Contests!, Reviews

Novel Madness 2018 FINALS

Yes, it's two of the sixth graders' all time favorites: The House of Hades and Hunger Games. Both novels have loyal followers. The contest will be decided this Wednesday, March 28, 2018. Stay tuned!

Reviews

I’ll Give You the Sun

 I'll Give You the Sun, by Jandy Nelson, is one of the best magical realism books I've read for Young Adults. It features twins, a boy and a girl, named Noah and Jude. They are coming of age in a world where Jude regularly sees and receives advice from her dead grandmother, and Noah sees… Continue reading I’ll Give You the Sun

Authors, Excerpts, Reviews

Author-go-Round: Tracy Lawson

Hi! I’m Tracy Lawson, and I’m so excited to be featured on Week 2 of this Author Interview-go-Round! I’m the author of Counteract and Resist, the first two volumes of the YA dystopian Resistance Series. Ignite, the third book in the series, is slated for release in summer 2016! Here’s a quick summary of the… Continue reading Author-go-Round: Tracy Lawson

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Neverwhere Book Review

Neverwhere, by Neil Gaiman, is a young adult magical realism novel. The main character, Richard Mayhew, struggles with his job and overbearing fiancee--who symbolizes parents/authority. He stops to help an injured girl, Door, and is plunged into a fantasy world underneath London. He follows Door on a quest to discover who killed her family. He… Continue reading Neverwhere Book Review

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Watersmeet

Watersmeet is the first novel in the Watersmeet series by Ellen Jensen Abbott. It is tagged Young Adult, but unlike some of today's YA books this one can be read by younger YA readers. It's about a girl who lives in a land with mythical creatures--including centaurs. You know how I am about horses, centaurs,… Continue reading Watersmeet