Contemporary

Opposite of Always

Opposite of Always is unique take on the medical drama. Jack meets Kate at a party and their chemistry is undeniable. There is only one problem, within six months of meeting Kate she is going to die. ...

6.2 Fair

Opposite of Always

When Jack and Kate meet at a party, bonding until sunrise over their mutual love of Froot Loops and their favorite flicks, Jack knows he’s falling—hard. Soon she’s meeting his best friends, Jillian an...

6.2 Fair

On the Come Up

Angie Thomas has continued followed up a great story, The Hate U Give, with another great story, On the Come Up. Bri lives for rap; it's in her blood. If she could make a career out of rap, it would m...

9.8 Amazing

On the Come Up

Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Or at least make it out of her neighborhood one day. As the daughter of an underground rap legend who died before he hit big, ...

With the Fire on High

With her daughter to care for and her abuela to help support, high school senior Emoni Santiago has to make the tough decisions, and do what must be done. The one place she can let her responsibilitie...

With the Fire on High

If you like cute, easy-to-read contemporaries with a unique twist you are going to love With the Fire on High. Emoni isn’t sure what she wants to do with the rest of her life. She would love to go to ...

6.8 Fair

Scream All Night Spoilers

Alexandra and Chelsey go into more detail about Scream All Night, the weird screwball comedy about horror movies.

7.4 Good

Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree

A new pair of shoes, a university degree, a husband—these are the things that a girl dreams of in a Nigerian village. And with a government scholarship right around the corner, everyone—her mother, he...

8.2 Great

Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree Review

A new pair of shoes, a university degree, a husband—these are the things that a girl dreams of in a Nigerian village. And with a government scholarship right around the corner, everyone—her mother, he...

8.2 Great

Scream All Night

Why are all books about making movies kind of offbeat and quirky? Is this a thing? Chelsey and Alexandra talk about Scream All Night... because nothing can go wrong when you inherit a movie studio ri...

7.4 Good

Scream All Night

A darkly hilarious contemporary realistic young adult novel about growing up and finding your place in the world, perfect for fans of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl and Running With Scissors. Dar...

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

The Carls just appeared. Coming home from work at three a.m., twenty-three-year-old April May stumbles across a giant sculpture. Delighted by its appearance and craftsmanship--like a ten-foot-tall Tra...

The Female of the Species

A contemporary YA novel that examines rape culture through alternating perspectives. Alex Craft knows how to kill someone. And she doesn’t feel bad about it. Three years ago, when her older sist...

Turtles all the Way Down

Warning: this review may contain spoilers for Turtles all the Way Down, by John Green. Turtles all the Way Down showcases John Green’s talent for capturing the pain of human existence in whole new way...

7.4 Good

The Haters

From Jesse Andrews, author of the New York Times bestselling Me and Earl and the Dying Girl and screenwriter of the Sundance award–winning motion picture of the same name, comes a groundbreaking young...

7.4 Good

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