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  • What I Like About You – Teen Book Review

    Reviewed by Kaelin Lee, age 15 What I Like About You by Marisa Kanter Online, Halle Levitt is known as Kels, the creator of One True Pastry, a popular young adult (YA) book blog that pairs custom cupcakes with book covers and reviews. From tons of confidence to friends, Kels

  • The Tragedy of Dane Riley – Teen Book Review

    Reviewed by Jasmine Sov, age 17 The Tragedy of Dane Riley by Kat Spears Ever since Dane Riley’s dad died, Dane hasn’t been able to feel okay with himself. He’s flunking his classes, being a jerk (sometimes) to the girl he likes so she doesn’t set her expectations too high, and he

  • Breathe and Count Back from Ten – Teen Book Review

    Reviewed by Kaelin Lee, age 16 Breathe and Count Back from Ten by Natalia Sylvester During the summer before her senior year of high school, Veronica seizes her chance to audition at her Florida town’s underwater mermaid attraction, Mermaid Cove, and fulfill her long-held dream of becoming a professional mermaid. Due to her

  • ArtNight Art Contest Winners: Ages 13-18

    This year, we asked young artists in our city to create a work of art that was inspired by illustrations found in children’s literature. Winners were announced on March 8, 2024, and their artwork was displayed in the new art gallery at Jefferson Branch Library through the end of the

  • The Good Girls – Teen Book Review

    Reviewed by Jasmine Sov, age 17 The Good Girls by Claire Eliza Bartlett In a small town in Colorado, a girl has been murdered. Senior cheerleader Emma Baines was always the good girl at Jefferson-Lorne High School. Her suspected killers are three of her classmates: Claude, the troublemaker who gets around; Avery,