/YA lit

the truth about YA lit

First off, these are my opinions based on my own observations and I'm in no way making suggestions for how readers should review books. For the record, I believe a book review should focus on the readers opinion of the novel no matter what. But sometimes a little insightful, open-minded thinking can broaden our opinions.Something [...]

the truth about YA lit2018-02-19T13:57:38+00:00

Every Day by David Levithan

Every day a different body. Every day a different life. Every day in love with the same girl.There’s never any warning about where it will be or who it will be. A has made peace with that, even established guidelines by which to live: Never get too attached. Avoid being noticed. Do not interfere.It’s all [...]

Every Day by David Levithan2020-02-27T12:49:29+00:00

This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith

If fate sent you an email, would you answer?When teenage movie star Graham Larkin accidentally sends small town girl Ellie O'Neill an email about his pet pig, the two seventeen-year-olds strike up a witty and unforgettable correspondence, discussing everything under the sun, except for their names or backgrounds. Then Graham finds out that Ellie's Maine [...]

This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith2018-02-19T13:57:47+00:00

Nobody But Us by Kristin Halbrook

WillMaybe I'm too late. Maybe Zoe's dad stole all her fifteen years and taught her to be scared. I'll undo it. Help her learn to be strong again, and brave. Not that I'm any kind of example, but we can learn together.When the whole world is after you, sometimes it seems like you can't run [...]

Nobody But Us by Kristin Halbrook2016-01-20T08:39:37+00:00

Things I Can’t Forget by Miranda Kenneally

Companion to Catching Jordan and Stealing Parker. Kate has always been the good girl. Too good, according to some people at school—although they have no idea the guilty secret she carries. But this summer, everything is different…This summer she’s a counselor at Cumberland Creek summer camp, and she wants to put the past behind her. [...]

Things I Can’t Forget by Miranda Kenneally2016-01-20T08:39:37+00:00

Wanderlove by Kristen Hubbard

Are you a Global Vagabond?No, but 18-year-old Bria Sandoval wants to be. In a quest for independence, her neglected art, and no-strings-attached hookups, she signs up for a guided tour of Central America—the wrong one. Middle-aged tourists with fanny packs are hardly the key to self-rediscovery. When Bria meets Rowan, devoted backpacker and dive instructor, [...]

Wanderlove by Kristen Hubbard2016-01-20T08:39:37+00:00

Me, Him, Them, & It by Caela Carter

ME is Evelyn Jones, 16, a valedictorian hopeful who's been playing bad girl to piss off THEM, her cold, distant parents. HIM is Todd, Evelyn's secret un-boyfriend, who she thought she was just using for sex - until she accidentally fell in love with him. But before Evelyn gets a chance to tell Todd how [...]

Me, Him, Them, & It by Caela Carter2016-01-20T08:39:38+00:00

Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger

Seventeen-year-old Vane Weston has no idea how he survived the category five tornado that killed his parents. And he has no idea if the beautiful, dark-haired girl who’s swept through his dreams every night since the storm is real. But he hopes she is.Seventeen-year-old Audra is a sylph, an air elemental. She walks on the [...]

Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger2016-01-20T08:39:38+00:00

The Distance Between Us by Cassie West

Seventeen-year-old Caymen Meyers studies the rich like her own personal science experiment, and after years of observation she’s pretty sure they’re only good for one thing—spending money on useless stuff, like the porcelain dolls in her mother’s shop.So when Xander Spence walks into the store to pick up a doll for his grandmother, it only [...]

The Distance Between Us by Cassie West2018-02-19T13:57:47+00:00