YA book review · Young Adult

Four Weeks, Five People by Jennifer Yu

Originally reviewed in School Library Journal, March 2017. Gr. 9 & Up - Yu's debut, realistic fiction young adult novel is set in upstate New York at Camp Ugunduzi, a wilderness therapy camp for troubled teens. The quickly-paced story is told in alternating points-of-view between five unique campers, just introduced and grouped together during the… Continue reading Four Weeks, Five People by Jennifer Yu

YA book review · Young Adult

Subject to Change by Karen Nesbitt

Review first appeared in School Library Journal, February, 2017. NESBITT, Karen. Subject to Change. 276p. Orca Book Publishers. Feb. 2017. $14.95. ISBN 9781459811461. Gr 9 & Up -In Nesbitt's debut realistic fiction novel, readers come face-to-face with Declan, a teen living in Quebec and dealing with major family issues. Told through Declan's (at times) vulgar point of view,… Continue reading Subject to Change by Karen Nesbitt

YA book review · Young Adult

The Heartbeats of Wing Jones by Katherine Weber

Review first appeared in School Library Journal, January 2017. WEBBER, Katherine. The Heartbeats of Wing Jones. 336p. Delacorte Press. Mar. 2017. $17.99. ISBN 9780399555022. Gr 8 Up - Set in 1990's Atlanta, this coming-of-age story is realistic fiction with a touch of magical realism, is full of diverse and strong female characters. Bullied for her looks,… Continue reading The Heartbeats of Wing Jones by Katherine Weber

YA book review · Young Adult

Wait for Me by Caroline Leech

Review first appeared in School Library Journal, November 2016. LEECH, Caroline. Wait for Me. 384p. Harper Teen. Jan. 2017. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780062459886. Gr 8 Up- In 1945 Scotland during WWII, Lorna Anderson is tending to the family farm alongside her father while her older brothers are fighting at war. Her mother passed away when… Continue reading Wait for Me by Caroline Leech

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Starr Fall by Kim Briggs (Book Review & Giveaway)

As a thank-you to readers, author Kim Briggs, has generously donated a copy of Starr Fall to giveaway to one lucky person. To be entered in the giveaway, please leave a comment on this post by Friday, March 24th, 2017. Winner will be notified by email. ***** Preparing to take an entrance test for the… Continue reading Starr Fall by Kim Briggs (Book Review & Giveaway)

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Author Interview with Liz Coley & Review of The Captain’s Kid

I'm thrilled to have author Liz Coley here for an interview. I met Liz at the Indiana state library conference after her YA novel, Pretty Girl-13 was chosen as the winner of the Eliot Rosewater Award. (More on the Eliot Rosewater Award here.) Liz is a brilliant writer, but also very humble and down-to-earth. I must… Continue reading Author Interview with Liz Coley & Review of The Captain’s Kid

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Guest Review: History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

I'm thrilled to have my friend and colleague, Cameron, who blogs at Cam Loves Books, here for a guest review post. Cam reviews YA books and her reviews are witty & fabulous! About Cam Children's and young adult book blogger. Library professional. Dog mom. English major. Intersectional feminist. Livin' life one book at a time. Cam's Review of… Continue reading Guest Review: History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

YA book review · Young Adult

What Light by Jay Asher

What Light will be published on October 18, 2016 by Razorbill (a Penguin imprint). Though meant for the young adult audience, adults would really enjoy this story as well. With respect to many YA books, the language and romance are very tame. What Light was like a breath of fresh air, compared to some of the… Continue reading What Light by Jay Asher

YA book review · Young Adult

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

The Sun is Also a Star is set for release on November 1, 2016. Having absolutely adored Yoon's first novel, Everything, Everything, I have been very eager to read her newest work. The story provides a behind-the-scenes peek at how an undocumented immigrant has to live with the daily uncertainty of being sent away from her… Continue reading The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

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The Summer Before Forever By Melissa Chambers

I am excited to be participating in the YA Reads Blog Tour for The Summer Before Forever by Melissa Chambers. Below is all the information about the book, followed by my review and a giveaway! About the Book The Summer Before Forever by Melissa Chambers Published by Entangled Teen (YA Contemporary genre) To be released August… Continue reading The Summer Before Forever By Melissa Chambers