A book review by Faith Thompson
Tab, Em, and Bridge have been best friends since fourth grade. Now they’re in middle school, and things are starting to change.
For one thing, Patrick is interested in Em — and he wants a picture from her. And Bridge has met Sherm and is having friend dates for cinnamon toast at the local diner. An anonymous teenager is struggling with the fact that she betrayed her best friend to get in with the popular girl on Valentine’s Day. Through it all, Bridge, Em, and Tab stick to their best friendship, which has only one rule: No fighting. Can it get them through this craziness?
Find in it APL TEEN New Books YA FIC Stead, R.
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A book review by Madeline Soucie
Sixteen year old Dan Crawford is going to a summer program for gifted students at New Hampshire College Prep. Here Dan doesn’t have to worry about standing out and can show his weird fascination with history and psychology without being thought weird.
When Dan arrives he finds that the normal dorms are closed and students are being housed in Brookline- a former psychiatric hospital bought by the school. As Dan and his two new friends Jordan and Abby explore the dorm they find hidden secrets connecting them to the dorm and uncover that Brookline wasn’t any ordinary psych ward.
Including creepy and odd pictures this book is about three friends discovering the dark past of an asylum. So if you want a horror that’s not too scary but different, try Asylum and its sequel Sanctum.
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A book review by Faith Thompson
Carley’s life is a mess. Her stepdad Dennis attacked her and her mom, landing them in the hospital and him in jail. Now, while her mom is recovering, she has to go into foster care. Her family: a kind couple and their three boys, named the Murphys. Julie Murphy is determined to help Carley’s heart heal, the boys are working their way into her affection, and she has found a new best friend: Toni. Just when everything is finally starting to get better, Carley’s mom sends her some news: news that might just destroy everything.
Find it in APL TEEN Fiction YA FIC Hunt, L.
Ryan Dean’s coach wants him to take over the rugby team. His roommate is twelve and has a crush on his girlfriend. His art isn’t doing what it used to for him. And his best friend’s brother has reappeared. What’s going on? This book is a sequel to Winger, and a very honest look at recovering from loss.
Clair Taylor’s neighbors have chained a dog up in their yard and she can’t just ignore it. Wally isn’t trash, and she forms an unlikely bond with him. What she feels for Wally catches her by surprise, as does Danny Stewart, who — like her — believes that every living being should have a chance at happiness.