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YA Book Reviews

                Looking for a new book?

Check out these YA Book reviews written by

             our very own teen patrons! 

Teen Volunteers can earn community service hours by writing book reviews for this page. Please visit the Library or email to learn more about this opportunity.

       (Click on book cover to read review)


Enola Holmes: The Case of the Missing Marquess
by Nancy Springer

“I think that all can relate to that wanting of being independent and free of society’s pressures.”

Never Look Back
by Lilliam Rivera

“Not only was the plot incredible, but also the way that the author wrote the book was amazing.”


A Very Large Expanse of Sea

by Tahereh Mafi

“Overall, it is a fantastic book about breaking down boundaries and loving who you are despite your nationality or cultural barriers.”

We Were Liars

by E. Lockart

“It is a beautiful mystery about figuring out the past to move forward with the future.”


Clap When You Land

by Elizabeth Acevedo 

“This was a fantastic story of loss and making the best out of difficult situations.”