Teen Librarian Toolbox
March 2, 2022 by Amanda MacGregor
Between Safe and Real wasn’t fun to write and it’s unlikely readers will think it’s fun to read, but I’m okay with that because I truly believe representation matters, even when it’s not fun.
May 10, 2021 by Amanda MacGregor
A devastatingly tragic and deeply immersive masterpiece.
January 19, 2021 by Amanda MacGregor
Whew. Brace yourselves for a powerful, painful story of choices and survival in this strong addition to the Graceling Realm.
October 15, 2020 by Amanda MacGregor
This is one of those great books that manages to be both devastatingly sad and hopeful. Mia is a fierce character who works hard to keep her walls built up around her, but experiences real, believable growth over the course of the story.
May 8, 2018 by Amanda MacGregor
Publisher’s description Luke and Toby have always had each other’s backs. But then one choice—or maybe it is a series of choices—sets them down an irrevocable path. We’ll Fly Away weaves together Luke and Toby’s senior year of high school with letters Luke writes to Toby later—from death row. This thought-provoking novel is an exploration of friendship, […]
January 30, 2018 by Amanda MacGregor
Publisher’s description A raw, powerful, but ultimately uplifting debut novel perfect for fans of Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe from debut author Angelo Surmelis. Seventeen-year-old Evan Panos doesn’t know where he fits in. His strict immigrant Greek mother refuses to see him as anything but a disappointment. His quiet, workaholic father is a […]
November 7, 2017 by Amanda MacGregor
Publisher’s description The Closest I’ve Come is a must-read from talented first-time author Fred Aceves, in the tradition of Walter Dean Myers. Marcos Rivas yearns for love, a working cell phone, and maybe a pair of sneakers that aren’t falling apart. But more than anything, Marcos wants to get out of Maesta, his hood, away from his […]
September 1, 2016 by Amanda MacGregor
Publisher’s description Ben Wireman is partially deaf and completely insecure. The only two things that make him feel normal are being a soccer goalie and hanging out with his best friend, Tyler Nuson. Tyler is the golden boy, worshiped by girls and guys alike, and he no longer seems interested in Ben. Without Tyler, Ben […]
August 23, 2016 by Amanda MacGregor
Publisher’s description Charlotte Davis is in pieces. At seventeen she’s already lost more than most people do in a lifetime. But she’s learned how to forget. The broken glass washes away the sorrow until there is nothing but calm. You don’t have to think about your father and the river. Your best friend, who is […]
March 1, 2016 by Amanda MacGregor
Come back later today for a guest post from S.M. Parker, author of The Girl Who Fell. Publisher’s description In this gripping debut novel, high school senior Zephyr Doyle is swept off her feet—and into an intense and volatile relationship—by the new boy in school. His obsession. Her fall. Zephyr Doyle is focused. Focused […]
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