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Breck G.


Breck G.

Teen Board Member

Welch, Oklahoma

Hi everyone, I’m Breck! I’m so excited to be back on the Teen Board for another year! I’m a senior in high school, a proud Ravenclaw and a huge lover of pasta. When I’m not fangirling over books (which happens pretty much all the time), I’m busy listening to Broadway musicals, getting ice cream with my friends, photographing whatever’s around me, playing with my cat, eating Pop-Tarts or spending way too much time watching Netflix. I can’t wait for another awesome year reviewing books and helping teens decide on their next read!

Top Five Favorite Books:
1. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
2. FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell
3. THE THOUSANDTH FLOOR by Katharine McGee
4. The Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare

Breck G.

Reviews by Breck G.

by Happy LaShelle - Coming of Age, Dating, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Seventeen-year-old Dove spends most of her free time pursuing her one true passion: painting. A hotshot jock is exactly not the type of guy she's been looking for, but when Leo Donovan drops his cool act to show his vulnerable side, Dove begins to question everything. But first she'll have to navigate her way through claim-staking mean girls and disapproving parents --- and still keep her focus on attending the art school of her dreams. Can Dove follow her heart (and Audrey's cues) to create her own perfect Hollywood ending?

by Cecillia Vinesse - Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Romance, Young Adult 14+

American expat Aubrey has only two weeks left in Europe before she leaves for college. Good thing she and her best friend, Rae, have planned one last group trip across the continent with their friends Clara, Jonah and Gabe. But when old secrets come to light, Aubrey and Rae's trip goes from a carefree adventure to a complete disaster. For starters, there's Aubrey and Gabe's unresolved history. And then there's Rae's hopeless crush on the effortlessly cool Clara. How is Rae supposed to admit her feelings to someone so perfect when they're moving to different sides of the world in just a few weeks?

by Melissa de la Cruz - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Love & Romance, Young Adult 14+

As battle cries of the American Revolution echo in the distance, servants flutter about preparing for one of New York society’s biggest events: the Schuylers’ grand ball. Descended from two of the oldest and most distinguished bloodlines in New York, the Schuylers are proud to be one of their fledgling country’s founding families, and even prouder still of their three daughters --- Angelica, with her razor-sharp wit; Peggy, with her dazzling looks; and Eliza, whose beauty and charm rival those of both her sisters, though she’d rather be aiding the colonists’ cause than dressing up for some silly ball. Still, Eliza can barely contain her excitement when she hears of the arrival of one Alexander Hamilton. And when Alex and Eliza meet that fateful night, so begins an epic love story that would forever change the course of American history. 

by Stacey Kade - Coming of Age, Contemporary Fiction, Dating, Fiction, Friendship, Young Adult 14+

Caroline has never been particularly good at making friends. So out of desperation and a desire to please her mother, Caroline invented a life for herself using characters from the show "Felicity." But now it’s time for Caroline to go off to college and she's ready to build something real. But when her mother discovers the truth, she gives Caroline an ultimatum: Prove in this first semester that she can make friends and thrive, or it’s back to living at home --- and a lot of therapy. Caroline accepts the challenge, but she soon realizes that the real world is rarely as simple as television makes it out to be. Caroline may have to abandon her script and take the risk of being herself.

by Lauren James - Fantasy, Historical Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Historical Romance, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Katherine and Matthew are destined to be born again and again, century after century. Each time they are total strangers thrust together under unusual circumstances. Each time their presence changes history for the better. And each time they fall hopelessly in love, only to be tragically separated. Why does fate keep bringing them together to save the world? What must they achieve before they can finally be left to love in peace? Maybe the next together will be different...

by Lauren Gibaldi - Coming of Age, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Penny loves her small-town Florida life, and she has her future mapped out. But when she unexpectedly lands a scholarship to a prestigious summer theater camp, she is thrust into a world of competition and self-doubt. And suddenly, her future gets a little hazy. As she meets new friends, including Chase, a talented young actor with big-city dreams, she begins to realize that maybe the life everyone (including her) expects her to lead is not the one she was meant to have.

by Melissa de la Cruz - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Friendship, Social Issues, Young Adult 13+

Olivia “Liv” Blakely knows how important it is to look good. Her father is running for governor and Liv is thrust into the bright media spotlight. She has an image to uphold --- to her maybe boyfriend, to her new friends and to the public, who love to find fault on social media. Liv’s sunny facade hides an inner voice that will settle for nothing less than perfection. But as the high price of perfection takes a toll, Liv realizes that the love she feels for herself is more important than all the ‘likes’ in the world.

by Molly Booth - Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 12+

Emma couldn't be more excited to start tenth grade. Not only is she participating in the drama club's production of "Hamlet," but her crush is directing. But soon, everything goes haywire. Emma's suddenly promoted to stage manager, and the person who's been cast as the lead turns out to be a disaster. One night, Emma stays behind to think and distractedly falls through the stage's trapdoor...landing in the basement of the Globe Theatre. It's London, 1601, and with her awesome new pixie cut, everyone thinks Emma's a boy --- even Will Shakespeare. But once Emma starts traveling back and forth through time, things get really confusing. In which reality does she belong? And can she save two epically tragic productions of "Hamlet" before time runs out?

by Jessi Kirby - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 14+

When Olivia awakes in a hospital bed following a near-fatal car accident, she can’t remember how she got there. She figures it’s because she was in a coma for a week, but as time goes on, she realizes she’s lost more than just the last week of her life --- she’s lost all memory of events that happened years ago. Gone is any recollection of starting or graduating high school; the prom; or her steady boyfriend Matt. Trying to figure out who she is feels impossible when everyone keeps telling her who she was.

by Danielle Paige - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 12+
My name is Amy Gumm. When a tornado swept me away to the magical land of Oz, I was given a mission: Dorothy must die. She turned evil. So I killed her. But just when we thought it was safe to start rebuilding the damaged land of Oz, we were betrayed. Now I’m following the Road of Yellow Brick as it helps me escape toward the mysterious land of Ev, where the Nome King rules a bleak and angry world. And what I’m about to find is shocking: My original mission may not have been successful.