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Author: Dianne Touchell
Allen & Unwin RRP $16.99
Review: Monique Mulligan

Brilliant. That’s my one-word review of Dianne Touchell’s second young adult novel, … 741 more words

Book Reviews

'I Was Here' by Gayle Forman ***

American author Gayle Forman is perhaps most famous for her novel If I Stay, which was recently turned into a film.  In her newest novel, … 453 more words

THE SCAR BOYS by Len Vlahos

Post #4: Morris Award Finalist Blog Tour Week
YALSA’s Morris Award honors the year’s best young adult novel by a debut author. The Morris Award winner for 2014 will be announced at the upcoming ALA 2015 Midwinter Meeting in Chicago. 677 more words

Children's Books

Series Wrap-Up -- The Hourglass Trilogy by Myra McEntire

Click on a title to read my review:

Hourglass, Book #1
Timepiece, Book #2
Infinityglass, Book #3

From favorite to least favorite… 1,422 more words


The White Prince

The White Prince
by N J Magas


The wind hissed through the brittle grass, as displeased to carry the chill as those who had to suffer it. 6,297 more words

Short Story

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

I picked up this expecting a fairly enlightened and refreshing teenage love story. Admittedly, John Green’s recommendation on the front cover raised fears that I might be presented with a cast of different-for-the-sake-of-it characters. 648 more words


Ash by Malinda Lo

I have so much respect for YA librarians. I like working with teens, too (weirdo!). But I don’t especially enjoy reading most YA fiction. I made an exception for this one because: Lesbian Cinderella! 323 more words

Fairy Tales