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Rachel A.


Rachel A.

Teen Board Member

Tucson, Arizona

I'm 17 years old and have been a literary enthusiast since infancy (thanks, Mom!). Aside from my love of reading and writing, I have a variety of interests. They include, but are not limited to, music, competitive sports, performing arts, anything outdoors, movies and video games, travel, fashion and everything Jane Austen. I am excited to be on the Teen Board and look forward to the experience.

Top Five Favorite Books (Unranked):
1. The Selection series by Kiera Cass
2. The Twilight Saga by Stepheine Meyer
3. PROM AND PREJUDICE by Elizabeth Eulberg
4. The Hero's Guide Trilogy by Christopher Healy

Rachel A.

Reviews by Rachel A.

by Christina June - Architecture, Art, Fiction, Romance

Sixteen-year-old Tatum Elsea is bracing for the worst summer of her life. After being falsely accused of a crime, she's stuck under stepmother-imposed house arrest and her BFF's gone ghost. When Tatum discovers she's not the only one in the house keeping secrets, she finds she has the chance to make amends with her family and friends. 

by Lydia Sharp - Fiction, Marriage, Young Adult 12+

After Gabi's parents' divorce, she moves from California to Alaska with her dad. At first, it feels like banishment --- until she meets Kai. He welcomes her into his life, sharing his family, his friends, and his warmth. But as winter approaches, Kai pulls away for seemingly no reason at all. He's quiet, withdrawn. Then one day, he disappears.

by Stephanie Morrill - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery, Young Adult 14+

When her best friend vanishes without so much as a good-bye, 18-year-old Piper Sail takes on the role of amateur sleuth in an attempt to solve the mystery of Lydia’s disappearance. Given that Piper’s tendency has always been to butt heads with high-society’s expectations of her, it’s no surprise that she doesn’t give a second thought to searching for answers to Lydia’s abduction from their privileged neighborhood. As Piper discovers that those answers might stem from the corruption strangling 1924 Chicago --- and quite possibly lead back to the doors of her affluent neighborhood --- she must decide if she’s willing to risk her life of privilege for the sake of the truth.

by Kristin Smith - Dystopian, Dystopian Fiction, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 14+, Youth Fiction

In a crumbling, futuristic Las Vegas where the wealthy choose the characteristics of their children like ordering off a drive-thru menu, seventeen-year-old Sienna Preston doesn't fit in. As a normal girl surrounded by genetically modified teenagers, all of her imperfections are on display. But after the death of her father, everything she's ever known and loved changes in an instant. With little skills to help provide for her family, Sienna clings to the two things that come easily --- lying and stealing.When a covert exchange of a stolen computer chip is intercepted, she becomes entangled with a corrupt government official who uses her thieving past as leverage, her mother as collateral, and the genetically modified poster boy she's falling for as bait.

by Tara Eglington - Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Sweet 16 and never been kissed...That’s Aurora Skye’s big secret. And the way she wants it to stay. But everything changes when Aurora is coerced into a lead role in the school production of Much Ado about Nothing. Which means she’ll have to lock lips with her co-star Hayden Paris --- the smart and funny boy next door who also happens to be the bane of her existence. Now Aurora is more determined than ever to have her first kiss with the one who’s truly worthy of it. But first she’ll have to figure out just who that person is.