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For the greater part of the school year, DBRLTeen has focused on providing blog readers with our personal reviews of this year’s Gateway and Truman Award nominees. Last night, this year’s winners were announced at the Missouri Association for School … Continue reading
Throughout the school year, DBRLTeen has been highlighting those books nominated for the Gateway and Truman Readers Awards. The Gateway Readers Award honors a young adult book as selected by Missouri high school students, while the Truman Readers Award is … Continue reading
If I Grow Up by Todd Strasser When DeShawn and his friends talk about the future they don’t say, “when I grow up,” they say, “if I grow up.” For them, the possibility of prison or an early death is very … Continue reading
If I Stay by Gayle Forman Life or Death? These are Mia’s choices. She is outside her body watching what goes on around her. Her parents have been killed in a car accident and she is in a coma. Should … Continue reading
Flash Burnout by L. K. Madigan Blake is your average teenager. He has a girlfriend named Shannon who he hangs out with after school, he takes photography, and he bums rides off his older brother and parents. As his relationship … Continue reading
The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams Why I Checked It Out: Because I am trying to read something other than dystopian fiction. Why I Liked It: You are engulfed from the first page in deft storytelling. I read this … Continue reading
After by Amy Efaw What could possibly drive a person to abandon a newborn baby in the trash? After by Amy Efaw is the story of 15-year-old Devon Davenport, soccer star, straight-A student and now, attempted murderer. As Devon meets with … Continue reading
Hate List by Jennifer Brown Valerie Leftman’s boyfriend, Nick, opened fire on their school cafeteria. Valerie is implicated in the shooting because Nick picked his targets based on a hate list of people they created together. Returning from summer break, … Continue reading
Hold Still by Nina LaCour Caitlin is just trying to navigate the life of a teenage girl and all that it entails: school, friendships, family; change, love, loss; grief, joy, identity. When her best friend, Ingrid, commits suicide, Caitlin is … Continue reading