Category: Pine Reads Review

The Magic in Verse Writing | Reacting to ‘Chlorine Sky’ by Mahogany L. Browne

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Warning: Spoilers ahead for Chlorine Sky by Mahogany L. Browne; content warnings for the novel itself include a discussion of sexual assault, colorism, absent parent, mentions of drug usage, and violence. 

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Reality Television, Astronauts, & Star-Crossed Love | Reacting to ‘The Gravity of Us’ by Phil Stamper

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Warning: Spoilers ahead for The Gravity of Us (2020, Bloomsbury YA) by Phil Stamper, which has discussions of  death, an airplane accident, depression, and anxiety.  Phil Stamper’s YA contemporary debut

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Lore | Alexandra Bracken

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Lore by Alexandra Bracken Disney-Hyperion; 2021; 480 pages Content Warnings: Graphic descriptions of violence, loss of loved ones, blood, murder, dismemberment, sexual assault, fire, intense action scenes About the Author:

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Amari and the Night Brothers | B.B. Alston

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Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston Balzer + Bray; Releases January 19, 2021; 416 pages Content Warnings: Racism, some minor violence, a character in a coma, some intense

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City of the Plague God | Sarwat Chadda

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City of the Plague God by Sarwat Chadda Rick Riordan Presents; 2021; 382 pages Content Warnings: Islamophobia, animal death, some graphic descriptions of violence and gore, death of a loved

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Wench | Maxine Kaplan

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Wench by Maxine Kaplan Abrams Kids; 2021; 400 pages Content Warnings: Death of a loved one, self-harm, strong language About the Author: “Maxine Kaplan was born in Washington, DC. She

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