Review: Far From You by Tess Sharpe

Obsession – is it ever healthy for you, and if so, at what point does it become dangerous? For Sophie in Tess Sharpe’s Far From You, her obsession with finding out who caused her best friend’s death is dangerous from the beginning, because Mina was murdered. Everyone believes it’s because OxyContin-addicted Sophie was looking for…

Review: The Worst Girlfriend in the World by Sarra Manning

It takes a talented writer to get into the mind of the modern teenage girl, but Sarra Manning never seems to have a problem succeeding. Her latest, The Worst Girlfriend in the World, is a tale of friendship, fighting and figuring out who you are. And boys. Franny Barker, known as Franny B, is off…

Review: Popular by Maya Van Wagenen

Wouldn’t life be easy if you had a step by step guide on how to get through it? While Maya Van Wagenen doesn’t have a guide to life, she does have a guide to being popular, and for a teenager that’s the same thing. Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek is Van Wagenen’s real…

Review: The 100 by Kass Morgan

I admit, I mostly picked up The 100 by Kass Morgan because the blurb on the back said it was developed in conjunction with Alloy Entertainment, who are behind Gossip Girl (and The Vampire Diaries, but I don’t watch that). The 100 (said The Hundred) is pretty well set up to be made into a…

Book review: Just In Case by Meg Rosoff

When 15-year-old David Case saves his baby brother Charlie from falling out of the window, it’s not relief that fills the teenager, it’s a sense of doom. To escape Fate, David changes his name to Justin and attempts to disguise himself, physically and metaphorically, from being found. But as Justin navigates family, love and life,…