Novel in Verse Reviews

Girl Coming in for a Landing - April Halprin Wayland

Reaching for Sun - Tracie Vaughn Zimmer

Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie - Julie Sternberg

Locomotion - Jacqueline Woodson

The Firefly Letters by Margarita Engle

Hurricane Dancers by Margarita Engle

A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl by Tanya Lee Stone

Exposed by Kimberly Marcus

Far From You by Lisa Schroeder

Rubber Houses by Ellen Yeomans

The Realm of Possibility by David Levithan

One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies by Sonya Sones

Keesha's House by Helen Frost

The Day Before by Lisa Schroeder

What My Girlfriend Doesn't Know by Sonya Sones

The Wild Book by Margarita Engle

Chasing Brooklyn by Lisa Schroeder

Under the Mesquite by Guadalupe Garcia McCall

I Heart You, You Haunt Me by Lisa Schroeder

The Good Braider by Terry Farish

Love and Leftovers by Sarah Tregay

What My Mother Doesn't Know by Sonya Sones

Stop Pretending: What Happened When My Big Sister Went Crazy by Sonya Sones

Orchards by Holly Thompson

Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse

The Surrender Tree by Margarita Engle

Almost Forever by Maria Testa

Planet Middle School by Nikki Grimes

The Way a Door Closes by Hope Anita Smith

All the Broken Pieces by Ann Burg

The Unfinished Angel by Sharon Creech

Day of Tears by Julius Lester

Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai

Identical by Ellen Hopkins

What They Found: Love on 145th Street by Walter Dean Myers

Shark Girl by Kelly Bingham

Love That Dog and Hate That Cat by Sharon Creech

Sold by Patricia McCormick

Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate

Because I Am Furniture by Thalia Chaltas


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