Tag Archives: High School Audience

History is All You Left Me

Silvera, Adam. History is All You Left Me. New York: Soho Teen, 2017. Griffin and Theo grew up together and were each other’s first kiss, first love, first everything. When Theo goes to college across the country, they decide to … Continue reading

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The Abyss Surrounds Us

Skrutskie, Emily. The Abyss Surrounds Us. Woodbury, MN: Flux, 2016. In a bizarre and dangerous future, the world has been carved up into new states and pirates roam the seas. Gigantic genetically-engineered sea monsters are raised to bond with ships … Continue reading

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Girl Mans Up

Girard, M-E. Girl Mans Up. New York: HarperTeen, 2016. Pen is a sixteen-year old girl who eschews girly stuff and would rather dress in guy’s clothes. Growing up in Ontario, a child of Portuguese immigrants, she moves between two worlds—gaming … Continue reading

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The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue

Lee, Mackenzi. The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue. New York: Katherine Tegen Books, 2017. Henry “Monty” Montague is a true hedonist—he loves gambling, smoking, and drinking, and regularly wakes up in the beds of random men and women. He’s … Continue reading

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About a Girl

McCarry, Sarah. About a Girl. New York: St. Martin’s Griffin, 2015. Tally is a multiracial girl who wants to be an astronomer. She is extremely gifted and has excelled in school. She has three adoptive parents who dote on her … Continue reading

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Stranger

Brown, Rachel Manija, and Sherwood Smith. Stranger. New York: Viking, 2014. Stranger is genre-crossing, told from five separate points of view, and written in collaboration by two writers, but there’s nothing rambling or uneven about it. In fact, the excellent … Continue reading

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Two Boys Kissing

Levithan, David. 2013. Two Boys Kissing. New York: Alfred A Knopf. In this YA novel by the prolific David Levithan, we follow three couples and one individual through a few days of their lives. Peter and Neil have been dating … Continue reading

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