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Juliette G.


Juliette G.

Teen Board Member

Boca Raton, Florida

I'm 16 years old and a junior in high school. I write for my school's newspaper, The Bagpiper. Going to the beach, playing tennis, hanging out with my friends, reading and writing are some of my favorite activities. This is my second year as a member of the Teen Board, and I'm excited to share my opinions on young adult books.

Top Five Favorite Books:
2. GREAT EXPECTATIONS by Charles Dickens
3. MY LIFE NEXT DOOR by Huntley Fitzpatrick
4. DID I MENTION I LOVE YOU? by Estelle Maskame
5. THE INTERN by Gabrielle Tozer

Juliette G.

Reviews by Juliette G.

by Julia Day - Contemporary Fiction, Family, Family Life, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 13+

Brooke has always longed for a sibling, so she’s excited about spending more time with her stepsister when she moves in. Natalie has Asperger’s- --- and Brooke's not sure how to be the big sister that Natalie needs. After Natalie joins a musical theater program, Brooke sacrifices her job to volunteer for the backstage crew. Especially sweet is the chance to work closely with charming and fascinating Micah --- the production’s stage manager. When her summer comes to an end, will Brooke finally have the family she so desperately wants --- and the love she's only dreamed about?

by Alyssa B. Sheinmel - Fiction, Friendship, Mental Health, Young Adult 14+

When Eliza Hart, the most popular girl at Ventana Ranch boarding school, is found dead, Ellie Sokoloff is determined to figure out what happened to her. After all, Eliza was Ellie's childhood best friend. Never mind that ever since Ellie arrived at school Eliza has spread terrible rumors about her, calling her a liar and a stalker, when all Ellie wanted to do was rekindle their old friendship. Or that Ellie's claustrophobia limits where she can go and what she can do. Or that Ellie's suitemate, Sam, is the only one who will help her...because to everyone else, Ellie looks like the top suspect.

by Sarah White - Dating, Fiction, Romance, Sex

The only thing worse than having your boyfriend dump you is having him dump you for your best friend. For Everly Morgan the betrayal came out of nowhere. One moment she had what seemed like the perfect high school relationship, and the next, she wanted to avoid the two most important people in her life. Every time she sees them kiss in the hallways her heart breaks a little more. The last thing on Everly’s mind is getting into another relationship, but when she meets Gabe in her therapist’s waiting room she can’t deny their immediate connection.

by Susane Colasanti - Coming of Age, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Friendship, Relationships, Romance, Social Issues, Young Adult 12+

Sadie is trying to find the strength to confront a past family trauma and forgive the boy who broke her heart. Darcy needs to figure out how to make it on her own for the first time and finally accept the love she deserves. Rosanna's boyfriend might still be in love with his ex…and she can recognize the abuse of her past reflected in a girl who needs her help. As the summer comes to an end, will they learn to love themselves and support one another with a bond of sisterhood that will never be broken?

by Vivi Greene - Contemporary Fiction, Dating, Family Life, Young Adult 14+

Multiplatinum pop icon Lily Ross is escaping her high-profile, crazy life and heading to the beach with her best friends. She has three months to focus on herself, her music, her new album --- anything but guys. That is...until Lily meets sweet and charming Noel Bradley, who is so different from anyone she’s ever dated. Suddenly Lily’s “summer of me” takes an unexpected turn, and she finds herself falling deeper and harder than ever before. 

by Margaret Stohl - Fiction, Humor, Mystery, Young Adult 14+

Sixteen-year-old Bentley Royce seems to have it all: an actual Bentley, tuition to a fancy private school, lavish vacations, and everything else that comes along with being an LA starlet. But after five seasons on her family's reality show, Rolling with the Royces, and a lifetime of dealing with her narcissistic sister, Porsche, media-obsessed mother, Mercedes, and somewhat clueless brother, Maybach, Bentley wants out. Luckily for her, without a hook for season six, cancellation is looming and freedom is nigh.

by Stephanie Kate Strohm - Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Avery Dennis is a high school senior and one of the most popular girls in her class. But a majorly public breakup with the guy she's been dating causes some disastrous waves. It is right before prom and Avery no longer has the perfect date. Post-breakup, Avery gets to thinking about all of the guys that she has ever dated. How come none of those relationships ever worked out? To investigate, Avery tracks down all of the guys she's ever dated, and uses that information along with her friends, family, and even teachers' thoughts, to compile a total account of her dating history. Avery discovers some surprises about herself and the guys she's spent time with just in time for prom night!

by Kat Spears - Fiction

When Jason Marshall's younger sister passes away, he knows he can count on his three best friends and soccer teammates --- Mario, Jordie and Chick --- to be there for him. But when Mario starts hanging out with a rough group of friends and Jordie finally lands the girl of his dreams, Jason is left to fend for himself while maintaining a strained relationship with Chick. Then Jason meets Raine, a girl who sees him for everything he wants to be, and he finds himself pulled between building a healthy and stable relationship with a girl he might be falling in love with, grieving for his sister and trying to hold onto the friendships he has always relied on.

by Amy Christine Parker - Crime, Romance, Thriller, Young Adult 13+, Youth Fiction

Lexi is a rich girl who loves a good rush. Whether it’s motorcycle racing or base jumping off a building in downtown Los Angeles, the only times she feels alive are when she and her friends are executing one of their dares. After her father’s arrest, Lexi doesn’t think twice about going undercover at his bank to steal the evidence that might clear his name. She enlists her hacker brother and her daredevil friends to plan a clever heist.

by Shawn Johnson and A.L. Sonnichsen - Fiction, Sports
From gold medalist and reality TV star Shawn Johnson comes a debut YA novel inspired by her own experiences as an elite teenage gymnast --- just in time for the Summer 2016 Olympic games. Charlie Ryland has a secret. She may seem like your average high school sophomore --- but she’s just really good at pretending. Because outside of school Charlie spends all her waking hours training to become one of the best gymnasts in the world. And it’s not easy flying under the radar when you’re aiming for Olympic gold...especially when an irresistible guy comes along and threatens to throw your whole world off balance.