Posts tagged Young adult

Every Exquisite Thing

I have a love-hate relationship with Matthew Quick. Loved Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock and The Good Luck of Right Now, couldn’t finish Love May Fail and barely made it through Every Exquisite Thing. In Every…

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Illuminae

I absolutely love well done epistolary novels, those told through letters, reports, chat transcripts, newspaper clippings, etc. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff is one of these novels. The year is 2575 and widespread…

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Undertow

Undertow: racism and segregation through the lens of merpeople. Okay, it’s not that profound, but one can’t help but think of Civil Rights-era school segregation while reading Michael Buckley’s Undertow. Lyric Walker was a typical…

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The Bunker Diary

Linus, a 16-year-old living on the streets, is abducted and hidden in an underground bunker and The Bunker Diary is his terrifying story. Linus’ story begins when he is taken by someone he thought was…

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All the Bright Places

The friendship between Finch, a witty, bipolar misfit, and Violet, a depressed, popular girl, begins on the school bell tower where Finch talks Violet out of jumping, even though he often contemplates jumping himself. This…

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Unbreakable

Chasing her cat through a graveyard, Kennedy Waters runs across a ghost. Days after her ghostly encounter, Kennedy’s mother dies and Kennedy gets attacked by a poltergeist, but she’s saved by some handsome identical twin…

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Softened blows

I bet that reading The Fault in our Stars by John Green felt different before it landed in the collective stranglehold of a nation. I bet it packed more uff before there was a movie and…

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The Here and Now

I really enjoyed The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants books by Ann Brashares, so I was interested to see what she would do writing something a little bit different in her latest book, The Here…

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