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Danielle F.


Danielle F.

Teen Board Member

Lincoln University, Pennsylvania

Hey everyone! This is my second year on the Teen Board and I'm so excited to be back. Picking up the Hunger Games series all the way back in 2011 began my love for reading, specifically my passion for YA books. Since last year I've filled another (smaller) bookshelf of books and have continued to post videos on my BookTube channel, SimplyThoughtfulBooks. I love being a member of the bookish community and sharing my thoughts here on Teenreads. I've grown a lot since I wrote my first bio here (not physically though, I'm still super short) and I'm excited to see where I'll be a year from now! I can't wait to spend my senior year with all of you!

Top Five Favorite Books:
1. TRUTHWITCH by Susan Dennard
2. The Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas
3. The Darkest Minds series by Alexandra Bracken
4. The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare
5.  KILL THE BOY BAND by Goldy Moldavsky

Danielle F.

Reviews by Danielle F.

by Kim Liggett - Crime, Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Thriller, Young Adult 12+

When 17-year-old senator's son Grant Tavish is involved in a fatal accident, all he wants to do is face the consequences. But those consequences never come, even if headlines of "affluenza" do. The truth soon becomes clear: due to his father's connections, Grant is going to get away with murder. When Grant seizes the opportunity to stage an accident on the Appalachian Trail and disappear, the cave system collapses, trapping him miles beneath the surface with four other teens. As they struggle to survive, they realize there's something else down there. And it's hunting them.

by Tamara Ireland Stone - Christian, Fiction, Friendship, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Neighbors and ex-best friends Hannah and Emory haven't spoken since the fight where they said things they couldn't take back. Now Emory is fine-tuning her UCLA application and trying to make the most of the months she has left with her boyfriend, Luke, before college. Meanwhile, Hannah's faith is shaken when her family's financial problems come to light, and she finds herself turning to unexpected places for answers. Hannah and Emory's paths cross when Hannah finds Luke doubled over in his car outside her house. When a devastating secret about Hannah and Emory's argument ultimately comes to light, they must all reexamine the things they hold true.

by Sarah Nicole Lemon - Coming of Age, Contemporary Fiction, Family, Fiction, Friendship, Personal Growth, Romance, Sports, Young Adult 14+

When 17-year-old Rilla is busted for partying 24 hours into arriving in Yosemite National Park to live with her park ranger sister, it’s a come-to-Jesus moment. Determined to make up for her screw-up, Rilla charms her way into a tight-knit group of climbers. She sets her sights on climbing El Capitan, one of the most challenging routes in Yosemite, and her summer becomes one harrowing and ecstatic experience after another. But becoming the person Rilla feels she was meant to be jeopardizes the reasons why she came to Yosemite. When her family and her future are at odds, what will Rilla choose?

by Kendare Blake - Family, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Together in print for the first time in this paperback bind-up, the dazzling prequels to the Three Dark Crowns series are finally available for fans to have and to (literally) hold. Uncover the sisters’ origins, dive deep into the catastrophic reign of the Oracle Queen and reveal layers of Fennbirn’s past, hidden until now.

by Arden Rose - Biography, Self-Help, Social Issues, Young Adult 12+

For fans of Grace Helbig and Alexa Chung comes a fresh, hilarious guide to growing up your way from social media influencer and lifestyle vlogger Arden Rose. In ALMOST ADULTING --- perfect for budding adults, failing adults, and eaters of microwave mug brownies --- Arden tells you how to survive your future adulthood. By the end of the book, you'll have learned not only how to dress yourself, how to travel alone, how to talk to strangers online and how to date strangers (in PERSON!), but also how to pass as a real, functioning, appropriately socialized adult.

by Susan Dennard - Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Ryber Fortiza was a Sightwitch Sister at a secluded convent, waiting to be called by her goddess into the depths of the mountain. But when that call never comes, Ryber finds herself the only Sister without the Sight. Soon enough, Ryber is the only Sister left. Now, it is up to her to save her Sisters, though she does not have the Sight. On her journey underground, she encounters a young captain named Kullen Ikray. Together, the two journey ever deeper in search of answers, and what they find at the end of that road will alter the fate of the Witchlands forever.

by Josh Sundquist - Family, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

On his first day at a new school, blind 16-year-old Will Porter accidentally groped a girl on the stairs, sat on another student in the cafeteria and somehow drove a classmate to tears. High school can only go up from here, right? As Will starts to find his footing, he develops a crush on a charming, quiet girl named Cecily. Then an unprecedented opportunity arises: an experimental surgery that could give Will eyesight for the first time in his life. But learning to see is more difficult than Will ever imagined, and he soon discovers that the sighted world has been keeping secrets.

by Hilary Reyl - Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Martin is an American teen on the autism spectrum living in France with his mom and sister for the summer. He falls for a French girl who he thinks is a real-life incarnation of a character in his favorite book. Over time Martin comes to realize she is a real person and not a character in a novel while at the same time learning that love is not out of his reach just because he is autistic.

by John Green - Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis. Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.

by Kendare Blake - Family Life, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Katharine, once the weak and feeble sister, is stronger than ever before. Arsinoe, after discovering the truth about her powers, must figure out how to make her secret talent work in her favor without anyone finding out. And Mirabella, once thought to be the strongest sister of all and the certain Queen Crowned, faces attacks like never before --- ones that put those around her in danger she can’t seem to prevent.