Category Archives: YA book recommendation

review of YA novel Flip by Martyn Bedford

Flip by Martyn Bedford Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books, Random House: April 5, 2011 ASIN: B004FGLXQK My rating: 5/5 stars source: library copy Whenever I read a book that grips me so much that I don’t want to put it down, … Continue reading

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review of YA book The Adventurous Deeds of Deadwood Jones

Adventurous Deeds of Deadwood Jones by Helen Hemphill Front Street (November 2008) ISBN-10: 1590786378, ISBN-13: 978-1590786376 My rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars “Halleloo!” Omer grins, wide and proud. “That sure is some fine riding, Prometheus!” A string of sweatshines … Continue reading

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review of YA book The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games is one of those books that is so powerful and moving, it feels like a treasure, a reminder of the reason we read. It is near perfect–and I don’t say that about many books. You won’t want … Continue reading

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New and forthcoming YA fantasy and sci-fi titles listed at one site

If you like YA fantasy or sci-fi (I do!) then you’ll probably want to check out this list of New and Forthcoming Science Fiction and Fantasy Titles for Teens by Susan Fitchelberg. She’s created a list since 2006, so it … Continue reading

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review of YA book The Pretty One by Cheryl Klam

The Pretty One by Cheryl Klam Delacorte/Random House (April 2008) ISBN-13: 978-0385733731 My rating: 4 out of 5 stars The rodent is staring at my sister Lucy. In the rodent’s defense, it’s hard not to stare at lucy. Actually, it’s … Continue reading

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review of YA fiction Breakfast at Sadie’s by Lee Weatherly

Breakfast at Sadie’s by Lee Weatherly Laurel Leaf/Random House (April 2008) ISBN-13: 978-0-440-24069-3 My rating: 5 out of 5 stars “It’s just not good enough, Sadie; you need to apply yourself more.” Mum frowned as she worked our industrial iron, … Continue reading

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review of YA fantasy Clockwork Heart by Dru Pagliassotti

Clockwork Heart by Dru Pagliassotti Juno Books (April 2008) ISBN-10: 0809572567, ISBN-13: 978-0809572564 My rating: 5 out of 5 stars The metal beneath her feet jolted and shuddered. Taya grabbed the strut next to her with one heavily gloved hand. … Continue reading

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