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Judging More Than Just The Cover
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Akata Witch | Nnedi Okorafor
“Prejudice begets prejudice, you see. Knowledge does not always evolve into wisdom.” Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy. Number of Pages: 349. Perspective: First. Location: Nigeria. Twelve-year-old Sunny is an albino living in Nigeria. She leans that she is part o...
Akata Witch | Nnedi Okorafor
Akata Witch | Nnedi Okorafor
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Push | Sapphire
“Depression is anger turned inward.” Genre: Contemporary Young Adult. Number of Pages: 177. Perspective: First. Location: Harlem, New York. Precious is a sixteen-year-old girl pregnant for the first time with her father’s baby. She is illiterate and gets ki...
Push | Sapphire
Push | Sapphire
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One for the Money | Janet Evanovich
“You're a marshmallow. Soft and sweet and when you get heated up you go all gooey and delicious.” Genre: Mystery/Chick Lit. Number of Pages: 320. Perspective: First. Location: Trenton, New Jersey. Stephanie Plum is desperate for cash after losing her job. S...
One for the Money | Janet Evanovich
One for the Money | Janet Evanovich
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Thanksgiving: What to Read
Thanksgiving is a time for food, football, and family. Some families are a little more normal  than others. What is "normal" anyway? Here are my favorite books about dysfunctional families.  I'll Give The Sun | Jandy Nelson I’ll Give You The Sun  follows a ...
Thanksgiving: What to Read
Thanksgiving: What to Read
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The Way I Used to Be | Amber Smith
“I don't know who I am right now. But I know who I'm not. And I like that.” Genre: Young Adult Contemporary. Number of Pages: 367. Perspective: First. The book starts with a freshman, Eden, getting raped by her brother’s best friend. We see her change over ...
The Way I Used to Be | Amber Smith
The Way I Used to Be | Amber Smith
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The Blue Girl | Charles De Lint
“Don't forget - no one else sees the world the way you do, so no one else can tell the stories that you have to tell.”   Genre: Young Adult Urban Fantasy. Number of Pages: 368. Perspective: First Alternating. Location: Newford. Imogene, the tough punk, and ...
The Blue Girl | Charles De Lint
The Blue Girl | Charles De Lint
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Fair Haven | Red Lagoe
“Don't let the crap that happens to you in life keep you from living. Live with a fire in your heart and a fire under your ass and fight like mad.” Genre: Horror/Post-Apocalyptic. Number of Pages: 228. Perspective: Third Alternating. Location: New England. ...
Fair Haven | Red Lagoe
Fair Haven | Red Lagoe
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It’s A Writer Thing -- Six Myths of Revision
This is a guest post by Jessica Bayliss.  Hello, Wonderful Writers! I’ve been deficient in my blogging over the last couple of months. I’ve heard how jammed launch-time can be, and now I know first hand. They weren’t lying. It’s an intensely busy time. But ...
It’s A Writer Thing -- Six Myths of Revision
It’s A Writer Thing -- Six Myths of Revision
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Teen Read Week: What to Read
Young adult books are not just for teens. Some of us adults also enjoy stories about friendship, coming-of-age, and the joys/struggles of high school. Here are my favorite books to read for Teen Read Week! Panic | Lauren Oliver  Panic is a young adult novel...
Teen Read Week: What to Read
Teen Read Week: What to Read
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Circe | Madeline Miller
“But in a solitary life, there are rare moments when another soul dips near yours, as stars once a year brush the earth. Such a constellation was he to me.” Genre: Mythology. Number of Pages: 394. Perspective: First. Location: Greece. This is a Greek mythol...
Circe | Madeline Miller
Circe | Madeline Miller
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