Birthday [Meredith Russo]

Birthday by Meredith Russo was a rough read at times, though it was brilliant all the way through. Following two characters who share the same birthday, Eric and Morgan who have become best friends by the circumstance of their parents having met when they were both born, Birthday revisits them once a year on that same…

My Best Friend Runs Venus [Katrina S. Forest]

My Best Friend Runs Venus by Katrina S. Forest was...okay. And frankly, that's really just the best way to put it. This book had a rather fascinating premise, that of a somewhat matrix-like world where all of humanity is now living in little pods and controlling robotic bodies across space. Adults, unfortunately, struggle to remain…

Life As We Knew It [Susan Beth Pfeffer]

When the moon is hit by an asteroid and knocked closer to the Earth, everything in Miranda's life changes. The world she once knew where she would go to school, was preparing for college, and just living normally is shattered to pieces as devastating climate changes wreak havoc upon the planet and its occupants. In…

Unplugged and Unpopular [Mat Heagerty]

Okay, so Unplugged and Unpopular by Mat Heagerty, illustrated by Tintin Pantoja and Mike Amante, was a hilarious and adorable, if slightly exaggerated, story about a young girl who loses access to all her technology when she is grounded for helping a popular girl cheat on a test. While Erin quickly sees this punishment as the fastest…