Tag Archive for Realistic Teen Fiction

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This Time Will Be Different by Misa Sugiura

By demonstrating how the various aspects of racism play out at CJ’s school, among her friend (and enemy) group, and in the larger community, Misa Sugiura effectively smashes white supremacy in the world of the book and gives readers hope that their own antiracism efforts could be equally effective in their communities and the world at large. Read more →

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When You Were Everything by Ashley Woodfolk

When You Were Everything by Ashley Woodfolk is about a female friendship that implodes over the course of a few months in devastating ways and for equally devastating reasons, but at the same time, it will bring readers who are, like Cleo, Black, and those who aren’t Black, like me, a lot of joyful friendship and relationship vibes. I mean, I’m not saying that Dom and Cleo are my new OTP, but I’m not not saying that either. There is a lot more that I could say, but I want you to have the chance to experience the amazing joys and lowest lows of this book yourself. So, instead, I’ll just clearly state that it made an impact on me, and if you pick it up, it will make an impact on you, too. Read more →

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10 Things I Hate About Pinky (Dimple and Rishi, #3) by Sandhya Menon

Whether you’ve read the rest of the Dimpleverse yet or not, you seriously have to pick up 10 Things I Hate About Pinky! There are great Easter eggs for fans of the rom com upon which the title was taken, and the story is super sweet and full of chemistry—just as one would expect from this series. Of course, if like me, you love Sandhya Menon’s writing, especially When Dimple Met Rishi and There’s Something About Sweetie, then you simply must read this book. Read more →

Let's Talk About Love by Claire Kann

Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann

Let’s Talk About Love is a super cute YA romance starring Alice, a beautiful, Black, bisexual (minus the sexual aka biromantic), and asexual sophomore in college. Or in the words of Alice, it would rank at Cutie CodeTM Black. Oh and best of all, Claire Kann’s debut novel is currently on sale until the end of June (aka Pride Month) for only $2.99, and the author is donating her royalties for any copies sold in June to National Bail Out, so she can accurately count the number of sales. Read more →