Forget Me Not is a novel-in-verse that tells the story of Calliope June, an astronomy-loving seventh grader who is about to start her tenth school. Her mother is always on the move trying to find the perfect life for them, often neglecting to ask what Calli thinks about uprooting yet again. Calliope has Tourette syndrome, … Continue reading Forget Me Not by Ellie Terry
“When the heart gets lost, let the music find you.” The power and energy of music floats off the pages in this can’t-put-it-down YA novel-in-verse. Solo tells the story of seventeen-year-old Blade as he struggles to come to grips with his past and overcome the challenges of his rockstar father’s addictions. Told through verse poems, … Continue reading Solo by Kwame Alexander with Mary Rand Hess
Veda lives and breathes dance. From a very young age, dance has mesmerized and captured her essence. She works diligently to perfect her dance skills so that one day she can be a star dancer. Her dream is shattered in the blink of an eye. Determined not to give up, Veda pushes herself even harder … Continue reading A Time to Dance by Padma Venkatraman
This novel-in-verse tells the story of sixteen-year-old Viola’s journey from war-torn South Sudan, to Cairo, Egypt, and finally to a refugee community in Portland, Maine. Step inside Viola’s shoes and experience the heartache, love, loss, and hope her story has to offer. Verdict: This is an important novel for all to read. It touches on … Continue reading The Good Braider by Terry Farish
This novel in verse story follows the life of twelve-year-old Nick Hall, a dedicated soccer star and word wizard.