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Becky N.


Becky N.

Teen Board Member

Fresno, California

Heyo, I’m Rebecca. I’m 15-years-old and a sophomore in high school. I love books (shocking), Converse high tops and (like most Californians) Mexican food. Besides reading and homework, I spend my time playing the flute in the insanity that is marching band, looking at my horoscopes (I'm a Gemini sun) and spending time with my friends. I’m really excited to be on the Teen Board again this year, and I can’t wait to share my reviews with you.

Top Five Favorite Books

1. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
2. FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell
3. THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE by Jandy Nelson
4. The School for Good and Evil series by Soman Chainani
5. NOTEWORTHY by Riley Redgate

Becky N.

Reviews by Becky N.

by Katie Cotugno - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Music, Romance, Young Adult 12+

Ryan McCullough and Gabby Hart are the unlikeliest of best friends. Prickly, anxious Gabby would rather do literally anything than go to a party. Ultra-popular Ryan is a hockey star who can get any girl he wants. But somehow their relationship just works. Now, on the night of high school graduation, everything is suddenly changing in their lives and in their relationship. As they try to figure out where to go from here, they make a top ten list: this time, counting down the top ten moments of their friendship.

by Jocelyn Davies - Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Young Adult 14+
Tiny, Lu, Will and Nathaniel used to be best friends. Then life-defining events the summer before high school tore them apart. Now, three years later, they hardly talk anymore. Nathaniel has become obsessed with winning the prestigious science scholarship that his genius older brother once won. Will has risen from anonymity to popular soccer star. Lu grew into a brash, impetuous actress. And shy, poetic Tiny has slowly been fading away. But fate weaves their lives together again the night before the SATs, during a wild thunderstorm that threatens to shut down New York City. And lightning strikes.
by Lisa Greenwald - Fiction, Friendship, Humor, Romance, Young Adult 14+

When Mia’s summer starts with an epic breakup, she’s sure the rest of the vacation will be miserable. But her best friend, Justine, would never let that happen. Their plan has two parts. One: use their summer job driving a snow cone truck to keep tabs on Mia’s ex in person. Two: create a fake persona to connect with Mia’s ex online. Soon both plans have morphed into something so much bigger. Add some kale to a snow cone and they’ve got the hottest smoothie in town...and more money than they could have imagined. 

by Tallia Storm - Fiction
Fourteen-year-old Storm Hall lives to sing. So when she's forced to miss a national competition to go on a once-in-a-lifetime family vacation to Hawaii, her life is over! When Storm meets a Hawaiian band who needs a last minute singer she starts to think vacation might not be so bad after all. And when she hears her voice and her song on the local radio the next day, she thinks all of her dreams are coming true! That is until the band introduces their singer on air. It's NOT her. There's a Storm coming!
by Garth Nix - Fantasy, Fiction, Humor, Young Adult 12+
Poor Princess Anya. Forced to live with her evil stepmother's new husband, her evil stepstepfather. Plagued with an unfortunate ability to break curses with a magic-assisted kiss. And forced to go on the run when her stepstepfather decides to make the kingdom entirely his own. Aided by a loyal talking dog, a boy thief trapped in the body of a newt and some extraordinarily mischievous wizards, Anya sets off on a Quest that, if she plays it right, will ultimately free her land.
by Alexandra Monir - Fiction, Mystery, Young Adult 14+, Youth Fiction

Nicole Morgan has been labeled many things --- the geeky music girl, the shy sidekick of Miss Popularity, and the girl with the scar. Now only one name haunts her through the halls of Oyster Bay Prep. The girl in the picture. After heartthrob Chace Porter is found dead in the woods near the school, the police search for the girl snuggled up next to him in a picture discovered among his personal effects. A girl no one knew was even close to him --- and whose best friend, Lana Rivera, was his girlfriend. Nicole is that girl, and now she’s the primary suspect in his murder.

by Lisa Brown Roberts - Coming of Age, Dating, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

After book blogger Vivian Galdi’s longtime crush pretends their secret summer kissing sessions never happened --- Vivian creates a list of safe crushes --- determined to protect her heart. But nerd-hot Dallas --- the sweet new guy in town --- sends the mission and Vivian’s zing meter into chaos. While designing software for the bookstore where Vivian works, Dallas wages a counter-mission.Operation Replacement Crush is in full effect. And Dallas is determined to take her heart off the shelf.

by Diana Wagman - Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 12+

October is an ordinary girl. From her plain looks to her average grades, there seems to be nothing special about her. Then, three days before her eighteenth birthday, she develops a strange itch that won’t go away, and her life is turned upside down. Suddenly, she can hear dogs talk, make crows fly, and two new and very handsome boys at school are vying for her affections. After she starts “transplanting” herself through solid rock, October learns that she is not ordinary at all, but the daughter of a troll princess and a fairy prince, and a pawn in a deadly war between the trolls and the fairies. Now October will have to use all of her growing powers to save her family, and stop a mysterious evil that threatens to destroy the fairy world.