Insta Review: The Only Road, by Alexandra Diaz

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it!  View this post on Instagram Not a light breezy beach read, but worth it. The Only Road tells the dark and intense journey of Jaime and his cousin Angela as they attempt to leave their home in Guatemala to resettle […]

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Insta Review: Orphan Island, by Laurel Snyder

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it! View this post on Instagram If you loved the broken utopia of The Giver and the mysterious setting of The Maze Runner, then add Orphan Island to your reading list. Each year, a little green boat floats to Orphan Island […]

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Insta Review: Ugly, by Robert Hoge

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it!   View this post on Instagram This book was recommended to me by another librarian as a chapter book to increase empathy and kindness in students. Praised as a “non-fiction Wonder” (referring to RJ Palaccio’s life-altering novel, Wonder), Ugly is […]

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Insta Review: The Selection, by Keira Cass

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it! View this post on Instagram I promised to read this one after being prompted approximately 46 million times by my favorite middle schoolers. They pitched it as The Hunger Games meets The Bachelor – AND THEY WERE SO RIGHT. The […]

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Insta Review: Rules, by Cynthia Lord

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it!   View this post on Instagram David is the center of Catherine’s universe. She loves her little brother, but she also hates him: his autism makes everything more difficult. Her parents’ relationship, their schedule, their home life… it seems like […]

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Insta review: The Sun is Also a Star, by Nicola Yoon

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it! View this post on Instagram Nicola Yoon has an undeniable talent for writing about the addictive first stages of love. In The Sun is Also A Star, as in her other novel, Everything Everything, she describes falling in love with […]

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Insta Review: The Sky is Everywhere, by Jandy Nelson

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it! View this post on Instagram If you ever forget how messy and complicated humans are, just check in with author Jandy Nelson; she’s got you covered. We meet Lennon (Lennie) one month after the sudden death of her sister, Bailey. […]

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Insta Review: Peter and the Starcatchers, by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it! View this post on Instagram Ever wondered how Peter Pan became Peter Pan? How can he fly? How he got to Never Land? Who were the Lost Boys before they were lost? I hadn’t either, but now that I’ve finished […]

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Insta Review: This is What I Did, by Ann Dee Ellis

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it!  View this post on Instagram Fans of cult classic The Perks of Being a Wallflower will love Ann Dee Ellis’ This is What I Did. The similarity between the two novels runs deep – the innocence and social ignorance of […]

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Insta Review: Blackbird Fly by Erin Entrada Kelly

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it! View this post on Instagram We’ve all dreamt about it – picking up an instrument and magically just knowing what to do, everyone around us exclaiming “She’s a prodigy!” Apple has the same dream as she scrimps, saves, and begs […]

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