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Teen Book Review: The Ivies

January 22, 2024|Comments Off on Teen Book Review: The Ivies

The Ivies, a group of five girls at Claflin Academy, are determined to get accepted into the Ivy League universities. As their aspirations rise, the girls are willing to take drastic measures to receive admission,

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Teen Book Review: As Long as the Lemon Trees Grow

January 17, 2024|Comments Off on Teen Book Review: As Long as the Lemon Trees Grow

Salama Kassab had her entire life planned out– get perfect grades, go to university, become a successful pharmacist, fall in love, and live happily ever after. Until years of political tension turned into full-scale war– destroying everything she held close to her heart. Set in 2011 war-torn Syria, Salama lives everyday with grief and heartbreak.

Teen Book Review: Project Hail Mary

January 8, 2024|Comments Off on Teen Book Review: Project Hail Mary

Dr. Ryland Grace wakes up without his memory in a place that he quickly realizes is either a spaceship or another planet. One of the first memories he gets back is one where he learns that the Sun is dying, and all the scientists have no idea why.

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Teen Book Review: Dry

January 4, 2024|Comments Off on Teen Book Review: Dry

The water has gone dry.  Southern California, after losing access to their main water source, has fallen under an extreme drought. In Dry, by Neal and Jarrod Shusterman, we get to observe the slow destruction of society after a basic resource is removed from the world.

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