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Reanna H.

Biography

Reanna H.

Teen Board Member

Eugene, Oregon

Hi! My name is Reanna and I am a junior in high school. I usually try to wear matching socks, but sometimes that doesn't work out. For as long as I can remember, I've been obsessed with books. The library is possibly my favorite place in the world, but a close second is the bookstore. In the past year I've started reviewing books, and I started Reanna's Book Realm (on blogger). When I am not reading, I love learning about the world around me. I am very passionate about social justice, specifically in disability rights and women's rights. I also really like exploring my town and finding secret gems. But honestly, I don't have a lot of time to do that, because let's face it: I'm always reading.

Top Five Favorite Books:
1. The Winger series by Andrew Smith
2. The Tweak duology by Nic Sheff
3. ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES by Jennifer Niven
4. ARISTOTLE AND DANTE DISCOVER THE SECRETS OF THE UNIVERSE by Benjamin Alire Saenz
5. The Falling Kingdoms series by Morgan Rhodes

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Reviews by Reanna H.

by Martin Wilson - Fiction, Friendship, Gay & Lesbian, Young Adult 14+

Sam Walsh had been missing for three years. His older sister, Beth, thought he was dead. His childhood friend, Josh, thought it was all his fault. They were the last two people to see him alive. Until now. Because Sam has been found, and he’s coming home. Beth desperately wants to understand what happened to her brother, but her family refuses to talk about it --- even though Sam is clearly still affected by the abuse he faced at the hands of his captor. And as Sam starts to confide in Josh about his past, Josh can’t admit the truths he’s hidden deep within himself.

by Ameriie - Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction, Short Stories, Young Adult 14+

Leave it to the heroes to save the world --- villains just want to rule the world. In this unique YA anthology, 13 acclaimed, bestselling authors team up with 13 influential BookTubers to reimagine fairy tales from the oft-misunderstood villains' points of view. These fractured, unconventional spins on classics like "Medusa," Sherlock Holmes, and "Jack and the Beanstalk" provide a behind-the-curtain look at villains' acts of vengeance, defiance, and rage --- and the pain, heartbreak, and sorrow that spurned them on. No fairy tale will ever seem quite the same again!

by JJ Flowers - Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Juan Pablo lives in El Rosario, Mexico’s butterfly sanctuary, where millions of winged creatures gather together in one magical place. He loves his music, the butterflies, and his grandmother, who has fallen fatally ill --- which is why he can’t leave, even when a nefarious drug cartel overtakes the town. But the threat of the cartel becomes ever more menacing, finally endangering the life of his best friend Rocio, the girl he loves. In a heroic act of desperation to save her, Juan Pablo poisons eight members of the cartel. Together, Juan Pablo and Rocio flee, following the instructions his grandmother gave before she passed away: Follow the migration of the butterflies, where someone will be waiting for you.

by Kelley York and Rowan Altwood - Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 12+

Luc Argent has always been intimately acquainted with death. After a car crash got him a second chance at life via someone else’s transplanted heart, he tried to embrace it. But he always knew death could be right around the corner again. Sick of hospitals and tired of transplants, Luc is ready to let his failing heart give out, ready to give up. A road trip to Oregon --- where death with dignity is legal --- is his answer. But along for the ride is his best friend, Evelyn. And she’s not giving up so easily.

by Nina LaCour - Fiction, Friendship, Gay & Lesbian, Young Adult 14+

Marin hasn’t spoken to anyone from her old life since the day she left everything behind. No one knows the truth about those final weeks. Not even her best friend Mabel. But even thousands of miles away from the California coast, at college in New York, Marin still feels the pull of the life and tragedy she’s tried to outrun. Now, months later, alone in an emptied dorm for winter break, Marin waits. Mabel is coming to visit and Marin will be forced to face everything that’s been left unsaid and finally confront the loneliness that has made a home in her heart. 

by Angie Thomas - African American Interest, Family, Family Life, Fiction, Prejudice , Racism, Young Adult 14+
Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? 
by Adam Silvera - Gay & Lesbian, History, Romance, Young Adult 14+

When Griffin’s first love and ex-boyfriend, Theo, dies in a drowning accident, his universe implodes. Even though Theo had moved to California for college and started seeing Jackson, Griffin never doubted Theo would come back to him when the time was right. But now, the future he’s been imagining for himself has gone far off course.

by Claudia Gray - Crime, Law, Romance, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 14+, Youth Fiction

Ever since she used the Firebird, her parent’s invention, to cross through alternate dimensions, Marguerite has been at the center of a cross-dimensional feud. Now she has learned that the evil Triad Corporation plans to destroy hundreds of universes, using their ultimate weapon: another dimension’s Marguerite who is wicked, psychologically twisted, and always one step ahead. Even though her boyfriend Paul has always been at Marguerite’s side, the Triad’s last attack has left him a changed man, and he may never be the same again. Marguerite alone must stop Triad and prevent the destruction of the multiverse. It’s a battle of the Marguerites...and only one can win.

by Heather Smith Meloche - Fiction, Mental Health, Social Issues, Young Adult 13+

Tessa would do anything to escape the pressure-cooker she calls home. So she finds a shot of much-needed power and confidence by hooking up with boys, even though it means cheating on her boyfriend. Jack is a prankster who bucks the system every chance he gets --- each transgression getting riskier and riskier. He loves the thrill and each adventure allows a little release because his smug smile and suave demeanor in the face of authority doesn’t make life at home with his mom any less tough. He tries to take care of her, but the truth is he's powerless in the face of her fragile mental health.

by Sarah Glenn Marsh - Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Mystery, Young Adult 12+

When sixteen-year-old Bridey was young, she witnessed something lure her granddad off a cliff and into a watery grave with a smile on his face. Now, in 1913, those haunting memories are dredged to the surface when a young woman is found drowned on the beach. Soon, people in Bridey’s idyllic village begin vanishing, and she finds an injured boy on the shore --- an outsider who can’t remember who he is or where he’s from. In exchange for saving his life, he teaches Bridey how to master her fear of the water --- stealing her heart in the process. But something sinister is lurking in the deep, and Bridey must gather her courage to figure out who --- or what --- is plaguing her village, and find a way to stop it before she loses everyone she loves.