Category Archives: young adult

Three Matthew Quick Novels

I recently went on a Matthew Quick kick. I had already seen the film “Silver Linings Playbook” more times than I can count at this point, and I was discussing it with my friendly local librarian. She suggested I read … Continue reading

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A Review of “Magic or Madness”

“Magic or Madness” is the first book of a trilogy by the same name, written by Justine Larbalestier. I was actually looking for fiction about mental illness when I stumbled upon this, which combines YA fantasy and mental illness into … Continue reading

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A Review of “Half Bad” by Sally Green

“Half Bad” by Sally Green showed up on my Goodreads home page as a book that was trending in the fantasy genre, and it looked promising, so I wrote it down on my library grocery list. I’ve noticed that I … Continue reading

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2 reviews of knitting novels

I’ve been falling behind on my book review posts.  I keep forgetting that I have some old reviews to fall back on while I’m in the middle of a book.  Today I finished Lev Grossman’s The Magician King, the sequel … Continue reading

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More of Madeleine L’Engle’s Austin family novels

Madeleine L’Engle is one of my absolute favorite young adult authors.  Her Austin family series is dear to my heart, and those are the only books of hers that I have purchased, although I don’t have all of them [yet]. … Continue reading

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Pioneer fiction for a younger audience

Just as I said I probably would, I am going to bundle together a few reviews of YA/Juvenile historical fiction in the same theme as my previous post.  I have some beloved favorites that I would like to share. Very … Continue reading

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The Arm of the Starfish

I’ve been busy spending time with my parents this weekend, so I haven’t been doing any reading or writing.  I thought that this would be another good time to fill in the gap with a previously-written review. I’ve shared a … Continue reading

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