Tag: Contemporary


Review: Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke

Review: Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke

Every story needs a hero. Every story needs a villain. Every story needs a secret. Wink is the odd, mysterious neighbor girl, wild red hair and freckles. Poppy is the blond bully and the beautiful, manipulative high school queen bee. Midnight is the sweet, uncertain boy caught between them. Wink. Poppy. Midnight. Two girls. One boy. Three voices that burst onto the page in short, sharp, bewitching chapters, and spiral swiftly and inexorably toward something terrible or tricky or tremendous. What really happened? Someone knows. Someone is lying. (Synopsis...


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Review: The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

Review: The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

For most teenagers, the end of high school is an exciting time that marks the chance at a fresh start. Not for Dill. He can’t help but to feel like it’s the beginning of the end of everything good. His whole life he has lived in the shadow of his father who is known as a snake wielding, Pentecostal minister, with a reputation that is far from noble. The kids at school use this as fuel to bully Dill and at home he’s left to face the consequences of...


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Review: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Review: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Sixteen year old, high school junior Simon, is gay but he’s not officially out yet. Though the moment might come sooner than expected after his personal emails fall into the wrong hands. If Simon doesn’t help Martin win over his friend Abby, then his sexual orientation will become common knowledge. Worse yet the privacy of Blue, the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised. High school is complicated enough without the added stresses of blackmail. On top of everything, Simon’s once tight knit group of friends has seemingly hit...


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