Tag Archives: young adult

2016: My Year in Books

Warning: This post may be of no interest to anyone but myself. Here is my annual reflection on what I read in the past year, with a Top 16 for ’16, a list I may find myself disagreeing with by … Continue reading

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Quick Reviews of Seven 2016 MG/YA Books

Here are a few titles that I’ve enjoyed recently. Those most likely to appeal to older students are near the top, with those geared toward younger readers toward the end. The Memory of Things by Gae Polisner “It’s like I’m … Continue reading

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Four More Books for High School Libraries and Classrooms!

Here are four books that will be great additions to high school libraries and classrooms. Each can work as independent reading or as texts shared by a larger number of students. If you’re making a list of summer reading suggestions, … Continue reading

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Review: HALF A LIFE by Darin Strauss

Half a Life: A Memoir by Darin Strauss My rating: 5 of 5 stars I just finished (in one day) Half a Life by Darin Strauss, and I highly recommend this memoir. When he was 18, Strauss was driving a … Continue reading

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Review: LITTLE BROTHER by Cory Doctorow

Little Brother by Cory Doctorow My rating: 4 of 5 stars I like the book’s concept and characters, but politics overwhelms the story in places. I tend to agree with Doctorow’s politics, but when he “broke the wall” in a … Continue reading

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