Tag Archive for Realistic Teen Fiction


Blog Tour: But Then I Came Back by Estelle Laure + Mini Interview

Buy But Then I Came Back Regular price: $18.58 ($24.99 CDN) Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers / Raincoast Books Format: Hardcover Reviewer: Melissa on April 6, 2017 Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars “Something does exist. I saw. It’s a place. Like this but different.” “Okay, so let’s say we do reach her, that something like that is… Read more →


Gena / Finn by Hannah Moskowitz and Kat Helgeson & Interview

Whether you’re part of one or multiple fandoms, whether you write, read, or steer clear of fanfic, you have to give this one a try. Seriously. Moreover, like my fave book by Hannah Moskowitz, Gone, Gone, Gone, there is a big emotional aspect to Gena / Finn. If you want a punch in the feels, then you don’t want to miss this unique, contemporary YA novel. Read more →


Not After Everything by Michelle Levy

Not After Everything is a realistic depiction of the type of grief that a teen boy would experience if his mother committed suicide as well as the way it affects other people in the community. Michelle Levy doesn’t tie everything up in a perfect bow because that’s not the way life after suicide works, but it can get more hopeful, so she gives readers and Tyler the possibility to hope in a dark time, the joy of laughter during a period of sadness, and the opportunity for a rich and full life despite the “what ifs” and “whys” that might never go away completely. Read more →