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  • Some Mistakes Were Made – Teen Book Review

    Reviewed by Giselle Carlos, age 18 Some Mistakes Were Made by Kristin Dwyer Ever since Cordelia Scott’s abusive father left when she was ten, life has been pretty normal. Now in her senior year of high school, Cordelia has other concerns: stage managing the school play, crushing on her best

  • Improbable Magic for Cynical Witches – Teen Book Review

    Reviewed by Jasmine Sov, age 17 Improbable Magic for Cynical Witches by Kate Scelsa For “Salem’s biggest skeptic and non-witchy person”, Eleanor deals with a lot of witchy things. After a traumatic year of lost friendship and broken hearts, she’s been working at a family friend’s witch-themed gift shop to

  • Her Good Side – Teen Book Review

    Reviewed by Kaelin Lee, age 15 Her Good Side by Rebekah Weatherspoon Bethany Greene is a late bloomer who hasn’t had any romantic experience in her 16 years of life. When she finally finds the courage to ask her crush to Homecoming, she is shot down due to that very

  • Three Drops of Blood – Teen Book Review

    Reviewed by Jasmine Sov, age 17 Three Drops of Blood by Gretchen McNeil When a behind-the-scenes scandal derails 17-year-old Kate’s acting career, she’s determined to get back on track. But it’s not that easy—she’s implicated in the scandal, her agent only sends her out for stereotypical “fat girl” parts, and

  • Pasadena Loves YA 2023

    Pasadena Loves YA book festival returned to the Pasadena Public Library on Saturday, September 23 at our newest library location, Jefferson Branch Library. The festival hosted 17 Young Adult authors and presented a series of panels and book signings. Guests received a free tote bag and Vroman’s Bookstore held a