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Dylan C.

Biography

Dylan C.

Teen Board Member

Columbus, Indiana

When I'm not at work or doing online school, you can find me either stuffing my face with tacos, reading a book or running my BookTube channel.

Top Five Favorite Books:
1. WE ARE THE ANTS by Shaun David Hutchinson
2. FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell
3. ELIZA AND HER MONSTERS by Francesca Zappia
4. SHOOT DOWN THE WENDY BIRD by Julie Zantoplous
5. VAMPIRE ACADEMY by Richelle Mead

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Reviews by Dylan C.

by Amelia Brunskill - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 14+

Anna is everything her identical twin is not. Outgoing and athletic, she is the opposite of quiet introvert Jess. The same on the outside, yet so completely different inside --- it's hard to believe the girls are sisters, let alone twins. But they are. And they tell each other everything. Or so Jess thought. After Anna falls to her death while sneaking out her bedroom window, Jess' life begins to unravel. Everyone says it was an accident, but to Jess, that doesn't add up. Where was Anna going? Who was she meeting? And how long had Anna been lying to her?

by Whitney Gardner - Family, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

When Julia finds a slur about her best friend scrawled across the back of the Kingston School for the Deaf, she covers it up with a beautiful (albeit illegal) graffiti mural. Her supposed best friend snitches, the principal expels her and her two mothers set Julia up with a one-way ticket to a “mainstream” school in the suburbs, where she’s treated like an outcast as the only deaf student. Out in the ’burbs, Julia paints anywhere she can, eager to claim some turf of her own. But Julia soon learns that she might not be the only vandal in town. 

by Amy Giles - Contemporary Fiction, Family, Young Adult 12+, Youth Fiction

The McCauleys look perfect on the outside. But nothing is ever as it seems, and this family is hiding a dark secret. Hadley McCauley will do anything to keep her sister safe from their father. But when Hadley’s forbidden relationship with Charlie Simmons deepens, the violence at home escalates, culminating in an explosive accident that will leave everyone changed. When Hadley attempts to take her own life at the hospital post-accident, her friends, doctors, family and the investigator on the case want to know why. Only Hadley knows what really happened that day, and she’s not talking.

by Nic Stone - Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Justyce McAllister is top of his class and set for the Ivy League --- but none of that matters to the police officer who just put him in handcuffs. And despite leaving his rough neighborhood behind, he can't escape the scorn of his former peers or the ridicule of his new classmates. Justyce looks to the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for answers. But do they hold up anymore? He starts a journal to Dr. King to find out. Then comes the day Justyce goes driving with his best friend, Manny, with the windows rolled down and the music turned way up, sparking the fury of a white off-duty cop beside them. Words fly. Shots are fired. Justyce and Manny are caught in the crosshairs. In the media fallout, it's Justyce who is under attack.