Tag Archives: young adult

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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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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Time, the millennial generation, and youth haters

I’m not a member of the millennial generation, but I feel the need to cry bullshit on their behalf. You may have heard about the Time story trashing millennials, as narcissistic, lazy smartphone-obsessed kids who still live with their parents. … Continue reading

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A literary Peter Pan: review of Tiger Lily

Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson This book totally surprised me. I was skeptical of the idea of a Peter Pan re-telling from Tiger Lily’s perspective, narrated by none other than Tinker Bell. So weird. And I’ve never been a … Continue reading

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Oh my stars! What a big list of book reviews!

A couple of changes to the blog: First, I added a page called the Big List of Book Recs See it up there? It has all the books I’ve reviewed on the blog: all on one page! I hope to … Continue reading

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Another killer girl! Review of Grave Mercy

Ah, who can resist a book about the handmaiden of death? Yes,  this is another YA book with a killer heroine—It’s becoming a trend I know, but I love it. There’s just something gratifying about giving a teenage girl so much … Continue reading

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