young adult

"Every Exquisite Thing"

my take: “Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic.”* Nanette and Alex meet through their encounter with …

"The Memory of Light"

my take: Thank you, Francisco X. Stork for writing this book. I cried when I read your author’s note at …

"Paper Towns"

my take: I very much enjoyed John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars, so when I saw this at Target …

"Divergent"

my take: This has been on and off my to-read pile for a long time. I was excited about it …

"The Fault in Our Stars"

my take: This was almost as wonderful and necessary as Wonder … but for a slightly older age group. (And …

"What Came from the Stars"

my take: I’ve loved everything I’ve read by Gary Schmidt … he currently teaches at my alma mater … so …

"How it’s Done"

my take: How often do you get to read a published book by someone you know? It came out on …

"Wonder"

my take: Oh, man. This is really good. This is one of those books you want everybody to read. It’s …

"Marcelo in the Real World"

my take: First off, ignore the cover. Seriously. This book is for high school and above and the cover doesn’t …

"moon over manifest"

my take: this is a great younger read … probably younger than the typical “young adult.” it won the newbery …

"okay for now"

my take: i loved this! a minor character from the wednesday wars tells his story…so for me, a familiar yet …

"the wednesday wars"

my take: pastor heidi read a wonderful passage from this in her sermon recently, so i was prompted to finally review …

"The Hunger Games"

my take: It’s hard to say I love this book because it is brutal. Seriously, I had nightmares. and, yet, …