Contemporary

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

Turtles All the Way Down

It all begins with a fugitive billionaire and the promise of a cash reward. Turtles All the Way Down is about lifelong friendship, the intimacy of an unexpected reunion, Star Wars fan fiction, an...

All the Dirty Parts

Cole is a boy in high school. He runs cross country, he sketches in a sketchbook, he jokes around with friends. But none of this quite matters, next to the allure of sex. "Let me put it this way," he ...

The Sun is Also a Star Spoilers

Nicola Yoon somehow makes love at first sight believable and heartbreakingly lovely. This intersectional novel knocks it out of the park and is a must read.

8 Great

The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett

A teenage misfit named Hawthorn Creely inserts herself in the investigation of missing person Lizzie Lovett, who disappeared mysteriously while camping with her boyfriend. Hawthorn doesn't mean to int...

7.4 Good

The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett Spoilers

Chelsey and Alexandra go into more details about The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett. The werewolves... they're just a metaphor... maaaaaaan

7.4 Good

The Sun is Also A Star

Natasha: I’m a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. I’m definitely not the kind of girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded New York City s...

8 Great

Spontaneous

Mara Carlyle’s senior year is going as normally as could be expected, until—wa-bam!—fellow senior Katelyn Ogden explodes during third period pre-calc. Katelyn is the first, but she won’t be the l...

7.6 Good
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