Review by Shruthi

Becoming by Michelle Obama


Genre: Non-fiction, autobiography

Summary: It’s Michelle Obama’s autobiography.

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They Both Die at the End

Review by Shruthi

They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

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Genre: YA, dystopian, romance

Summary: Imagine a world where you get a phone call alerting you that sometime that day, you will die. When Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio get their call, they both sign up for the Last Friend app. An app that, you know, pairs you up with one last friend before your imminent demise.

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With the Fire on High

Review by Jen

With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo


Genres: YA, coming-of-age, contemporary

Summary: Emoni is in her senior year of high school. While the biggest worry most kids have is getting into their top school, Emoni has to take care of her daughter and work at her part-time job. She is able to cope with her stress with her miraculous cooking. However, when she finally takes a cooking class that includes a trip to Spain, Emoni must work harder than ever to achieve her goals while still juggling raising her daughter, college applications, work and deal with all the usual drama that comes with being a teenager.

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The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue

Review by Shruthi

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

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Genre: YA, historical fiction, romance

Summary: Monty flirts his way into and out of problems. Monty gets one last trip around Europe before he has to take over his family’s estate with his badass sister Felicity and his best friend (and long term crush) Percy. When he ends up stealing a prized possession belonging to the king, he finds himself in too big of a problem to charm his way out of. Monty along with Felicity and Percy embark on a harrowing journey across Europe filled with pirates, liars, and romance.

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Wayward Son

Review by Shruthi

Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell


Genre: Fantasy, YA

Summary: What happens after the Chosen One defeats the villain? Wayward Son is the sequel to Carry On and follows Simon Snow’s journey after defeating the Insidious Humdrum. Simon, Penny and Baz road trip across America to visit Agatha as Simon tries to find his happily ever after (and encounters dragons, vampires and more in the meantime).

Thanks to my lovely roommate for the birthday present!

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