Young Adult

B+
Beaner O'Brian's Absolutely Ginormous Guidebook to Guys

Okay, so what's the worst thing that could come along to ruin your summer vacation? Duh, homework - a school project on the opposite sex, no less, which is a serious problem if (a) you have no boyfriend, and (b) your chances of getting one before school starts, even if only for research purposes, ar ...

B-
Boy Down Under

I didn’t know what exactly to expect from Boy Down Under, but I’m sure it’s not what it turned out to be – a quirky, mysterious paranormal romance between the new kid in town and a boy who can whisk her away for rendezvous in places unknown. Rowena “Ro” Maven has just moved ...

B
Super What?

Jessie Drummond is a totally normal fifteen year old girl; her little sister pesters her, her mom makes her trade cute outfits for boring ones, her hair goes haywire at the worst times, and she might need to repeat Algebra I. Oh yeah, and she doesn't have any trace of superpowers, making her the onl ...

A
Sloppy Firsts/Second Helpings

In a convoluted series of word-of-mouth recommendations, a friend of my sister’s suggested that since she’d enjoyed Sarah Dessen’s latest (The Truth About Forever) she might like Megan McCafferty’s books. My sister picked up the first book in this series, Sloppy Firsts, plowed through it in ...

C+
Chloe, Queen of Denial

Chloe, Queen of Denial is a Young Adult Romance written for Dorchester's Smooch line. This is the first book I've tried from this line, but I've seen several in passing. They all have hip, appealing titles, and many involve foreign travel. I think the line as a whole is a good idea, and I'm glad Dor ...

B-
The Real Deal: Unscripted

What could be better than getting everything you want in life? Claire is thrilled when everything she ever wanted is handed to her on a silver platter. But Claire quickly realizes nothing in life is that easy, and everything comes at a cost. In her case, the cost is the complete loss of privacy. The ...

B-
What's French for "EW!"?

What's French For "Ew!"? is the third book revolving around Emily, a young teen forced to move with her parents to Britain. This young adult book written by Katie Maxwell (also known as Katie MacAlister) is a silly and amusing story that might annoy adults, but will most likely be great fun for teen ...

A-
The Truth About Forever

After reading a Sarah Dessen book, I always feel like I need to sit back and think about my own life and I how I can appreciate it more. Her writing makes me thoughtful. The Truth about Forever provoked the same reaction, and, as a bonus, it's her most romantic book yet. Several years previously ...

D
Putting Boys on the Ledge

It's hard to know what to say about a book that's only 170 pages long. There's not much room for character development and only minimal plotting - which effectively describes Putting Boys On The Ledge. With its "After School Special" feel, and its unconvincingly teenaged narrative voice, the book ...

B-
They Wear What Under Their Kilts?

The cover of They Wear What Under Their Kilts? has to be one of the cutest I¹ve ever seen. Better yet, its perfectly manicured hand mischievously lifting up the edge of a male's kilt fits the light-hearted, outrageous tone of the story. Emily is the teen narrator and her story is told entirel ...