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5 College Reading Favorites


Next month will officially be “back to school” month for many people. Not me, since I already have my degree, but it got me thinking about what books I really enjoyed studying during my college years. 474 more words

Laurie Halse Anderson Tackles PTSD In New Gripping Read

Laurie Halse Anderson is brilliant at taking on social issues.  The Impossible Knife Of Memory explores PTSD in veterans.  Hayley’s father, Andy, served in Iraq.  They have just moved to his home town to the house he grew up in so Hayley can go to high school.  351 more words

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Cover Lust #23 - The Impossible Knife of Memory

Cover Lust #23 – The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson

I’m not familiar with Laurie Halse Anderson’s writing. I’ve heard of her, obviously, but I’ve not read one of her books before. 151 more words

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Summer YA Reading List: Speak

Speak (Laurie Halse Anderson) — finished 7/18/2014

2 penny Book Report: I graduated high school in 2000, just missing Speak‘s introduction to the high school classroom. 129 more words

Read a bunch more books... some were really good. Some not so much.

Wow. It’s been a while since I last posted about the books I’ve read and I’ve read a bunch more since then. Even though I want to be getting back to the book I’m writing (I’m in the middle of re-writing/editing a second book and just started writing a brand spanking new book that I really wasn’t planning on writing but the words just started flowing… so, lots of writing the past few weeks!), here’s what I’ve been reading: 2,479 more words

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The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson


In her senior year of high school, Hayley Kincain must stop traveling the country in her dad’s eighteen-wheeler and go to a traditional school in his hometown. 379 more words

Best Teen & YA Books of 2014 Part 1

1. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

A beautiful and distinguished family.
A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.
A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive. 839 more words