Dec 06, 2016
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Young Adult

skunks
IR Book Review  |  

Irreverent Quests for Buried Treasure in SKUNKS DANCE

By St. John Karp

3.7

IR Rating

Various eccentrics searching for a cache of hidden gold converge in the cheerfully bizarre town of Skunks Dance. Zany characters, in two timelines, are willing to risk everything to find the buried treasure in this YA romp.

the last
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THE LAST MA-LOO, an offbeat cosmic adventure

By Dean Ammerman

4.2

IR Rating

Funny, weird, delightful, THE LAST MA-LOO is an unforgettably eccentric romp through the multiverse.

ironheartcover-FINAL
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A steampunk and fantasy adventure in: IRONHEART

By Dakota Kemp

3.0

IR Rating

A young man in a steampunk world discovers he has extraordinary fighting abilities, which elevate him from small-time gangster to revolutionary hero.

COPK9
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Police dog to the rescue in: K-9 Cop: Case #1 – The Dreck Report

By Erna Mueller

3.0

IR Rating

Bright and inquisitive Justin Andrews and his sister Vicky still grieve for their mother after her untimely death, and having an absentee, workaholic father makes their adjustment more diffi-cult.

TICK
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A troubled young girl finds her inner hero in a terrifying near-future world in: TICK

By Allison Rose

4.0

IR Rating

In this highly imaginative yet overcrowded novel by Allison Rose, Josephine (Jo) Bristol must struggle against many foes, both internal and external.

TWEENS
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Life advice to tweens from tweens in: NINE WAYS TO EMPOWER TWEENS WITH EMMA AND ELLIOT

By Kathleen Boucher

3.0

IR Rating

Fraternal twins Emma and Elliot share life skills for 10- to 12-year-olds in this lively life guide for tweens.

JADWA
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The path to and away from oppression and extremist religion in: JADWA’S STORY: BRIDE OF THE PROPHET, DAUGHTER OF ALLAH

By Aabra

4.0

IR Rating

A young girl struggles against the oppression leading her towards religious extremists and terrorism in this thought provoking story.

SHONG
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A sensitive hero, fated to help save the world, becomes a man in this globetrotting fantasy: THE SHONG WARS: DECLARATION

By George Lung

4.0

IR Rating

Zhang Ma is a young prince of a fierce Mongol warrior tribe known as the Shong.

THINGSTREE
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A young girl embarks on a yuletide trek to find her father, and herself in: THINGS ON A TREE

By D.L. Finn

3.5

IR Rating

THINGS ON A TREE is the tale of a young girl’s magical Christmas journey to try to save her father and discover who she really is.

MARA
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Teddy Bears rescue a boy from nightmare creatures in: MAX AND THE MARA

By Jesse Arnold

5.0

IR Rating

In this action-packed, endearing young adult fiction, a group of brave, living teddy bears band together on a quest to rescue a boy kidnapped into the nightmare realm.

MONSTERREALM
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Fantasy turns into horrific reality in another world beneath the sea in: THE MONSTER REALM

By Nara Duffie

5.0

IR Rating

A girl’s search for her missing sister evolves into the unexpected when she discovers an impending war between monsters and humans and that she is the only one who can save the destruction of the two worlds.

HAULING
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Pushing through small town bonds in: HAULING THROUGH

By Peter Bridgford

3.0

IR Rating

A college graduate becomes part of a tight-knit lobstering community in Maine where a mysterious satellite lurks overhead, in this mysterious slice-of-life story.

COLOR
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Summer camp fun juxtaposed with lessons about race in: COLOR WAR

By Bruce McCandless

3.5

IR Rating

A teenager in an idyllic summer camp in the 1970s American South must suddenly face some harsh realities about race in America and about life.

EDGE
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A mysterious blog reveals freshman secrets in: EDGE THE BARE GARDEN

By Rosanne Cheng

5.0

IR Rating

An outcast freshman’s attempt for revenge makes waves when she posts sensitive student information on her blog.

KAYLEE
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Discoveries of love and music intertwine in: DISCOVERING KAYLEE

By Stu Kane, Hannah Wilkerson

2.0

IR Rating

Two teens embark on a journey of self-discovery and romance against the turbulent backdrop of the music industry.

HILL
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Atheism and Religion clash in an apocalyptic world in: CITY ON A HILL

By Ted Neill

4.5

IR Rating

After the Cataclysm, all religions were made illegal in the twin cities of Lysander and Fortinbras, the only communities to survive the fundamentalist war.

DEMONS
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Two teens, evil powers and Norse mythology collide in: DEMONS

By Ednah Walters

4.5

IR Rating

While an ancient evil works in secret against them, a clairvoyant witch must aid a young god and find her way home from the Norse realm of Hel.

RUNES
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A teenage girl discovers the truth behind the people around her in: RUNES

By Ednah Walters

3.5

IR Rating

A young teenage girl is drawn to a mysterious stranger in this sweet, paranormal romance.

GHOST
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A teenager learns to exist . . . as a ghost: THE GHOST CHRONICLES

By Marlo Berliner

3.0

IR Rating

A teenaged boy, killed in a car accident, must come to terms with his existence as a ghost.

SCHISM
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A handful of friends and strangers struggle in a dystopian world in: SCHISM

By Britt Holewinski

4.5

IR Rating

Young survivors of a virus that destroyed the world’s adult population struggle to put the pieces of society back together.

PHASE
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Indecision and dilemmas about sexuality in: A PASSING PHASE

By J. Paul Devlin

4.5

IR Rating

A young man tries to figure out who he is in the process of undergoing therapy to make him heterosexual.

FRACTURES
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An assassin continues her work in the afterlife in: FRACTURES

By Will James

3.0

IR Rating

A professional assassin commits her last murder, dies, and finds herself recruited to reprise her role in the afterlife.

OUTSHINE
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Two teens with extraordinary powers are juxtaposed against their normal teen desires in: OUTSHINE

By Nola Decker

3.5

IR Rating

OUTSHINE is the tale of two mismatched teens whose shared concern leads to the discovery that they have way more in common with each other than mutual disdain and not much in common with the rest of the world.

SILENCE
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Tween softball drama with happy endings in: SILENCE IN CENTER

By Jody Studdard

3.0

IR Rating

Protagonist, fourteen-year-old Melody Gold is part of Studdard’s Softball Star series. Melody fails to win a place on a Seattle-area tournament team when the coach turns her down because of her hearing problems: a condition that requires her to wear hearing aids.