Shepherd, joins forces with the wise-ass troublemaker, Charlie Wolfe, to find out what happened.  Continue reading