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Emily G.


Emily G.

Teen Board Member

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

My name is Emily G. and I am entering my junior year of high school. I enjoy school, tennis, hanging out with friends and family, playing with my puppy and --- of course --- reading. I read mostly fiction and I read every day. My favorite school subjects are English and math.

Top Five Favorite Books:
1. THE LIAR SOCIETY by Lisa and Laura Roecker
2. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer series by Michelle Hodkin
4. CONVERSION by Katherine Howe
5. The Naturals series by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Emily G.

Reviews by Emily G.

by Amber J. Keyser - Fiction, Performing Arts, Young Adult 14+

Jessie Vale dances in an elite ballet program. When Jessie is cast in an animalistic avant-garde production, her careful composure cracks wide open. Meanwhile, her friend Dawn McCormick's world is full of holes. She wakes in strange places, bruised, battered and unable to speak.  These childhood friends are both running out of time. Jessie has one shot at her ballet dream. Dawn's blackouts are getting worse. At every turn, they crash into the many ways girls are watched, judged, used and discarded. Should they play it safe or go feral?

by Ellen Hopkins - Family, Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Young Adult 14+

For as long as she can remember, it’s been just Ariel and Dad. Ariel’s mom disappeared when she was a baby. Dad says home is wherever the two of them are, but Ariel is now seventeen and after years of new apartments, new schools, and new faces, all she wants is to put down some roots. Complicating things are Monica and Gabe, both of whom have stirred a different kind of desire.

by Robin Roe - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Friendship, Social Issues, Young Adult 14+

When Adam lands the best elective ever in his senior year, serving as an aide to the school psychologist, he thinks he's got it made. Then the doctor asks him to track down a troubled freshman and Adam discovers that the boy is Julian --- the foster brother he hasn't seen in five years. At first, Julian seems like the boy he once knew. But as they spend more time together, Adam realizes that Julian is keeping secrets, like where he hides during the middle of the day, and what's really going on inside his house.

by Maria Padian - Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Everyone on campus has a different version of what happened that night. Haley saw Jenny return from the party, shell-shocked. Richard heard Jordan brag about the cute freshman he hooked up with. When Jenny accuses Jordan of rape, Haley and Richard are pushed to opposite sides of the school’s investigation. Now conflicting versions of the story may make bringing the truth to light nearly impossible --- especially when reputations, relationships and whole futures are riding on the verdict.

by Cat Clarke - Family, Fiction, Psychological Thriller, Young Adult 13+

When six-year-old Laurel Logan was abducted, the only witness was her younger sister, Faith. Since then, Faith’s childhood has revolved around her sister’s disappearance. Now, 13 years later, a young woman is found in the front yard of the Logans’ old house, disoriented and clutching the teddy bear Laurel was last seen with. Can her sister finally be back? Soon a disturbing series of events leaves Faith increasingly isolated from her family and paranoid about her sister’s motives. Before long, Faith begins to wonder if it’s the abduction that’s changed her sister, or if it’s something else...