Merci Suarez Changes Gears*

Merci Suarez Changes Gears by Meg Medina Merci is a scholarship student at a private school in Florida which makes the ordinary challenges facing sixth graders more potent. Jealous girlfriends, changing boy-girl relationships, seemingly unjust social situations, and increasing responsibilities at home are just a few of the problems Merci encounters as she begins a …

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Gregor the Overlander

Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins Gregor is a teen living in New York who tumbles into an underground adventure by way of their apartment laundry room. Gregor and his two-year-old sister find themselves caught up in Underland prophesies. Their father's unexpected disappearance in the Overland may be the key to fulfilling destiny and getting …

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Hello Universe*

Hello Universe by Erin Estrada Kelly The individual paths of Virgil Salinas, Valencia Somerset, and Kaori Tanaka are united by fate or as Kaori would say, by the universe itself. Virgil ends up in an old well - thanks to a bully named Chet Bullens. But things end up better than he could've ever imagined. I …

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Little Fires Everywhere

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng My neice is an avid reader and suggested I read Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. So I did. I don't usually review books I would have reservations recommending. But this story deals with so many issues which are relevant to our young adult readers, I recommend it with …

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