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Review: Sophia’s Storm by Cara Skinner

The past meets the present in Sophia’s Storm, a gripping historical novel written for young adults by Cara Skinner. It’s fourth of July week during the summer of 79. Sixteen-year-old Sophie Reiter and her extended family have assembled at her grandparents’ Galveston beach house for their annual week-long get together, but this year’s gathering is [...]

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Review: Dakota Son by Mary Ramsey

Unshakable faith and determination are sometimes more powerful than any drug - such is the message in Dakota Son, an inspiring work of young adult fiction by Mary Ramsey. Fifteen-year-old Sean Foster’s gymnastic career is sidelined by a severe infection induced by his cystic fibrosis, which lands him in the hospital. At his side are [...]

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The Beginner’s Guide to Winning an Election by Michael R. French

The Beginner's Guide to Winning an Election by Michael R. French is a biting and prescient YA satire about big money influencing a local high school election. It's 2025 at a typical American high school, Hawthorn High, 120 miles from Bloomington, Indiana. Senior “Science Brain” Britain Kitridge signs up to volunteer for a fellow student's [...]

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