YA Book Review: Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green My rating: 4 of 5 stars Describing mental illness to someone who is not mentally ill is probably one of the hardest things to do. It's like that game where you try to explain to an alien how to make a peanut butter sandwich when they don't [...]

YA Book Review

Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King My rating: 5 of 5 stars Really amazing story. Voice, characters, plot, style - all of it just works and I could hardly put it down. Vera is such a strong, honest main character and her story is heartbreaking. You can feel everything she is going through. I [...]

Hunger Games!!!! (i.e. YA Book Review)

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins My rating: 5 of 5 stars You know, I was kind of worried about reading this again because it was just so amazing the first time. But enough time passed that I was a bit fuzzy on some of the details, so I had to re-read it before the [...]

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Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen My rating: 4 of 5 stars This was a cute story and fun to listen to. It had some great characters who really surprised me in a I'm-not-what-you-think-I-am way. There are some good lessons about acceptance and learning to be who you are without sacrificing who you thought [...]

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Goat Girls by Francesca Lia Block My rating: 5 of 5 stars I read Weetzie Bat a few years ago for grad school and loved it. I may have loved this even more. It's not so much a story, as a dream that you can feel, taste, smell and hear. The characters sparkle with life [...]

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The Dead-Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan My rating: 3 of 5 stars I listened to this on CD and I'm not sure if it was the girl's voice that made me not like it as much or what. I did like it though, just not as much as the first one. And I found the [...]