Category Archives: young adult

A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo

Read  March 2018 Recommended for fans of acceptance, gay marriage, hopping, voting ★    ★   ★    ★  A sweet little story about bunnies falling in love and an animal revolution in one. I would have passed, because I suspected it would … Continue reading

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The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman. I’d go there.

Read  January 2018 Recommended for YA adventurers and librarians ★    ★    ★    1/2 Titles with ‘library’ and ‘bookstore’ are irresistible to readers. Add in a cover that looks like faded and cracked leather with gilt lettering and it is … Continue reading

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Wake of Vultures by Lila Bowen

Read  January 2018 Recommended for Fans of YA, explorations of identity ★    ★    ★     Sometimes, it’s all in the spin. If you has said to me, “here, read this YA book with trigger scenes, set in the Old-Timey … Continue reading

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The Witches by Roald Dahl

Read  October 2017 Recommended for fans of Roald Dahl ★    ★    Things that are cool: a cigar-smoking grandma who encourages you to take safe action investigating solving problems witches with accents   Things that are creepy: Having to stay a … Continue reading

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Lumberjanes Vol.2 Friendship to the Max!

Read  July 2017 Recommended for chicks who love camping or graphic novels ★    ★    ★    ★    ★ Score! For a person who ordinarily struggles with the format of graphic novels, this series is the max, adorbs, the bomb, rad, … Continue reading

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Lumberjanes: Beware the Kitten Holy by Stevenson, Ellis, Watters, and Allen

Read  June 2017 Recommended for people in the mood for fun! Pow! Friends to the max! ★    ★    ★     1/2 I’m really not one for graphic novels; the form generally misses me. But I kept seeing Lumberjanes appear on my … Continue reading

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Castle Hangnail by Ursula Vernon

Read February 2017 Recommended for fans of fairy tales and clever girls  ★     ★    ★    ★    ★     Castle Hangnail is unbelievably charming and one of the first reads of the year to make it to my ‘to … Continue reading

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Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson, or Author’s Notes to Way of Kings

Read August 2016 Recommended for librarians, fans of Lemony Snicket and Artemis Fowl  ★     ★     ★      Also known as The Official Author’s Notes for The Way of Kings. Stay with me. The first clue is in Chapter 2. “I’ve … Continue reading

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The Pygmy Dragon by Marc Secchia. Or, Back to class!

Read July  2016 Recommended for the author. To re-work.  ★     “This week’s assignment will be to write two chapters of a young adult book about a Pygmy girl, dragons and special powers.” At least, that’s how I imagine The … Continue reading

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The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder

Read June  2016 Recommended for young adult readers, fans of imagination  ★     ★     ★     1/2    Based on Wanda’s excellent review, as well as my own fondness for ancient Egypt, I picked up this young adult book … Continue reading

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