Tag Archive: teen fiction

MEMO Mini Preview

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Tomorrow the librarians at Mackin will be in St. Cloud, MN for the MEMO conference.  We will be talking about new books for school libraries in two presentations—one for elementary and another for… Continue reading

Book Review: The White Bicycle

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The White Bicycle by Beverley Brenna.  October 2012. 9780889954830.  Gr. 9-12. The White Bicycle opens with a dream.  Taylor is walking through the woods.  Her mother is calling after her, but Taylor continues… Continue reading

My Favorite Fictional Teachers

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It’s almost Thanksgiving, and in thinking about what I am grateful for this year, I keep coming back to teachers.  I’m grateful for all the teachers at my daughter’s school for the work… Continue reading

Can’t get enough of fairytale re-tellings?

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Me neither!  As I mentioned in a previous post, I love fairytale re-tellings.  They always contain a sweet romance where love conquerors all and evil doesn’t stand a chance against the pure in… Continue reading

New Teen Romances

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One of my first posts on this blog last year was Stand-out Teen Romances, and I thought I’d reprise the post with a few new titles for those who want to spend Valentine’s… Continue reading

Author Interview: Brenna Yovanoff

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I am so thrilled to introduce one of my favorite authors, Brenna Yovanoff! If you happen to recall, I reviewed her latest release The Space Between recently, which you can view here. Brenna… Continue reading

Historical fiction has it all

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One of the reasons I like historical fiction is the variety within the genre.  You can find adventure, romance, humor, and realism in a historical novel. All the Earth, Thrown to the Sky… Continue reading

Beyond Inexcusable

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Chris Lynch raised some important and provocative questions in his 2005 novel Inexcusable, in which a high school senior is accused of date rape.  This book certainly wasn’t the first time that rape… Continue reading

Back to School

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I hope Books in Bloom readers are settling into the new school year nicely.  Here in our office, the new school year means we are busy with collection development requests from schools across… Continue reading

Series Review: The Maze Runner Trilogy

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I don’t know about you, but I think one of the worst feelings in the world is finishing an incredible book, and then realizing you have to wait an entire year for the… Continue reading