YA Fiction

Rebel With a Cupcake by Anna Mainwaring

Grades 9 – 12

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Jess Jones is bold, single and overweight, and she doesn’t apologize for any of it. She is who she is, and is fine with the way things are. She begins to think differently, however, when Own Clothes Day happens at school. She is used to wearing a uniform every day, and now she feels pressured into wearing the perfect thing to school. To make things worse, she splits her leggings and someone calls her fat, which has never bothered her before that moment. It is then that she realizes that she may have been too comfortable with herself, and now she has to figure out what to do about it.

Thanks to Netgalley for a review copy of this book.


Books, Romance, YA Fiction

The Weekend Bucket List by Mia Kerick

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Cady LaBrie and Cooper Murphy are high school seniors and best friends who are the definition of what some would call “goody-two shoes.” They’ve always followed the rules and would prefer to stay in on a Friday night instead of looking for trouble. So, they decide to do all the things they’ve missed out on over the last four years and create a bucket list of things to complete in one weekend before they graduate. On top of it all, neither one has admitted that they have feelings for the other. Will it be the weekend of their lives or a complete disaster?

Thanks to Netgalley 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.

ARC 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.

ARC Reviews, Memoirs, YA Fiction

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

Grades 9-12


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.