REVIEW: The Secret Me Book by Rachel Kempster and Meg Leder

Stars: Sourcebooks (2012)Teen Nonfiction Summary:  You know those all those secret thoughts you keep hidden away deep inside? Well it’s time to let them out. The Secret Me Book is a fun and insightful journal written by people who have actually been in your shoes, people who get it. I wrote in a lot of… Read More »

Seeing Red: The True Story of Blood by Tanya Lloyd Kyi

Stars: ★★★★☆ Annick Press (2012)Teen Nonfiction Summary: Around the world, blood has always been a symbol of both life and death: blood rites, blood oaths, and blood-soaked legends. Today, we have scientific facts about blood types, transfusions, blood-borne illnesses, and crime-scene blood spatter. Yet the fluid still holds mystery. Open this book to learn about… Read More »

Everything Sucks: Losing My Mind and Finding Myself in a High School Quest for Cool by Hannah Friedman

Stars: ***** HCI Teens (2009) Teen Nonfiction (Memoir) 264 pages Summary: Hannah Friedman’s life sucks. So she sets out to change it. After a strange early and middle childhood she enters one of the country’s most prestigious boarding schools on scholarship and transforms herself into everything she is not: cool. By senior year, she has… Read More »

Straight Talk for Teenage Girls by Annette Fuson

Stars: **** Author House (2008) Teen Nonfiction 125 Pages Summary: Straight Talk for Teenage Girls is information to help teen girls make better choices about life situations so they will grow to adulthood successfully. Topics include: self-esteem, dealing with emotions, making decisions, friendships with girls/boys, getting out of bad situations, handling mistakes and reaching goals.… Read More »