Memoirs

Obsessed: A Memoir of My Life with OCD by Allison Britz

Grades 9 – 12

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Allison Britz’s life was just like that of any other teen in her town, until everything changes forever after she has a dream that convinces her she has brain cancer and that she has to do everything in her power to cure it. First she starts avoiding the cracks in the sidewalk and counting all of her steps loudly as she walks. Things quickly spin out of control until the once popular Allison finds herself an outcast. Her family realizes she needs help, and she starts to see a doctor to help her with controlling her OCD.

 

LGBTQIA, Middle Grade Fiction

Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World by Ashley Herring Blake

Grades 4 – 6

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Twelve-year-old Ivy Aberdeen loves drawing in her notebook, and it is a sort of diary for her. But when a tornado rips through her town and destroys her home, her notebook goes missing. Ivy is very upset that she lost her notebook with all her drawings in it, but more than that she is terrified that someone will find out her deepest secret.

Thanks to School Library Journal for a review copy of this book.

 

Romance, YA Fiction

Bookish Boyfriends: A Date With Darcy by Tiffany Schmidt

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Merrilee Campbell thinks boys are better in books. While she immerses herself in Pride and Prejudice and Romeo and Juliet, she transfers to Reignald R. Hero High, and all her fantasies come true. A great comparison between classic literature and real life, Bookish Boyfriends is a must read!

Thanks to Netgalley for a review copy of this book.

Adventure, Fantasy, Middle Grade Fiction

Bob by Wendy Mass & Rebecca Stead

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Livy and her family are visiting her grandmother in Australia for the first time in five years. It is then that she remembers something, or rather someone, that she left behind – her invisible friend, Bob. She may have forgotten him in the last five years, but he sure hasn’t forgotten her, or her request for him to wait for her in the closet for all this time. Reunited again, Livy and Bob start a journey together to find out Bob’s background and who he truly is.

Thanks to School Library Journal for a review copy of this book.

Middle Grade Fiction

Lions & Liars by Kate Beasley and Dan Santat

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Frederick Frederickson’s fifth grade year is off to a terrible start when he is sent to disciplinary camp for boys. At first, his troop mates terrify him. Each of them have nicknames, like Nosebleed, Specs, The Professor and Ant Bite. As time goes on, though, an unlikely friendship forms between them. It is a good thing, too, because a dangerous hurricane is coming and everyone must band together to survive it.

Thanks to School Library Journal for  review copy of this book.