Reviews by Tag: female friendship

Teen Review
The Edge of Anything by Nora Shalaway Carpenter

The Edge of Anything

By Nora Shalaway Carpenter
4
Rated by
Jillian K.
Mar 30, 2022

The Edge of Anything is a story of girls that the outside viewer would see as polar opposites. Sage is the star volleyball player of her high school’s varsity team, and is hoping to be chosen by a college scout to get a full ride to play in college. Len is a quiet photographer, often made fun of by the athletic kids for her quirks and odd behaviors that no one understands. What no one knows is that they both have struggles going on in their lives that are hidden from public view, and even from their families.

Teen Review
Midnight at the Electric by Jodi Lynn Anderson

Midnight at the Electric

By Jodi Lynn Anderson
5
Rated by
Emily N.
Mar 30, 2022

Midnight at the Electric is a sci-fi/historical fiction novel that tells 3 stories of 3 young women, Adri, Catherine, and Lenore, facing difficult times in their lives as they learn about the values of friends, family, and love. One takes place in Kansas in 2065, one in Oklahoma during the Dust Bowl, and one in post-World War I England. These stories are all beautifully interweaved, but we do not learn how until the end of the book.

Teen Review
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

A Thousand Splendid Suns

By Khaled Hosseini
5
Rated by
Rhea S.
Mar 12, 2022

Khaled Hosseini's historical fiction novel A Thousand Splendid Suns tells the story of two Afghan women, belonging to different generations, from the early 1960s through the early 2000s. Both women are born in different circumstances as Mariam is the illegitimate daughter of a rich man and Laila is the daughter of a teacher. Mariam is forced to marry a shoemaker from Kabul when she is fifteen and Laila's life is turned upside down when her parents are killed.

Teen Review
Squad by Maggie Tokuda-Hall

Squad

By Maggie Tokuda-Hall
4
Rated by
Sophie G.
Feb 7, 2022

Squad is about Becca, a new student at Piedmont High who’s always been a weirdo. However, after she gets invited into the biggest clique at school, she gets everything she wants. Becca has new friends, new clothes, and a new start. There’s only one problem: they’re all werewolves, who prey on predatory boys. And when she’s let into the pack, and a boy dies, things get complicated.

Teen Review
Like Other Girls by Britta Lundin

Like Other Girls

By Britta Lundin
4
Rated by
Neha K.
Nov 29, 2021

Like Other Girls is a realistic fiction book by Britta Lundin. After being kicked out of her school’s basketball team for being aggressive, Mara has to prove to her coach that she can get along with other people. To everyone's surprise, Mara decides to take up football. This causes a spark between her female classmates, and they too join the football team. What's even worse is that one of the girls is her rival, while another her crush.

Teen Review
The Falling Girls by Hayley Krischer

The Falling Girls

By Hayley Krischer
4
Rated by
Marium K.
Nov 3, 2021

Shade and Jadis were inseparable best friends that shared everything. When Shade joins cheerleading without telling Jadis, Jadis feels betrayed. Shade loves being around the cheerleaders and enjoys the thought of becoming a cheerleader. Jadis doesn’t want to lose her best friend, so, she is determined to win her back over at any cost. When one of the cheerleaders goes missing, Shade immediately suspects Jadis. Is Jadis the killer? Does Jadis win Shade back? Read more to find out!

Teen Review
Akata Warrior by Nnedi Okorafor

Akata Warrior

By Nnedi Okorafor
5
Rated by
Preya N.
Oct 21, 2021

A year and a half after the events of Akata Witch, Sunny is studying her magical powers in order to master the art of juju, Nigerian magic, with her mentor Sugar Cream, as well as attempting to decipher her confusing and dangerous Nsibidi book.

Teen Review
Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor

Akata Witch

By Nnedi Okorafor
5
Rated by
Preya N.
Oct 21, 2021

Have you ever wondered what your life would be like if magic was possible? Akata Witch tells the story of 12-year-old Sunny as she opens her eyes to a world of magic she didn’t even know existed. Previously, she had always been different from her peers and friends in one way or another, but soon after she discovers juju, Nigerian magic, she realizes that it is responsible for why she never fit in.

Teen Review
A Study in Charlotte by Brittnay Cavallaro

A Study in Charlotte

By Brittnay Cavallaro
4
Rated by
Anna M.
May 29, 2021

Jamie Watson and Charlotte Homes, the teenage descendants of Sherlock and John, get off to a rocky start when they first meet at boarding school. But when they’re both accused of the same crime, they must team up to investigate a murder, clear their names, and, perhaps, become friends.

Fans of mystery interspersed with humor will enjoy this book, the first installment of Brittany Cavallaro’s series. The central case takes time to develop, but the fast-paced story will keep readers on the edge of their seats.

Teen Review
The Degenerates by J. Albert Mann

The Degenerates

By J. Albert Mann
4
Rated by
Laura M.
May 21, 2021

This book is realistic fiction. The main characters of this book are Maxine, London, Alice, and Rose (Maxine’s sister). The main characters want to get out of the place they are trapped in (The Massachusetts School for the Feeble-Minded) because they are diagnosed as morons, imbeciles, and idiots because of something “bad” they did. Their parents dropped them off there because they didn’t want them, and the main characters know that they won’t come back. That is why they don’t see a reason to leave.  London tries to get out but she gets caught on a farm she ran to for food and water.

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