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Lillian B.


Lillian B.

Teen Board Member

Estero, Florida

Hello, my name is Lillian! This year I am a 9th grade freshman in Southwest Florida, and this is my first year working as a Teenreads reviewer. I have always loved to read, but when I'm not reading I can be found running cross country. I have also loved being in the national junior honor society, and student government, being the freshman class president for 2017-2018. Sometimes you'll also find me baking or watching my favorite shows ("The Middle" and "AGT"). I can't wait to meet everyone and work with you all, looking forward to a great year!

Top Five Favorite Books:
1. The HARRY POTTER series by J.K. Rowling
2. THE MEMORY BOOK by Lara Avery
3. THE SELECTION series by Kiera Cass
4. SHATTER ME series by Tahere Mafi
5. ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES by Jennifer Niven

Lillian B.

Reviews by Lillian B.

by Kerry Winfrey - Fiction, Romance, Social Issues, Young Adult 14+

Jolie’s a lot of things, but she knows that pretty isn’t one of them. She has mandibular prognathism, which is the medical term for underbite. Chewing is a pain, headaches are a common occurrence, and she’s never been kissed. She’s months out from having a procedure to correct her underbite, and she cannot wait to be fixed. Jolie becomes paralyzed with the fear that she could die under the knife. She and her best friends, Evelyn and Derek, decide to make a “Things Jolie Needs to Do Before She Bites It (Which Is Super Unlikely, but Still, It Could Happen)” list. 

by Nat Luurtsema - Fiction, Sports, Young Adult 12+

Louise Brown dreams of qualifying for the Olympics. Her swimming times are well above her fellow swimmers. And then she fails miserably and doesn't really know who she is now. Her days at school are spent being ignored by her sister and teased by popular girls. Then Lou finds herself agreeing to coach three popular boys --- one of whom she clicks with --- who are training to compete as synchronized swimmers. Together the boys and Lou form a unique friendship (once they get past that whole ignoring-her-in-the-halls thing) and are hopeful that they can nab a chance at stardom.

by Lisa Leighton and Laura Stropki - Fiction, Supernatural Thriller, Thriller, Young Adult 14+
AMELIA has always felt like happiness is a serve she can’t return, a ball just out of reach. And now, in her senior year, right before tennis season, her mom wants to move --- again. SOPHIE has a perfectly curated, Instagram-ready life. From her first singles win to her hot long-term boyfriend to the beautiful landscaped home where she lives with her parents, Sophie is everything Amelia wishes she could hate. But one night changes everything. When a man tries to abduct Amelia after her car breaks down during a storm, Amelia attempts to escape --- into incoming traffic. And in one inexplicable moment, they switch bodies.
by Marisha Pessl - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Once upon a time, back at Darrow-Harker School, Beatrice Hartley and her five best friends were the cool kids. Then the shocking death of Jim --- their creative genius and Beatrice's boyfriend --- changed everything. One year after graduation, Beatrice is returning to Wincroft --- the seaside estate where they spent so many nights --- hoping she'll get to the bottom of the dark questions gnawing at her about Jim's death. Then a mysterious man knocks on the door. Blithely, he announces the impossible: time for them has become stuck, snagged on a splinter that can only be removed if the former friends make the harshest of decisions. Now Beatrice has one last shot at answers…and at life.

by Lily Anderson - Fiction, Friendship, Horror, Humor, Young Adult 14+

Meet teenage Wiccan Mila, who truly could not care less what you think about her Doc Martens, her attitude, or her weight because no matter what, she has her BFF Riley. So when Riley and two other girls die under suspicious circumstances, Mila refuses to believe that her BFF was involved in a suicide pact. Instead, armed with lip gloss and an ancient grimoire, Mila brings the girls back to life. Now, with only seven days until the spell wears off, Mila must wrangle the distracted group of undead teens and work fast to discover their murderer...before the killer strikes again.

by Catherine Alene - Fiction, Health, Young Adult 14+, Youth Fiction

For an athlete, every second counts. Raesha knows minus five on the scale will let her sit deeper in her saddle, make her horse lighter on his feet. And lighter, leaner, faster gives her the edge she needs over the new girl on the team, a girl who keeps flirting with Raesha's boyfriend and making plans with her best friend. So she focuses on minus five. But if she isn't careful, she's going to lose more than just the people she loves, she's going to lose herself to lighter, leaner, faster...

edited by Melissa de la Cruz - Anthology, Nonfiction, Short Stories, Social Issues, Teen Anthology, Women’s Issues, Young Adult 12+

BECAUSE I WAS A GIRL is an inspiring collection of true stories by women and girls about the obstacles, challenges and opportunities they've faced…because of their gender. Edited by #1 New York Times bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz, the book includes writings from an impressive array of girls and women who are trailblazers in their fields, including bestselling authors Victoria Aveyard, Libba Bray and Margaret Stohl; industry pioneers like Dolores Huerta, Trish McEvoy and Holly Knight; renowned chef Katie Button; aerospace and mechanical engineer Emily Calandrelli; and many more.

by Emma Young - Fiction, Science Fiction, Thriller, Young Adult 14+

Ever since Rosa’s nerve disease rendered her quadriplegic, she’s depended on her handsome, confident older brother to be her rock and her mirror. But when a doctor from Boston chooses her to be a candidate for an experimental brain transplant, she and her family move from London in search of a miracle. Sylvia --- a girl from a small town in Massachusetts --- is brain dead, and her parents have agreed to donate her body to give Rosa a new life. But when Rosa wakes from surgery, she can’t help but wonder, with increasing obsession, who Sylvia was and what her life was like.