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Review: The You I’ve Never Known by Ellen Hopkins

Summary: A young adult drama told in Hopkins' well-known style of free-verse that follows 17-year-old Ariel, as she struggles with a narcissistic, abusive father and coming to grips with her own sexuality, and Maya, a young teenage mother who's connection to Ariel may open up years of wounds and lies. Genre: Young Adult, Drama Page… Continue reading Review: The You I’ve Never Known by Ellen Hopkins

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Review: Mathilda Savitch by Victor Lodato

Summary: A coming-of-age (not a fan of that phrase but for lack of better description) novel about a preteen girl named Mathilda whose very popular, beautiful, yet secretly struggling sister's death opens up a dark can of emotional worms for her and Ma and Pa, her often distant parents. Mathilda is determined to discover what… Continue reading Review: Mathilda Savitch by Victor Lodato

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Popular YA Books I Haven’t Read

I haven't read a lot of the more popular books in the reading community. Especially a lot of the more well-known YA books. There's a lot more than this, though I thought I'd share a few that I haven't read and a little info on why.   Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell, also Fangirl… Continue reading Popular YA Books I Haven’t Read

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My Thoughts On YA

I've always been a huge reader of YA literature. Ellen Hopkins is my favorite YA author and I hope the list of YA authors continues to keep growing. I'm 21, going on 22 next month, and I wanted to talk about something that I see quite a lot of on BookTube within the reader community:… Continue reading My Thoughts On YA

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Review: The Anchor Clankers by Renee Garrison

Summary: A teenage girl finds herself suddenly living alongside a naval boarding school full of teenage guys...of course, drama ensues. Genre: YA Fiction Page Length: 172 Published: June 2017 Pros: The main character, Suzette, has some redeeming qualities. I found her to be rather likable for the most part. Cons: The multiple points of view.… Continue reading Review: The Anchor Clankers by Renee Garrison

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Dollar Tree Haul #3

Not the biggest fan of intros, hehe, so here's another Dollar Tree Haul. I hope you enjoy it as much as I love finding $1 books!   1. Infamous (Fame Game #1) by Lauren Conrad I haven't read the L.A. Candy series by Conrad or any of her Style books, so I don't know what to… Continue reading Dollar Tree Haul #3

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Book Review: World of the Innocent by Nadine C. Keels

Summary: A Christian YA novella full of friendship, first love, faith, loss, and a deep passion for music all narrated by an artistic, relatable young woman named Jhoi (pronounced Joy). Page Length: 106 Published: 2017 Pros: Jhoi is both relatable and admirable in how she carries herself. Sometimes people think that Christian girls can't have fun and don't 'let… Continue reading Book Review: World of the Innocent by Nadine C. Keels

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Book Review: Possessing Jessie by Nancy Springer

This one....this one marks a first for me. Could not stand this book. I gave it the benefit of the doubt (and by that I mean I read it all the way through. Thankfully it was only 80 pages). I haven't read anything else by Nancy Springer so I can't compare it to any of… Continue reading Book Review: Possessing Jessie by Nancy Springer

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Dollar Tree Haul #2

Dollar tree hauls have got to be my favorite type of book hauls to do. Reason? I usually am able to get a bunch of brand new books in excellent condition for $1. What could be better for a bookworm (besides getting all the books you want for free, hehe)? I didn't have as much… Continue reading Dollar Tree Haul #2

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Book Review: Family by Micol Ostow

  Those that are familiar with the Manson Family Cult will be intrigued by this one. Family is a YA drama/mild thriller following a young woman named Mel who comes from an abusive home filled with a mother who couldn't care less, and a man who lives with them who is deemed her 'uncle.' Told… Continue reading Book Review: Family by Micol Ostow