Category Archives: Teen Fiction

REVIEW: Nothing written by Janne Teller and translated from the Danish by Martin Aitken

Danish author, Janne Teller has written a book that’s provocative in its ideas and philosophy. The story is self-described as a modern day Lord of the Flies. “Nothing” is a psychologically disturbing story set in Denmark, in a fictional place … Continue reading

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The Lighter Side of Life and Death – C.K. Kelly Martin

The Lighter Side of Life and Death (2010) written by C.K. Kelly Martin is a YA novel and Ms. Martin’s third book. I was drawn into this story from page one and I read it almost straight through. I’m sure … Continue reading

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My Mother Made Me!, Sharon Brain

Once upon a time I read this book and remember it as being hilarious, and remember laughing aloud as I read it.  I purchased it so I could re-read it.  Sometimes it works out and the magic is recaptured.  This … Continue reading

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Saving Francesca, Melina Marchetta

Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta is the author’s second published work set in her hometown of Sydney, Australia. I am working my way through her back list. I know she has recently released a fantasy novel, Finnikin of the Rock. … Continue reading

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Looking for Alibrandi, Melina Marchetta

Looking for Alibrandi (2006) is a YA contemporary novel written by Melina Marchetta. It’s available in digital as well as paper. The premise is a coming of age story that contains a nice, brief romance on the side. I found … Continue reading

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Alanna: The First Adventure (Song of the Lioness, Book 1), Tamara Pierce

Alanna: The First Adventure (Song of the Lioness, Book 1) is the first book in the series written by Tamara Pierce, published by Simon Pulse. The targeted age group is 9 to 12 and the date of first publication: 1983 … Continue reading

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Inside Out, Maria V. Snyder

Having read and loved Poison Study, I was glad to try Maria Snyder’s new book, Inside Out, a YA novel.  The protagonist is Trella, a teenaged girl who toils as a “scrub”, a person designated as a cleaner of Inside, … Continue reading

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The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins (Hunger Games Trilogy)

THE HUNGER GAMES (2008 Scholastic) by Suzanne Collins is a YA novel, available in hardcover for list price of $17.99. There are two digital copies available from B&N (Nook) and Amazon (Kindle) for $9.00 at the time of this writing. … Continue reading

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I Know It's Over, C. K. Kelly Martin

I Know It’s Over by C. K. Kelly Martin (Random House 2008), listed $7.99 for paperback with 272 pages, and is currently available as an ebook with the lowest price of $6.39 at both Amazon (Kindle) and Barnes and Noble … Continue reading

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The Plague, Joanne Dahme

The Plague (Running Press 2009) by Joanne Dahme is a historical fiction, young adult novel. The hardcover contains 272 pages and has a list price of $16.95 with the cheapest ebook price I’ve seen of $9.99 at Amazon (Kindle) and … Continue reading

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Reviews Of Two Noteworthy Graphic Novel(s)

Might have to go back to posting graphic novel reviews on Mondays. I’ve collected a ton of them this year. And yes, I am still collecting them. When you delve into this genre, it can be a bit overwhelming. But … Continue reading

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