Young Adult Literature/Middle Grade Literature Reviews


A Land of Permanent Goodbyes by Atia Abawi

The Closest I’ve Come by Fred Aceves

Down and Across by Arvin Ahmadi

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

A Taxonomy of Love by Rachael Allen

Whales on Stilts by M.T. Anderson

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

A Girl on the Shore by Inio Asano


Seeing Redd by Frank Beddor

The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor

Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place by Julie BerryScandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place by Julie Berry

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

Love in the Time of Global Warming by Francesca Lia Block

Saving Hamlet by Molly Booth

Beauty Queens by Libba Bray

To and Again/Freddy Goes to Florida by Walter R. Brooks

Hidden Roots by Joseph Bruchac

Watched by Marina Budhos

The Grave Keepers by Elizabeth Byrne


A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro

Rainbow Jordan by Alice Childress

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Ravenous by MarcyKate Connolly

I Am the Cheese by Robert Cormier

The Watsons Go to Birmingham–1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis


Warren 13: L’Oeil-qui-voit-tout/The All-Seeing Eye by Tania del Rio

A Curious Tale of the In-Between by Lauren DeStefano

Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline

The Girl Who Saw Lions by Berlie Doherty


Engelsfors #1: The Circle by Sara B. Elfgren and Mats Strandberg

Engelsfors #2: Fire by Sara B. Elfgren and Mats Strandberg

Who Let the Gods Out? by Maz Evans



This Tiny Perfect World by Lauren Gibaldi

Thisby Thestoop and the Black Mountain by Zac Gorman, illustrated by Sam Bosma

Butt Trilogy #1: The Day My Bum Went Psycho by Andy Griffiths


Section 13 #1: The Lost Property Office by James R. Hannibal

Section 13 #2: The Fourth Ruby by James R. Hannibal

Surrender by Sonya Hartnett



Truly Devious #1 by Maureen Johnson

Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat by Lynne Jonell, illustrated by Jonathan Bean

Eight Days on Planet Earth by Cat Jordan


The Gallery of Unfinished Girls by Lauren Karcz

Love and Other Train Wrecks by Leah Konen


The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

Dis-moi si tu souris/Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom


Reign of the Fallen (#1) by Sarah Glenn Marsh

Les Derniers jours de Rabbit Hayes/The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes by Anna McPartlin

The Whiz Mob and the Grenadine Kid by Colin Meloy, illustrated by Carson Ellis

Love Sugar Magic #1: A Dash of Magic by Anna Meriano

American Heart by Laura Moriarty

Monster by Walter Dean Myers


A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness





The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

America #1: The Life and Times of America Chavez by Gabby Rivera

Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone by Kat Rosenfield

Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan


Anna and the Swallow Man by Gavriel Savit

Oscar et la dame rose/Oscar and the Lady in Pink by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt

The Archived #1: The Archived by Victoria Schwab

Hear the Wolves by Victoria Scott

As You Wish by Chelsea Sedoti

The Marbury Lens by Andrew Smith

How to Say Goodbye in Robot by Natalie Standiford

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

Poison is not Polite by Robin Stevens

The Dangerous Art of Blending In by Angelo Surmelis


Skim by Mariko Tamaki, illustrated by Jillian Tamaki

This One Summer by Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Slasher Girls and Monster Boys by April Genevieve Tucholke

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain



Under the Feet of Jesus by Helena Maria Viramontes


Speed of Life by Carol Weston

Fast Talk on a Slow Track by Rita Williams-Garcia



The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon