About Us

Who are we?

We are a group of high school students across Santa Cruz County who love to read and share our thoughts about books.

What do we do?

We review Young Adult Books. Not stuffy reviews by adults, but actual reviews by and for young adults.

We also follow book news, events and authors bringing to you the latest information on the fast pace Young Adult Book scene.

How do we do this?

Through a partnership with our local independent bookseller, Bookshop Santa Cruz and our High School Libraries, we are given access to pre-released books and opportunities to meet and interview young adult authors and all learn about all things book.

Melissa Walpole:

I am the librarian at Scotts Valley High School. I love getting students interested in new books and authors. I am a big advocate of reading the book before seeing the movie. One of my favorite activities is getting students involved in all the great activities and author visits at Bookshop Santa Cruz.

see Melissa’s posts

Veronica Zaleha:

The teacher-librarian at Santa Cruz High School.

see Veronica’s posts

How to Join

Santa Cruz High students should contact Veronica Zaleha. Students from Scotts Valley High should contact Melissa Walpole. Students from other schools in the Santa Cruz area should contact Holly Voorsanger, Bookshop Santa Cruz Schools Coordinator at [email protected].

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