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Weekly Reviews: Tough Times

Me Before You

Whether memoir or realistic fiction, many teens respond to stories of struggle that are told from the heart. Here are three to recommend. Let’s begin with a love story. We haven’t featured many love stories here. At least, not weepy, traditional ones that earn a starred review! Many are couched in historical fiction or the [...]

The Dressmaker

The Dressmaker

As we all know by now, it’s the centennial anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. Here is the first (surely not the last!) AB4T review of a book based on those events. Kate Alcott’s historical novel encompasses both the tragedy itself and the subsequent Senate hearings, about which teens are likely much less familiar. [...]

The House on Durrow Street

The House on Durrow Street

Today’s book is the second in a series, which began with The Magicians and Mrs. Quent (Bantam, 2008). The first was not reviewed in SLJ, but found many fans over the last two years. While it was hailed (and marketed) as a debut novel, that was not quite true. Galen Beckett is a pseudonym for Mark [...]