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Monthly Archives: April 2011
True Believer by V.E. Wolff Post number twenty-six is for Virginia Euwer Wolff's True Believer, another required reading title for my YA Lit course. (Sidenote: I'm so glad I only have one more book to read for this course! It … Continue reading
Crank by Ellen Hopkins Post number twenty-five is for Ellen Hopkins’ Crank, which was an assigned title for my YA Lit course. Crank is written in verse, and the author did a really good job of using the way the … Continue reading
American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang Post number twenty-four is for Gene Luen Yang's American Born Chinese, another required reading assignment for my YA Lit course. I'm not really sure what I think about this book. There are three … Continue reading
Persepolis: The Story of A Childhood by Marjane Satrapi Post number twenty-three is for Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis: The Story of A Childhood, which was another required graphic novel for this week's YA Lit course. I have been looking at this … Continue reading
Kingdom Keepers IV: Power Play by Ridley Pearson Post number twenty-two is for Ridley Pearson’s Kingdom Keepers IV: Power Play, which is (obviously) the fourth book in the Kingdom Keepers series. These books are really fun for me, because I … Continue reading
Stuck in the Middle: Seventeen Comics from an Unpleasant Age edited by Ariel Schrag Post number twenty-one is for Stuck in the Middle, a collection of seventeen comics about life as a middle schooler. I'm not going to go on … Continue reading
Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause Post number twenty is for Annette Curtis Klause's Blood and Chocolate, which was a required reading assignment for my YA Lit class. This book was a shade darker than I was anticipating, and … Continue reading
Impossible by Nancy Werlin Post number nineteen is for Nancy Werlin’s Impossible, which is another required reading assignment for YA Lit. This week’s books focus on supernatural aspects, so they are right up my alley. I really liked this book; … Continue reading
An Island Like You: Stories of the Barrio by Judith Ortiz Cofer Post number eighteen is for Judith Ortiz Cofer’s An Island Like You, which was another required reading assignment for my YA Lit course. This book is made up … Continue reading