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BOOK REVIEW: A Wrinkle In Time September 8, 2017

A Wrinkle in Time: 50th Anniversary Commemorative Edition (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet) When I was a child, before “Young Adult” was a genre that was really a thing, I loved to read. Certain books stood out for me, and I reread them until the pages got soft and started to fall out. I’d carefully…

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BOOK REVIEW — Why We Broke Up May 5, 2017

  Why We Broke Up I picked up Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler for kind of strange reasons, but then that’s why I pick up most books. I was in a used book store, and it just looked different than the other books. Thicker. Heavier. When I literally picked it up, it weighed…

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Book Review — Landline by Rainbow Rowell March 2, 2017

Landline: A Novel Rainbow Rowell is best known for her young adult novels like “Eleanor and Park” and “Fangirl,” both of which are fabulous reads no matter what your age. Like those young adult novels, “Landline” is a romance that doesn’t insult your intelligence (or the characters) or contain any gratuitous sex, drugs, violence, or…

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Book Review — Scythe by Neal Shusterman February 23, 2017

Scythe (Arc of a Scythe) Neal Shusterman is known, at least by me, and by the myriad of prestigious agencies that have given him impressive awards, for his incredibly thoughtful and interesting premises. Written in the guise of young adult literature, there is nothing childish about his writing at all. In “Scythe,” Shusterman demonstrates his…

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BOOK REVIEW: Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock November 25, 2016

  Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick Leonard Peacock has a plan to kill himself after he kills his former best friend Asher Beal. He will do it with his grandfather’s souvenir Nazi pistol. There’s a reason he’s chosen Asher as his victim, and not just because Asher has turned into a bully. His…

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BOOK REVIEW: Thanks for the Trouble May 27, 2016

Thanks for the Trouble Thanks for the Trouble, by Tommy Wallach, is more proof of my theory that if you really want something interesting, compelling, thought provoking, and different you should look in the Young Adult section. In this book, the narrator, Parker, is a troubled kid who hasn’t spoken a word in five years.…

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My Love Affair With Piles of Books January 3, 2016

Morguefile.com None of us know exactly how we are going to die, but if I had to take a guess now it would be that I’ll get crushed to death under a pile of unread books. I have piles of unread books everywhere, though I promise you they are organized in my fashion. The books…

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VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR: The Children of Darkness December 11, 2015

The Children of Darkness The Children of Darkness, by David Litwack, is a dystopian young adult novel, of the sort that seems to be very popular these days. This isn’t a Hunger Games clone, though, and has original characters and plot. I was given a copy of this book by the good folks at BookBear…

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