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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (from now on referred to as ‘Miss Peregrine’s’ because that’s a really long book title) is, as the title may suggest, a quite odd book. 504 more words

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Coming of Age

It’s no secret that I both read and write a lot of young adult literature spanning a variety of sub-genres. There’s no single reason that I favor this genre above others, and sometimes it can be difficult to explain to others why so many of the novels closest to my heart happen to be YA. 490 more words



Not to sound like the old guy that I am (I turn 40 in a month–jeez), but the times are a changin’. Today, you can access celebrities, authors, pundits, old friends, people you never liked–you can even troll webpages just to see if that old boyfriend or girlfriend of yours got what he or she deserved in life. 480 more words

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For our final class, we’ll discuss individualized reading programs and your favorite reading from the semester. To prepare for class, please read the article titled “ 469 more words

YA Literature

Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes

Even though the adage “Love is blind” sounded trite as I whispered the phrase repeatedly and faintly while finishing reading Chris Crutcher’s Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes… 41 more words

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Recommended Reading: Melina Marchetta

Melina Marchetta is an Australian young adult author who consistently amazes me with the quality and loveliness of her writing. In a genre crowded with teen narration that underwhelms if not tied to an exciting and overblown plot, Marchetta creates narratives that stand out for their lyrical writing, strongly developed characters and authentic relationships of all kinds. 812 more words

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Nantucket Blue by Leila Howland

Cricket is a popular lacrosse star at an all-girls high school in Providence, RI. She has it all: a best friend, Jules; her best friend’s family; and the cutest boy, Jay, at her rival school within reach. 438 more words