Category Archives: Book Review

Worth the tears: review of A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness I don’t normally go for tear jerkers, but this one is well worth the crying. A Monster Calls is simply a stunning book. It doesn’t just aim for sadness; it tackles a difficult subject the death … Continue reading

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American Gods and the absent Jesus

American Gods by Neil Gaiman Another fantastic book by Neil Gaiman. This one is very dark. (Definitely not intended for a YA audience.) The subject matter is also huge: Jesus, just look at the title! American Gods . But that’s just the thing. There’s … Continue reading

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Has Stephen King become too nice?

11/22/63 by Stephen King At first, I avoided reading this book, partly because I’d sworn of Stephen King and partly because I knew any book about stopping the Kennedy assassination was probably a baby boomer nostalgia fest. But the book landed … Continue reading

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The Absolutely True review of a book that’s not about masturbation

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie I’m going to review this book, but first let’s talk about masturbation, OK. everyone uncomfortable now? If you haven’t heard,  some over-anxious  parents fought to have The Absolute True Diary … Continue reading

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The Long Chase and The Knife of Never Letting Go

The Knife of Never Letting Go  by Patrick Ness This is the story of a boy and his dog who can read each others’ minds. Actually, all the men on the planet in The Knife broadcast their unfiltered thoughts. It’s called … Continue reading

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Fairest of all retold fairy tales

Fairest by Gail Carson Levine Seems like everyone is rewriting fairy tales these days, but Levine’s Fairest has to be one of the best out there. Fairest gives us an ugly Snow White. Her name is Aza, and sure enough, she’s white … Continue reading

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Little Brother, the most important YA book to read right now

Little Brother by Cory Doctorow This is an important book. You don’t come across those everyday. Set in a slightly different future with even more surveillance and paranoia, Little Brother gives one of the best critiques of modern society I’ve … Continue reading

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