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I’m still reading quite a bit for Cybils, as you can see from the books that made their way to me this week.
Red by Alison Cherry – A girl wants to win The Miss Scarlet competition, but alas, her crimson locks are fake!
Rumor Central by ReShonda Tate Billingsley – A girl with a hot new gossip show will do anything to keep the buzz coming, including selling out her friends.
The Girl of His Dreams by Amir Abrams – The school heartthrob falls for the unattainable girl.
The Silent Summer of Kyle McGinley by Jan Andrews – A foster kid stops speaking and tries to heal one summer.
The War within These Walls by Aline Sax, illustrated by Caryl Strzelecki – A graphic novel about the Warsaw ghetto uprising.
Eggplant Alley by David Cataneo – 13-year-old Nicky’s adventures growing up in The Bronx in 1970.
September 17 by Amanda West Lewis – Historical fiction story about the 1940 sinking of the 1940 City of Benares, and three of the survivors.
Second Impact by David Klass, Perri Klass – The story of a football player with a head injury, told through dual perspective blog posts.
In the Band by Jean Haus – I already reviewed this one about a girl who joins a college rock band.
The Caged Graves by Dianne K. Salerni – Historical fiction about arranged marriage, witchcraft, and buried treasure.
Nix Minus One by Jill MacLean – Verse novel set in Newfoundland about an introverted boy, family drama, woodworking, and saving a dog.
The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba’s Greatest Abolitionist by Margarita Engle – Verse novel set in Cuba about a girl who loves stories, though girls in Cuba are not allowed an education.
Netgalley/Edelweiss digital review books:
The Chance You Won’t Return by Annie Cardi – A girl’s mom thinks she’s Amelia Earhart and is getting ready to fly.
Subway Love by Nora Raleigh Baskin – A time travel love story about finding your soul mate on the subway.
(Don’t You) Forget About Me by Kate Karyus Quinn – This is about the idyllic town of Gardnerville. It’s not so perfect though, because every four years a paranormal curse infects teens with deadly urges.
After The End by Amy Plum – World War III has ravaged the earth, and a few survivors escape to the Alaskan wilderness.
Fan Art by Sarah Tregay – A guy with a secret (he’s gay) falls for his best friend.
Guy in Real Life by Steve Brezenoff – Two teens bond over their mutual love of RPG.
Going Over by Beth Kephart – Set in the 1980s, star-crossed lovers live on opposite sides of the Berlin Wall.
Have a good week and happy reading!