Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me By Mariko Tamaki
What It’s About: High school student, Freddy, is in a complicated relationship with her girlfriend, Laura, who keeps breaking up with her ...almost daily.
Why You Might Like It: If you've ever been in an unhealthy relationship or enjoy LGBTQ stories, this story is a must read as Freddy turns to her friends and a seeker to help her. Where to find it: Available free online in HHS's SoraApp collection and the Sonoma County Library's collection.
I'm Not Dying With You Tonight By Gilly Segal and Kimberly Jones
What It’s About: High school students, riots, survival . . .
Why You Might Like It: In the words of Angie Thomas, author of The Hate U Give, it's" an absolute page turner . . .an absolute page turner. . . a compelling and powerful novel that is sure to make an impacttory follows two students who become unlikely traveling companions during an escape from a Friday night football game, through the riot that breaks out and into the mad dash for survival as they try to stay alive while navigating the chaos in a city gone mad. Where to find it: Available at the HHS Library (mystery/suspense section) and for free checkout on SoraApp.com
Reviewed by LJ
Parkland Speaks By Sarah Lerner, Parkland students
What It’s About: Marjory Stoneman Douglas students share experiences from the U.S.'s deadliest high school shooting, detailing unimaginable fear, grief, healing, and inspiration to keep the memories of their classmates alive and help others.
Why You Might Like It: The book encompasses a perspective of the tragedy beyond the news and media representation we see. It is an emotional but valuable read. Where to find it: Available on Sora app
Reviewed by LA
Before I Let Go By Marieke Nijkamp
What It’s About: Returning to Lost to mourn her friend Kyra's recent suicide and look for answers, Corey questions the townspeople's role in Kyra's death and their treatment of her as a bipolar teen.
Why You Might Like It: A fast, intriguing read encased within a mystery that examines suicide, friendship, mental illness and the feeling of being an outsider. Where to Find It: Available at the HHS Library (mystery/suspense section)
Reviewed by LJ
Turtles All The Way Down By John Green What It’s About: Teenagers Aza and Daisy, set out on quest to find a missing billionaire with a $100K reward on his head (the father of a childhood friend wanted by police). Aza’s story is one of risk taking, investigation, and finding herself when nothing seems to be right.
Why You Might Like It: Award-winning YA novelist John Green presents another humorous, engaging, and relatable story of lovable characters who simultaneously break your heart.
Where To Find It: Available in the HHS Library in the fiction section, and audiobook on Sora