Category Archives: contemporary

Review: When Dimple met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

About the book: A laugh-out-loud, heartfelt YA romantic comedy, told in alternating perspectives, about two Indian-American teens whose parents have arranged for them to be married. Dimple Shah has it all figured out. With graduation behind her, she’s more than … Continue reading

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Book Blitz: Ninja Girl by Cookie O’Gorman

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REVIEW Release by Patrick Ness

“For me, Release doesn’t hit that high Patrick Ness mark” There are two stories in Patrick Ness’s new book, Release. There’s the story of one terrible day in Adam Thorn’s life when all the relationships in his life suddenly distort … Continue reading

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Reviews: Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon

A high-octane, emotional read I’ve had this book for a while but put off reading it because I feared it might be too angsty for me. The premise of extremely ill girl and boy from violent/unhappy family didn’t sound like … Continue reading

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Review: WHAT’S A GIRL GOTTA DO by Holly Bourne

Occasionally flawed, but overall an engrossing page-turner ‘What’s A Girl Gotta Do?’ is a very enjoyable read, as you would expect from Holly Bourne. It works on two levels, both as a story of teenage friendship, preoccupation and romance; and … Continue reading

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Review: Adorkable by Cookie O’Gorman

About the book: Adorkable (ah-dor-kuh-bul): Descriptive term meaning to be equal parts dorky and adorable. For reference, see Sally Spitz. Seventeen-year-old Sally Spitz is done with dating. Or at least, she’s done with the horrible blind dates/hookups/sneak attacks her matchmaking … Continue reading

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Review: New Kid in Town by Jacky Gray

About the book: Liv, Jude and Kat are greater than the sum of their parts. Separately they are Brainy, Sporty and Arty. Together they are invincible. Until Drop-Dead-Gorgeous Ray wheels up. The intravenous chocolate, hatred of sports and loss of … Continue reading

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