Liz F's Book Reviews

Get it Together Delilah by Erin Gough

Get it Together Delilah by Erin Gough

Get it together Delilah is an odd yet relatable coming of age novel with a down under setting. The story centers on a hard-nose and complex Delilah who can’t seem to “get it together” no matter how hard she tries. The homophobic girls at school scold her constantly because of her sexuality which forces her […]


American Street by Ibi Aanu Zoboi

American Street by Ibi Aanu Zoboi

Fabiola “Fabulous” Toussaint and her mother were on a plane to America from Haiti with the hopes of a better life; however, those plans were derailed when Fabiola who is a US citizen gets through customs and her mother does not. Fabiola has arrived alone in Detroit, a new world, with new slang,  ruthless vagabonds, […]


Scythe by Neal Shusterman

Scythe by Neal Shusterman

A world where there is no disease, no hunger and jumping off buildings and being sent to revival centers are some people’s only source of fun sounds perfect, right?  Wrong! There is nothing perfect about Scythes who are commanded to control population growth by murdering random people. Citra and Rowan find themselves in the middle […]


Allegedly: A novel by Tiffany D. Jackson

Allegedly: A novel by Tiffany D. Jackson

“I’m innocent,” said every inmate in a correctional facility ever but Mary B. Addison is innocent well according to Mary she is innocent. The infamous Mary B. Addison was only 12 when she was convicted of murder. After spending time in a juvenile detention center, she is transferred to a group home where she endures […]


He Said, She Said by Kwame Alexander

He Said, She Said by Kwame Alexander

Kwame Alexander’s “He Said, She Said” is a hilarious and enlightening realistic fiction that blends social justice and high school romance. Omar “T-Diddy” Smalls is the star quarterback, a lady’s man, and is very unfamiliar with the word “NO.” In comes Claudia Clarke, a Harvard bound activist, investigative journalist and lover of the word NO […]


Peas and Carrots by Tanita Davis

Peas and Carrots by Tanita Davis

Hope is a young girl from a middle class family whose mother loves to take in children who are without families. Hope’s mother has already fostered a young boy named Austin so of course when she discovers his sister is being bounced around from foster home to foster home she takes her in as well. […]


Lucky Few by Kathryn Ormsbee

Lucky Few by Kathryn Ormsbee

When you’re young, you think you’re invincible, impervious to this thing called death. Stevie was born with diabetes and has had a brush with death before so she knows that it does not discriminate. She and her best friend Sanger are homeschoolers; “normal” homeschoolers meaning they are not super religious or super hippy. Stevie’s somewhat […]


You Know Me Well by Nina LaCour & David Levithan

You Know Me Well by Nina LaCour & David Levithan

Katie loves Violet, a girl whom she has never met nor talked to. However, the thought alone of finally meeting her in person makes her so nervous that she runs away, literally runs away. Mark loves Ryan, his best friend/sometimes boyfriend who is stuck in the closet and who only sees Mark as a friend. […]


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