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New YA Fiction: Ramona Blue - Julie Murphy

Murphy’s debut Dumplin’ was one of last year’s break out books, debuting at #1 on the NYT bestseller list. After a success like that I always fret a bit about the possible “sophomore slump” No worries here. 320 more words


ARC Review: The Upside of Unrequited

Title: The Upside of Unrequited
Author: Becky Albertalli
Publication Date: April 11, 2017
Publisher: Balzer + Bray (HarperCollins)
Format: eARC*

“Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love. 582 more words

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Review: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Published: February 28th, 2017 by Balzer + Bray | Series: N/A | Length: 464 pages | Genre: YA contemporary | Source: Bought | Possible Triggers: Racism, violence, police brutality, child abuse (no on-page scenes) 825 more words


Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst | I DEFINITELY like horses more than I like humans

When I first stumbled upon the synopsis of this book, I was SO excited.

A princess who starts to fall in love with her fiance’s sister and who is secretly magical in a kingdom where magic is forbidden? 1,040 more words

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New YA Fiction: The Upside of Unrequited - Becky Albertali

Few books I’ve worked on in the last few years were met with more grassroots, floor bookseller support than Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda… 620 more words


The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas | EVERYONE, GO BUY THIS BOOK NOW

~note: I am not a PoC, I cannot accurately comment on representation~

The Hate U Give is the best book I’ve read so far this year.  1,267 more words
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New Children's Picture Book: The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors - Drew Daywalt, illustrated by Adam Rex

This is hands down the most hilarious read-aloud so far this year. Adam Rex’s illustrations give boisterous life to bestseller Daywalt’s smack down tale. Entirely fresh, it looks like another winner from the author of… 259 more words