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Character Appreciation Post #3: Robby Brees from Grasshopper Jungle

Full Name: Robby Brees

Book:   Grasshopper Jungle


Author: Andrew Smith


In the small town of Ealing, Iowa, Austin and his best friend Robby have accidentally unleashed an unstoppable army. 439 more words

YA Fiction

10 New-To-Me Authors in 2014

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by Broke and Bookish

Here are 10 authors I discovered this year!

Ellen Hopkins- I had been meaning to read some of her books for a while, and this year I finally got around to it! 286 more words


Jeff Hart's Eat, Brains, Love: The Title Really Says It All!


There is quite a bit more than the mere starving zombie aspect to love about Jeff Hart’s Eat, Brains, Love. But honestly? 844 more words

Ya Lit

Holiday Recommendations 2014

Here are our featured holiday recommendations for teens for 2014! If you’ve been following us for a while, you’ll notice that the list is quite a bit longer than last year’s. 1,379 more words

Winger by Andrew Smith


(contains offensive language)

Author: Andrew Smith

Overall rating: 2.5/5

Genre: YA, contemporary, humour, fiction

Pages: 439

The porcelain was impeccably white – as soothing to the eyes as freshly fallen snow – and the water smelled like lemons and a heated swimming pool all rolled into one.

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The Cover Wars

The only thing worse than being a witch is living with one.

Camellia’s adopted mother wants Cam to grow up to be just like her. Problem is, Mom’s a seriously wicked witch.

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The Cover Wars

Winger by Andrew Smith

Synopsis: Ryan Dean West is a fourteen-year-old junior at a boarding school for rich kids in the Pacific Northwest. He’s living in Opportunity Hall, the dorm for troublemakers, and rooming with the biggest bully on the rugby team. 487 more words

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