Tag Archives: Teen literature

Breaking Book News Alert! Megan Whalen Turner Haz New Book Coming Out!

I love Twitter because yesterday afternoon, I learned something great. I just learned from @Shayera that Megan Whalen Turner has a new book coming out called, A CONSPIRACY OF KINGS, that is tentatively scheduled for March 23, 2010. Fans of … Continue reading

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REVIEW: 'Real' Story & Artwork by Takehiko Inoue

Real (2008) by Takehiko Inoue, mangaka of Vagabond and Slam Dunk. Real has been translated & licensed in the US and published by Viz Media. The subject matter: wheelchair basketball. Rated T+ (older teens). Now here is a gratifying read … Continue reading

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REVIEW: 'Kin (The Good Neighbors)' by Holly Black and Illustrated by Ted Naifeh

Kin (The Good Neighbors):Book One written by Holly Black and Illustrated by Ted Naifeh (2008). Holly Black, the author of YA fantasy novels such as Tithe and Ironside, pens her first graphic novel about what else, faeries. Surprised? I was. … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Water Baby by Ross Campbell (MINX)

Water Baby (2008) is written and illustrated by Ross Campbell . In it, he tells the story of a young teen-age girl name Brody, who survives a shark attack. My reaction to the story is kind of mix bag of … Continue reading

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REVIEW: The Society of S, Susan Hubbard

The Society of S by Susan Hubbard reads like a modern day vampire story and a coming of age story with 13 year-old Ariella Montero narrating. Is there such a thing as a literary vampire novel? Ms. Hubbard certainly writes … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Leftovers by Laura Wiess

Leftovers by Laura Wiess published Jan 2008, by MTV books. Dysfunction seems to be the prevailing theme of Ms. Wiess’s second book. I read her first book, Such a Pretty Girl, when it first came out in 2007. The theme … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Friends Unlikely by Susan Smith Alvis

Friends Unlikely by Susan Smith Alvis is a YA novel that is yet another gripping story about teens having to deal with some serious social issues. In this book it is drug addiction and HIV.  As the title suggests, it is … Continue reading

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YA Review:The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie is a young-adult novel whose prevailing themes are about courage and determination. It’s also a story about self-identity and friendship. Race and poverty. The narrator of the story is Arnold Spirit aka “Junior”, who is … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Adios to My Old Life by Caridad Ferrer

Adios to My Old Life by Caridad Ferrer, copyright 2006, 256 pages and available in ebook as well as paperback, publisher is MTV. Adios to My Old Life is a apt title for a book about a young girl whose … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Crown Duel, Book 1 by Sherwood Smith

Crown Duel (1997) Book 1 by Sherwood Smith is published by Puffin and is categorized as YA fantasy. Crown Duel (Book 1) is narrated by the young Countess Meliara, a heroine more comfortable in riding gear than a dress. She … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Such a Pretty Girl by Laura Wiess

Such a Pretty Girl deals with an unpleasant subject matter: rape. Let me explain something or give you a little history about me. I’m a fan of crime shows like Cold Case Files ,The First 48 Hours and American Justice … Continue reading

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