It Started With a Dare by Lindsay Faith Rech


REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Addition: Review e-book from NetGalley Genre: Young adult chick-lit Rating: 3 out of 5 Synopsis: Self-proclaimed nobody CG Silverman sees her move to an upscale new school as her chance to be somebody different. Her devil-may-care attitude attracts the in-clique, and before CG realizes it, a routine game of truth or dare […]

This Girl is Different by J.J. Johnson


Addition: Review e-book from NetGalley Genre: Young adult, chick-lit Rating: 4/5 Synopsis: This girl is different… That’s what Evie has always told herself—and it’s true. Home-schooled by her counter culture mom, she’s decided to see what high school is like for the first time—for her senior year. And what a year it is. As it […]

The Crepe Makers’ Bond by Julie Crabtree


Addition: Review e-book Genre: Young adult Rating: 4/5 Synopsis: Ariel is the head chef in her family kitchen. Cucumber salads, fettuccine carbonara, fish tacos, and peanut butter pie are just a few of the dishes she crafts when she’s feeling frustrated by the world. And it’s turning into a frustrating year. Ariel, Nicki, and Mattie […]

Descending by Catherine Chisnell


Addition: Review e-book Rating: 2/5 Synopsis: Emily is a lonely, disillusioned, teaching assistant at a college of Further Education. Jamie is a neglected, unpredictable student. Trapped together in a falling lift, wherever will this lead? Told from Emily’s point of view, this story explores the ambiguity of relationships between staff and students, and reflects on […]

The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger


Synopsis: The Catcher in Rye is the ultimate novel for disaffected youth, but it’s relevant to all ages. The story is told by Holden Caulfield, a seventeen- year-old dropout who has just been kicked out of his fourth school. Throughout, Holden dissects the ‘phony’ aspects of society, and the ‘phonies’ themselves: the headmaster whose affability […]