The Basic Eight by Daniel Handler is about a teenager named Flannery Culp who murdered her classmate. The story presents itself in the form of Flannery’s revised journal that she wants to publish. It shows her life with her group of friends (known as ‘the basic eight’), and the events leading up to the… Continue reading The Basic Eight by Daniel Handler | Book Review
https://youtu.be/8O06tMbIKh0 I watched Lindsey Ellis’ video about Twilight entitled: “Dear Stephanie Meyer” recently. The gist of it is that she argues that while Twilight, isn’t a good book or film, the hatred for it was way over-the-top. And that it’s the anti-teenage girl attitude society has that helped drive the hatred. Essentially, we accept… Continue reading Twilight/Stephanie Meyer Hate: Was it too much?
So, the most recent book I’ve read is Panic by Lauren Oliver. Oliver is one of my favorite authors and hasn’t disappointed me yet (except for, maybe, the third Delirium book.) Here I’ll breakdown what works in the book and what doesn’t. (slightly spoiler-ish) Idea/Creativity: When I first read the synopsis for this book I… Continue reading Panic by Lauren Oliver | Book Review
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver is one of my favorite books. The plot follows Samantha a girl in a group of mean girls who experiences an accident. She soon finds herself repeating the same day over and over again, this is because there’s something she has to fix. I was excited to learn… Continue reading Before I Fall (2017) | Movie Review
The Chosen One is a Young Adult book follows the story of a young girl named Kyra who lives in an isolated polygamist community. Unlike her family who follow all the rules of the community, she shows a bit of a rebellious streak by visiting and reading forbidden books from a mobile library and having… Continue reading The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams | Book Review
The Duff is a Young Adult book about a girl named Bianca Piper who is best friends with two beautiful girls and is “plain” by comparison. She gets labeled a Duff (designated ugly fat friend) by a popular, attractive boy named Wesley who's known in school for sleeping around. Bianca throws cherry coke when he… Continue reading The Duff by Kody Keplinger | Book Review
The Child Thief is a re-telling of Peter Pan. It follows a much darker version of the tale, not surprisingly. Taking place on a magical island, the book features Peter and the group of children he has a stolen – most of them from abused, broken homes. The island isn’t as magical as it used… Continue reading The Child Thief by Brom | Book Review
I love reading books from all age groups. Children's, teen, adult and anything in between. Here's a list of some of my favorite teen/YA books. Some of these have been my favorites for a long time, while others are more recent reads that managed to have a big impact on me. Not in any particular… Continue reading 11 Great Young Adult Books