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Gabby B.


Gabby B.

Teen Board Member

Homer Glen, Illinois

Hello, my name is Gabby and I'm a junior in high school. I've arguably spent a large part of my existence being anti-social and reading, which may be a good or bad thing. You, lovely reader, can often find me discussing my favorite novels over on my BookTube channel, GABBYABOOKS. If I'm not obsessing over the latest in YA literature, I'm jamming out to cast recordings of my favorite broadway shows ("Hamilton" and "Dear Evan Hansen" are my current loves), catching up on all the trends that I've missed out on (at the moment, it's TV shows...why have I not watched "FRIENDS," "Riverdale," or "Smash" until now?), or acting in my high school drama club! I'm ecstatic to be a part of the Teenreads Teen Board! I can't wait to share all of my bookish thoughts with everyone!

Top Five Favorite Books:
1. The Shadowhunter Chronicles series by Cassandra Clare
2. The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins
3. All the Adam Silvera books (How does one choose a favorite?!)
4. The Illuminae Files series by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
5. The Red Rising Trilogy by Pierce Brown

Gabby B.

Reviews by Gabby B.

by Claire Kann - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Romance, Young Adult 13+

Alice had her whole summer planned. The only thing missing from her perfect plan? Her girlfriend (who ended things when Alice confessed she's asexual). But then Alice meets Takumi and she can’t stop thinking about him or the romance feels she did not ask for. When her blissful summer takes an unexpected turn and Takumi becomes her knight with a shiny library-employee badge, Alice has to decide if she’s willing to risk their friendship for a love that might not be reciprocated --- or understood.

by Stephanie Kate Strohm - Fiction, Humor, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Life is real enough for Dylan --- especially as the sister of Dusty, former Miss Mississippi and the most perfect girl in Tupelo. But when Dusty wins the hand of the Scottish laird-to-be Ronan on the TRC television network's show, "Prince in Disguise," Dylan has to face reality TV. As the camera crew whisks them off to Scotland to film the wedding, camera-shy Dylan is front and center as Dusty's maid of honor. At least there's Jamie, an bookish groomsman who might just be the perfect antidote to all Dylan's stress...if she just can keep TRC from turning her into the next reality show sensation.

by Una LaMarche - Fiction, Friendship, Young Adult 14+, Youth Fiction

At a prestigious New York City performing arts school, five friends connect over one dream of stardom. But for Joy, Diego, Liv, Ethan and Dave, that dream falters under the pressure of second-semester, senior year. Ambitions shift and change, new emotions rush to the surface, and a sense of urgency pulses between them: Their time together is running out. Diego hopes to get out of the friend zone. Liv wants to escape. Ethan conspires to turn his muse into his girlfriend. Dave pines for the drama queen. And if Joy doesn’t open her eyes, she could lose the love that’s been in front of her all along.

by Adam Silvera - Fantasy, Fiction, Love & Marriage, Young Adult 14+

On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They’re going to die today. Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they’re both looking to make a new friend on their End Day. The good news: There’s an app for that. It’s called the Last Friend, and through it, Rufus and Mateo are about to meet up for one last great adventure --- to live a lifetime in a single day.