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Juliette G.


Juliette G.

Teen Board Member

Boca Raton, Florida

I'm 16 years old and a junior in high school. I write for my school's newspaper, The Bagpiper. Going to the beach, playing tennis, hanging out with my friends, reading and writing are some of my favorite activities. This is my second year as a member of the Teen Board, and I'm excited to share my opinions on young adult books.

Top Five Favorite Books:
2. GREAT EXPECTATIONS by Charles Dickens
3. MY LIFE NEXT DOOR by Huntley Fitzpatrick
4. DID I MENTION I LOVE YOU? by Estelle Maskame
5. THE INTERN by Gabrielle Tozer

Juliette G.

Reviews by Juliette G.

by Vivi Greene - Contemporary Fiction, Dating, Family Life, Young Adult 14+
Multiplatinum pop icon Lily Ross is escaping her high-profile, crazy life and heading to the beach with her best friends. She has three months to focus on herself, her music, her new album --- anything but guys. That is...until Lily meets sweet and charming Noel Bradley, who is so different from anyone she’s ever dated. Suddenly Lily’s “summer of me” takes an unexpected turn, and she finds herself falling deeper and harder than ever before. 
by Margaret Stohl - Fiction, Humor, Mystery, Young Adult 14+

Sixteen-year-old Bentley Royce seems to have it all: an actual Bentley, tuition to a fancy private school, lavish vacations, and everything else that comes along with being an LA starlet. But after five seasons on her family's reality show, Rolling with the Royces, and a lifetime of dealing with her narcissistic sister, Porsche, media-obsessed mother, Mercedes, and somewhat clueless brother, Maybach, Bentley wants out. Luckily for her, without a hook for season six, cancellation is looming and freedom is nigh.

by Stephanie Kate Strohm - Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Avery Dennis is a high school senior and one of the most popular girls in her class. But a majorly public breakup with the guy she's been dating causes some disastrous waves. It is right before prom and Avery no longer has the perfect date. Post-breakup, Avery gets to thinking about all of the guys that she has ever dated. How come none of those relationships ever worked out? To investigate, Avery tracks down all of the guys she's ever dated, and uses that information along with her friends, family, and even teachers' thoughts, to compile a total account of her dating history. Avery discovers some surprises about herself and the guys she's spent time with just in time for prom night!

by Kat Spears - Fiction

When Jason Marshall's younger sister passes away, he knows he can count on his three best friends and soccer teammates --- Mario, Jordie and Chick --- to be there for him. But when Mario starts hanging out with a rough group of friends and Jordie finally lands the girl of his dreams, Jason is left to fend for himself while maintaining a strained relationship with Chick. Then Jason meets Raine, a girl who sees him for everything he wants to be, and he finds himself pulled between building a healthy and stable relationship with a girl he might be falling in love with, grieving for his sister and trying to hold onto the friendships he has always relied on.

by Amy Christine Parker - Crime, Romance, Thriller, Young Adult 13+, Youth Fiction

Lexi is a rich girl who loves a good rush. Whether it’s motorcycle racing or base jumping off a building in downtown Los Angeles, the only times she feels alive are when she and her friends are executing one of their dares. After her father’s arrest, Lexi doesn’t think twice about going undercover at his bank to steal the evidence that might clear his name. She enlists her hacker brother and her daredevil friends to plan a clever heist.

by Shawn Johnson and A.L. Sonnichsen - Fiction, Sports
From gold medalist and reality TV star Shawn Johnson comes a debut YA novel inspired by her own experiences as an elite teenage gymnast --- just in time for the Summer 2016 Olympic games. Charlie Ryland has a secret. She may seem like your average high school sophomore --- but she’s just really good at pretending. Because outside of school Charlie spends all her waking hours training to become one of the best gymnasts in the world. And it’s not easy flying under the radar when you’re aiming for Olympic gold...especially when an irresistible guy comes along and threatens to throw your whole world off balance.
by Shari Goldhagen - Family, Family Life, Fiction, Mental Health, Young Adult 13+
Every other senior at Cove High School might be mapping out every facet of their future, but Molly Bryne just wants to spend the rest of the summer watching Golden Girls reruns and hanging out with her cute coworker at FishTopia. For the past year, Molly’s been struggling with depression, above and beyond industry-standard teen angst. Crushing on her therapist isn’t helping, and neither is her mom, who is convinced that baking the perfect cake will cure her. 100 DAYS OF CAKE is a quirky and poignant story of a girl, her depression, an aggressive amount of baked goods and the struggle to simply stay afloat in an unpredictable, bittersweet world.
by Julie Buxbaum - Family, Social Issues, Young Adult 12+, Youth Fiction

It’s been barely two years since her mother’s death, and because her father eloped with a woman he met online, Jessie has been forced to move across the country to live with her stepmonster and her pretentious teenage son. Just when she’s thinking about hightailing it back to Chicago, she gets an email from a person calling themselves Somebody/Nobody (SN for short), offering to help her navigate the wilds of Wood Valley High School.

by Natasha Friend - Family, Mental Health, Social Issues, Young Adult 12+, Youth Fiction

The first month of school, 13-year-old Anna Collette finds herself...DUMPED by her best friend Dani, who suddenly wants to spend eighth grade "hanging out with different people. DESERTED by her mom, who's in the hospital recovering from a suicide attempt. TRAPPED in a house with her dad, a new baby sister, and a stepmother young enough to wear her Delta Delta Delta sweatshirt with pride. STUCK at a lunch table with Shawna the Eyebrow Plucker and Sarabeth the Irish Stepper because she has no one else to sit with. But what if all isn't lost? With help from some unlikely sources, including a crazy girl-band talent show act, Anna just may find herself on the road to okay.

by Charlotte Huang - Fiction

Chelsea thought she knew what being a rock star was like…until she became one. After losing a TV talent show, she slid back into small-town anonymity. But one phone call changed everything. Now she’s the lead singer of the band Melbourne, performing in sold-out clubs every night and living on a bus with three gorgeous and talented guys. The bummer is that the band barely tolerates her. And when teen hearthrob Lucas Rivers take an interest in her, Chelsea is suddenly famous, bringing Melbourne to the next level --- not that they’re happy about that. Her feelings for Beckett, Melbourne’s bassist, are making life even more complicated. Chelsea only has the summer tour to make the band --- and their fans --- love her. The paparazzi, the haters, the grueling schedule…Chelsea believed she could handle it. But what if she can’t?