Librarians read review magazines that come out once or twice a month to know what to buy for our patrons. These magazines give books starred reviews that are the best for the month in their viewpoint. Here are some of the best ones for 2013 that you might want to check out soon at your local library.
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“The fast-paced book is rife with excitement, romance, and intrigue.” School Library Journal (starred review)
“Debut novelist LaBan takes us into the private school culture as well as the heads of two charming yet very different teenage boys and their parallel love stories… Nonexistent parents, well-intentioned, likeable faculty on the periphery, elaborate dorm rooms with overstuffed closets, even the romantic, snow-covered campus all contribute to a setting that adds to the story’s heft and intrigue.”—Booklist (starred review)
With a rich and realistic setting, a compelling and entertaining first-person narration, a colorful cast of memorable characters and an intriguing storyline, this is a surefire winner. Immensely satisfying.–Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“Carriger’s YA debut brings her mix of Victorian paranormal steampunk and winning heroines to a whole new audience…with cleverly Victorian methods of espionage, witty banter, lighthearted silliness, and a ship full of intriguingly quirky people.”—Booklist (starred review)
“West’s premise is a winner, and Addie is the kind of heroine readers would want as a best friend—loyal, unpretentious, and thoughtful. What truly makes West’s story memorable, however, is Addie’s wry humor…and the book’s fascinating exploration of how life can change with one simple choice.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Librarians, teachers, and parents should definitely share this book with teens looking for realistic graphic novels about schools, friendship, peer pressure, or moral choices.”—School Library Journal (starred review)
Ginni Nichols ~ Young Adult Librarian
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