NetGalley Reviews, Romance, YA Fiction

Saving It by Monica Murphy

Grades 9-12 

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Eden Sumner and Josh Evans have been best friends since forever, so when Josh asks Eden to help him lose his virginity, Eden flips out. Josh wants her to sleep with him? She wants to help her friend, but is she willing to go that far? She’s never thought of Josh that way, and is taken aback by his request. However, she is relieved to find out that Josh doesn’t want to sleep with her, he wants he to help him find a girl to lose his virginity to. Phew! Now she’s on a mission to make that happen. She just has to keep her new found feelings for Josh at bay and everything will be okay. Right?

Thanks to Netgalley for a review copy of this book.

Memoirs, YA Fiction

Shaken: Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life’s Storms by Tim Tebow

Grades 9-12

shaken

Tim Tebow started out as a college football champion and went on to be drafted to play professionally for the Denver Broncos, New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles. Among all of this success, however, are trials and failures, neither of which define him. In this memoir for young people, Tebow proclaims his love for God and the faith that he has within himself to live through both the positives and negatives that life has to offer.

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

Romance, Series, YA Fiction

Finding Perfect by Kendra C. Highley

Grades 9-12

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Paige Westfield has just gotten a D on her calc test, and is desperate to raise her grade. It seems the only option is for her to contract Ben Franklin to be her tutor. And yes, he’s related to THE Ben Franklin. Paige knows Ben is trouble, but she’s willing to help him get his act together if he helps her. It’s the perfect arrangement – or is it? Read Finding Perfect to find out!

Romance, YA Fiction

Words on Bathroom Walls by Julia Walton

Grades 9-12

words on bathroom walls

Adam has lots of people in his life: Rebecca, a beautiful girl who understands him; the Mob Boss, who harasses him; and Jason, the naked guy who’s unfailingly polite. The only problem is, they’re not real. They’re all in his head, and he has schizophrenia. There’s hope, though, because he’s just started a new school, and a drug trial that will help him get a hold on things. At his new school, he meets Maya, and wants desperately to be the guy she thinks he is. But when the drug trial begins to fail, he struggles to keep her from finding out his biggest secret.