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Hello everyone! I’m Amy and I am a Youth Services Librarian at the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County. When I’m not trying to reach my reading goal for the year, I like to talk about what I’m reading to my family, friends, and coworkers. You could say I am a little obsessed with reading Young Adult books. I enjoy most genres, but my favorites include: Westerns, Historical Fiction, Contemporary, Fantasy, and Mystery. I am always looking for the next great book that makes me connect to its characters and hits me in the feels.

The Latest From Amy

YA Book Reviews From Amy


Mirror, mirror, on the wall, which YA book is the fairest one of all? This week I have compiled a list of 8 fairytale retellings; I have chosen 4 individual fairytales with 2 selections for each. One choice is a darker- twistier version of that particular tale and the other is more in vain of… read more >>

YA Book Reviews


Relationships are hard! These YA novels explore the complexities of the different relationships that define us and add richness to our lives. The Vanishing Deep by Astrid Schotle  Tempe lives in a post-apocalyptic world after the Great Waves destroyed her planet.  People now survive by living on man-made floating cities. Tempe dives every day into… read more >>

YA Book Reviews from Amy


Do you love reading YA (Young Adult) books?  Our youth librarian from Boardman, Amy, runs our Teen Advisory Board group at the Library and she suggests the following books.  She’s shared a brief review for each title.  Happy Reading! Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds   For Jack, life begins with meeting Kate— a smart,… read more >>