Category Archive: Romance

Book Review: Captive Hearts of Oz

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We all know the story.  A young girl named Dorothy, living with her Auntie Em and Uncle Henry, is whisked away by a tornado along with her little dog, Toto.  Her house lands… Continue reading

With a Bit of Love: YA Title List

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For the sake of Valentine’s Day, I wanted to take a moment to talk about love. Love and romance is a central force in the lives of many teens. It will be present… Continue reading

Class Novel: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

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Aspects of a great class (or group/book club) read: Strong themes Intriguing discussion points Tough aspects of life faced by teens daily Multi-cultural Page-turner As I was recently devouring Nicola Yoon’s Everything, Everything,… Continue reading

24 Hours or less

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One day can change your life. Anything can happen if you keep yourself open to the possibilities. In The Sun is Also a Star, it is Natasha’s last day in the United States.… Continue reading

Alternate Formats

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A couple of books have come by my desk recently that really caught my eye because of their unique format. The two books below caught my attention because there are stories told entirely… Continue reading

Review : A Little Something Different

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A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall. 9781250061454. 2014. Gr 9-12. A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall is exactly that, a little something different. It’s a romance about a boy and girl… Continue reading

Books and Gender

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I had the pleasure of speaking to a group of upper elementary-age boys at a local public school last week. Their wonderful librarian had set up the “guys group” to be a focus… Continue reading

Book Review: Brooklyn, Burning

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Brooklyn, Burning by Steve Brezenoff.  Sept. 2011. 9780761375265. Gr. 9-12. We are very excited to showcase this book on our blog, (it was recently a finalist in NPR’s “Best-Ever Teen Book” feature, and… Continue reading

Beach Reads for Winter

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Just because the temperature has dropped, and you wouldn’t be caught dead outside in a swimsuit doesn’t mean you can’t still  enjoy some nice, fluffy, chick-litty reads!  So if you’ve just finished re-reading… Continue reading

Book Review: The Raven Boys

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The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. Coming out Sept. 18, 2012. 9780545424929. Grades 9-12. (ARC Copy). Blue comes from a family of psychics, but she has no powers of her own, just the… Continue reading