Category Archives: YA

..things that everybody wants: to be successful, to have friends, to be loved. To be seen. “One of Us Is Lying” by Karen M. McManus

Full disclosure before you read this review: I cracked this book open on the heels of a very meaty, thought-provoking NOVEL of many, many pages. I haven’t reviewed that one yet, but it’s coming. Having wrapped my brain around something … Continue reading

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An Engineer is no match for a Historian with his dander up! “Mortal Engines” Philip Reeve

This is a book that has lurked on the edges of my “I should add this to my TBR pile” mental list but somehow never made it on. I saw the trailer for the upcoming film version of it and … Continue reading

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Always Mañana. Tomorrow. “Refugee” by Alan Gratz (CBR#10, 17)

Young Adult fiction has been in heavy rotation in my reading for a good number of years now. Now that my kid is in middle school, I have a lot of really great books to pass on to him, but … Continue reading

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…so much more than that. “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas (CBR#10, 13)

There were 13 reviews posted of this book in CBR9. There isn’t much more I can say about this book that hasn’t already been said by all of those wonderful reviewers here. While my life experience could not be farther from … Continue reading

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