EBPL's First Look

EBPL's First Look program is a community service project by East Brunswick teens.

Teens get an exclusive look at young adult books before they are released for publication.  The books reviewed here have been read by teens and reviewed for the library.  

Check out these reviews to find your next favorite book!

For more information on how you can participate in the First Look program, please check out our Teen Volunteering page here.

The Lies They Tell

Small town, Tenney’s Harbor is the prime spot for a great summer vacation. A clear line between the “townies” and the rich summer residents divides the town. One year ago, this small town faced a horrific event.
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A Very Large Expanse of Sea

Tahereh Mafi’s A Very Large Expanse of Sea is a true literary masterpiece.
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This is the sequel to Wintersong. They are both fantasy romances that revolve around elves, and explore the ideas of afterlife.
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Sawkill Girls

Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand is a young adult fiction book about LGBTQ/feminist girls fighting against an “evil force”.
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The Fall of Innocence

The Fall of Innocence follows the story of a girl named Emilia who experienced a tragic attack when she was a child.
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Despite his love for horror and gore, Alex never expected that he himself would end up in a living scary story.
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In the Sight of Stars

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In a hidden island where magical flowers are the only thing keeping Moss and her pa safe from the floods, storms can be called upon by a man’s will.
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What I Leave Behind

What I Leave Behind by Alison McGhee is a semi-coming of age story. The book deals with the main character Will trying to deal with various problems he has in his life.
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