A book review by Madeline Soucie
When they were little, Lexi and Ava made up a third twin -Alicia – to blame things on. Someone ate the last cookie or broke a vase? Alicia did it.
Now that they are seniors in high school the twins use Alicia to date boys they usually wouldn’t date and then break it off. It’s all fun and games and no one gets hurt.
That is until boys Alicia dates start showing up dead and Lexi wants Alicia gone. But evidence starts piling up and pointing towards Lexi. Now she must run and try to clear her name and figure out who did this. Figure out if her own twin is behind the murders or if Alicia is real….
Find it in APL TEEN Fiction YA FIC Omololu, C.
A book review by Faith Thompson
Sal’s mom left a year ago, and Sal is desperate to see her again and bring her back. Her grandparents decide to take her from Ohio to Idaho for a visit, and along the way, as entertainment, Sal decides to tell them the story of her past year with her friend Phoebe. Phoebe’s mom left, too, but much more mysteriously, and Phoebe is convinced that her mother has been kidnapped by her next door neighbor. Nothing is as it seems, whether it be why Phoebe’s mom is kissing a “lunatic” or even why Sal’s own mother left her. Sprinkled with just the right amount of humor, and a few blackberry kisses, this is a sweet story that I think people should read.
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The Boston girl : a novel / Anita Diamant. Addie Baum was born in 1900 to immigrant parents in Boston’s North End. Eighty five years later, she tells the story of her life to her granddaughter. Rich in women’s history and sensitively narrated by Linda Lavin.