Sugar by Deirdre Riordan Hall

4/5 stars. Young Adult, Contemporary, Bullying, Audiobook. Sugar likes sweets and that is where her nickname comes from. She enjoys the rush from the sugar and used eating to cope, to fill some void inside of her that isn't hunger, but something else. With her diabetic mother trapped in bed because she is too heavy … Continue reading Sugar by Deirdre Riordan Hall

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Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

4/5 stars. Contemporary, Young Adult, Mental Health. Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of the fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there's a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at the stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell … Continue reading Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

Once and for All by Sarah Dessen

Louna knows a lot about weddings - but not so much about love. After many summers working at her mother's wedding planning business, Louna has seen every sort of wedding, from informal on the beach to elegant in historic mansions. She's handled all kinds of crises: AWOL brides, scene-stealing bridesmaids, controlling grooms. And she's seen … Continue reading Once and for All by Sarah Dessen

Genius (#2): The Con by Leopoldo Gout

Three teen geniuses from diverse backgrounds must work together to stop a vicious warlord, protect their families, and save the world in this fast-paced sequel to Genius: The Game. ON THE RUN! Tunde: This fourteen-year-old self-taught engineering genius from Nigeria is in a race against time to save his village from a ruthless warlord. Painted Wolf: This mysterious … Continue reading Genius (#2): The Con by Leopoldo Gout

Graduation Day (The Testing #3) by Joelle Charbonneau

With the United Commonwealth teetering on the brink of all-out civil-war, this is the moment to lead that gifted student and Testing survivor Cia Vale has trained for. Having discovered the brutal truth behind The Testing, she has vowed to end it once and for all. As Cia plunges through layers of deception and danger, … Continue reading Graduation Day (The Testing #3) by Joelle Charbonneau

Independent Study (The Testing #2) by Joelle Charbonneau

With her brutal Testing experience forgotten thanks to a government-issued memory wipe, seventeen-year-old Cia Vale is eager to begin her studies at the Commonwealth's elite University, as is Tomas, the boy she loves. Their bright futures are threatened by the past, however, when violent nightmares that feel more like memories force Cia to question reality … Continue reading Independent Study (The Testing #2) by Joelle Charbonneau

The Testing (#1) by Joelle Charbonneau

The United Commonwealth reviews the achievements of yearly graduates in all of its eighteen colonies. Top students are brought to Tosu City for testing to attend the University and become future leaders of the Commonwealth. Question One: What makes an ideal testing candidate? Cia vale, of the Five Lakes Colony, is an exemplar of the … Continue reading The Testing (#1) by Joelle Charbonneau