Tag Archives: realistic fiction

Favourite: Pack of Dorks by Beth Vrabel

I’m always looking for great middle-grade realistic fiction, and Beth Vrabel’s Pack of Dorks is a winner. The story starts with Lucy, the heroine, declaring, “This was the biggest recess of my life. Today, I would become–officially–the bravest, most daring, and by … Continue reading

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Book Review: Genie Wishes by Elisabeth Dahl

I grabbed Genie Wishes from the shelf the other day and flew through it. Genie is one of those wonderful characters that you just want to keep reading about. This is also Elisabeth Dahl’s first book, so I am ardently … Continue reading

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Quick Reviews: YA and Middle Grade Chapter Books

Every time I pick up a book these days, it’s been absolute gold. It is hard to choose from this crop of great chapter books and YA that I’ve read recently, so here are some quick reviews that I hope … Continue reading

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Hidden Gem: You Look Different in Real Life by Jennifer Castle

The premise of You Look Different in Real Life grabbed me immediately, in large part because of the fact that it reminded me of the Up series, blogged about here by Kayleigh. In Jennifer Castle’s novel, cameras follow five kids every five years as … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Lucy Variations by Sara Zarr

When Sara Zarr wrote How to Save a Life, I was hooked. I really liked the book, and wrote about for it our Online Teen Book Club. Once I read that one, I couldn’t stop, and so I read all of … Continue reading

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New Young Adult Fiction!

We have a fantastic new selection of YA fiction, whatever your tastes. Whether you like science fiction, realistic fiction, mystery, adventure, or fantasy (or something in between), we’ve got you covered! Check out what’s brand new here at the library: … Continue reading

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