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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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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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Book Review: We Are the Goldens by Dana Reinhardt

Ah, a sister tale that I was hoping would be full of sinister secrets, drama, and tender moments. Reinhardt's YA novel doesn't completely disappoint, though I felt like I invested so much in the story that the ending was like being pushed off a cliff. Let me explain further, When they were in their tot… Continue reading Book Review: We Are the Goldens by Dana Reinhardt

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5 Powerful Quotes From ‘The Hate U Give’ That’ll Make You Want To Read It Right Now

Back in 2016, Angie Thomas' The Hate U Give was already listed as being one of the most anticipated books of 2017, and on February 28th, it finally hit shelves. Here's the Goodreads Summary: Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends.… Continue reading 5 Powerful Quotes From ‘The Hate U Give’ That’ll Make You Want To Read It Right Now

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12 Quotes You Should Read Before Watching ‘Before I Fall’

Tis the season for more and more books being brought to the big screen, and Lauren Oliver‘s moving young adult novel, Before I Fall, is no exception. The novel, which follows a popular high school student who encounters a life-changing experience that makes her view life from a much deeper lens, originally hit shelves in… Continue reading 12 Quotes You Should Read Before Watching ‘Before I Fall’