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Grace P.

Biography

Grace P.

Teen Board Member

Woodstock, Georgia

I am a high school junior and enthusiastic reader. I devote time to reading and reviewing on Teenreads because I would not want to do anything else. I enjoy analyzing and offering my opinion of books to other readers. I read, write, meet authors and interact with the reading community in my spare time. When not reading, I can be found studying, volunteering at my library or playing my flute.

Top Five Favorite Books:

  1. A COURT OF MIST AND FURY by Sarah J. Maas
  2. THE UPSIDE OF UNREQUITED by Becky Albertalli
  3. THE WRATH AND THE DAWN by Renee Ahdieh
  4. AND I DARKEN by Kiersten White
  5. MY LADY JANE by Cynthia Hand and Brody Ashton

Grace P.

Reviews by Grace P.

written by Scott Westerfeld with illustrations by Alex Puvilland - Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Three years ago an event destroyed the small city of Poughkeepsie, forever changing reality within its borders. Strange manifestations and lethal dangers now await anyone who enters the Spill Zone. Addison got close enough to the Spill Zone to touch it, literally. She survived the encounter, but came back changed. It turns out she's not alone. North Korea has its own Spill Zone, and a young man named Don Jae is the only one who made it out alive. Alive, but changed. Now Addison, Don Jae and, curiously, a rag doll named Vespertine, share an unholy bond and uncanny powers.

by Scott Westerfeld and Alex Puvilland - Adventure, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Science Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Three years ago an event destroyed the small city of Poughkeepsie, forever changing reality within its borders. Uncanny manifestations and lethal dangers now await anyone who enters the Spill Zone. The Spill claimed Addison’s parents and scarred her little sister, Lexa, who hasn’t spoken since. Addison provides for her sister by photographing the Zone's twisted attractions on illicit midnight rides. Art collectors pay top dollar for these bizarre images, but getting close enough for the perfect shot can mean death --- or worse.

by Lauren James - Fiction, Mystery, Science Fiction, Space Opera, Young Adult 14+

The daughter of two astronauts, Romy Silvers is no stranger to life in space. But she never knew how isolating the universe could be until her parents’ tragic deaths left her alone on the Infinity, a spaceship speeding away from Earth. Romy tries to make the best of her lonely situation, but with only brief messages from her therapist on Earth to keep her company, she can’t help but feel like something is missing. It seems like a dream come true when NASA alerts her that another ship, the Eternity, will be joining the Infinity.

by Natasha Friend - Fiction

Quinn is a teen who loves her family, skateboarding, basketball and her friends, but after she's diagnosed with a condition called alopecia, which causes her to lose all of her hair, her friends abandon her. Jake was once a star football player, but because of a freak accident --- caused by his brother --- he loses both of his legs. Quinn and Jake meet and find the confidence to believe in themselves again, and maybe even love.

by Sabaa Tahir - Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 13+
Beyond the Martial Empire and within it, the threat of war looms ever larger. Helene Aquilla, the Blood Shrike, is desperate to protect her sister’s life and the lives of everyone in the Empire. But she knows that danger lurks on all sides: Emperor Marcus, haunted by his past, grows increasingly unstable and violent, while Keris Veturia, the ruthless Commandant, capitalizes on the Emperor’s volatility to grow her own power --- regardless of the carnage she leaves in her path.
by SM Koz - Family, Family Life, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 14+

When Hailey Brown is removed from her home and put into foster care, all she wants is a safe, comfortable place where she can finish school and move on with her life. It’s not easy adjusting to a new school and a new life, but Mr. and Mrs. Campbell and their teenage son, Brad, welcome Hailey with open arms. As Hailey begins to adjust to her new life, she and Brad grow closer. For the first time, Hailey feels like she might have a real shot at a future. Soon, however, Hailey realizes her relationship with Brad has crossed the line from friendship into something more. But being with Brad would mean giving up the perfect life that Hailey has waited so long to have.

by Samantha Young - Family Life, Fiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 14+

India Maxwell hasn't just moved across the country --- she's plummeted to the bottom rung of the social ladder. Now she's living in one of Boston's wealthiest neighborhoods with her mom's fiancé and his daughter, Eloise. Thanks to her soon-to-be stepsister's clique of friends, India feels like the one thing she hoped never to be seen as again: trash. But India's not alone in struggling to control the secrets of her past. Eloise and Finn, the school's golden couple, aren't all they seem to be. 

by Katie Cotugno - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Friendship, Romance, Young Adult 13+

Molly Barlow’s reinvented herself after everything that went down a year ago. Molly and her new boyfriend, Ian, and are off on a romantic European vacation. But there on a tube platform, she finds Gabe, her ex, traveling on his own parallel vacation with new girlfriend Sadie. Ian ends up extending an invite for Gabe and Sadie to join them on the next leg of their trip. Now Molly has to spend 9 days and 9 nights with the boy she once loved, the boy whose heart she shredded, without Ian knowing. Will she make it through, or will everything that happened between her and Gabe come rushing back?

by Marcus Sedgwick - Adventure, Crime, Fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Young Adult 14+

On the outskirts of Juarez, Arturo scrapes together a living working odd jobs and staying out of sight. But his friend Faustino is in trouble: he’s stolen money from the narcos to smuggle his girlfriend and her baby into the US, and needs Arturo's help to get it back. To help his friend, Arturo must face the remorseless world of drug and human traffickers that surrounds him, and contend with a murky past.

by Maxine Kaplan - Fiction, Humor, Mystery, Young Adult 14+


After getting caught hooking up with her best friend’s ex on the last day of junior year, Kendall starts senior year friendless and ostracized. After discovering her online identity has been hacked and she’s being framed for stealing from a dealer, Kendall is drawn into a partnership with the mastermind of a drug ring from her private school. But the longer she plays the role of “bad girl,” the more she becomes her new reputation. Friends and enemies, detectives and drug dealers --- no one is who they appear to be. Least of all Kendall.