REVIEW | The Silence Between Us

REVIEW | The Silence Between Us

In The Silence Between Us, Maya who is Deaf, has to move across the country to Colorado just before senior year. As if that isn't bad enough, she's moving from a hearing-impaired school to a hearing school. Maya lost her hearing at age 13 after an illness, so she can speak -- she just can't hear.

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REVIEW | GOOD ENOUGH

REVIEW | GOOD ENOUGH

In Paula Yoo's Good Enough, high school senior Patti Yoon is preparing to retake the SATs after failing to make her Korean proud with her 2010 score. It doesn't help that she's also lost her concertmaster position at the All-State Orchestra. Both "failures" are conversation fodder at her Korean church where she also plays music.

Bite-Sized Review: GIRL AGAINST THE UNIVERSE

Bite-Sized Review: GIRL AGAINST THE UNIVERSE

Summary: Girl Against the Universe After a car accident -- that she survives -- takes the lives of her father, brother, and uncle, Maguire feels like she's cursed.It doesn't help that she'd been present for a string of other near-fatal (for other people) events. Maguire copes by buying different good luck charms online. She's also [...]