Category Archives: YA book review

My Favorite YA Fantasy and Dystopian Books I’ve Recently Read, Loved, and Highly Recommend. Put these on your to-read list!

All of these books are new favorites of mine; they completely sucked me into their worlds, made me love their characters and root for them. All of them immediately made me want to pick up their sequels or other books … Continue reading

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Video Book Review of Parallel Visions by Reader Jacob Lasher

I absolutely love this video book review that reader Jacob Lasher (who also writes) did of Parallel Visions! (beaming) It’s thoughtful, sweet, and at times funny. You can tell he’s really thought about the writing and about what works for … Continue reading

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A sweet, heartfelt video review of Scars

Check out this sweet, heartfelt, honest review of Scars by reader Jacob Lasher. Jacob’s read Scars five times already! (beaming) What a feel-good review from a reader.

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Dear Teen Me: my letter and a giveaway

When I was a teen being sexually abused and cutting to cope, thinking about suicide, and just struggling to survive, I had no voice. I didn’t even know if I’d make it. Writing and art were the only way I … Continue reading

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mini YA review: Across the Universe by Beth Revis

Across the Universe by Beth Revis Publisher: Razorbill/Penguin, Jan 2011 ISBN: ISBN-10: 1595143971, ISBN-13: 978-1595143976 My Rating: 5/5 Source: I bought my copy Across the Universe is a gripping novel that won’t let you go until after you’ve finished the … Continue reading

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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 fantasy The Glass Swallow by Julia Golding

The Glass Swallow Julia Golding Marshall Cavendish (October 2011) (pre-order) ISBN-10: 0761459790 ISBN-13: 978-0761459798 My review: 5/5 stars I have found another YA fantasy author who has quickly become a favorite of mine–Julia Golding. (You can bet I’m going to … 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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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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