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Merry Christmas! (Update on old projects)

Happy holidays to all of my readers! It’s funny how it all goes by so fast. Just within the past couple of months, I’ve refined my review strategy, gotten a day job where I go to school, and hopefully you guys have enjoyed the new content I’ve put into this blog. I am nearing my […]

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Yearning for YA: Realistic Fiction

So here’s the update on Yearning for YA, as promised. The first genre we covered in my Young Adult Literature course was realistic fiction. While I’m into all types of genres now, realistic fiction is one of the main genres that pulled me into the world of reading growing up. As a kid, I particularly enjoyed Judy […]

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Yearning for YA: Fantasy

So I thought I’d post something else under Yearning for YA. I know I haven’t posted about that in a while, so why not?The YA Literature class I’m in is fascinating. For some reason, I love reading about different genres of writing aimed at young adults. Anyway, I wanted to talk a bit about my favorite […]

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Review: The Graveyard Book

The Graveyard Book by Neil GaimanMy rating: 4 of 5 stars So quick story before I dive into this review. I was going into ninth grade, about five years ago now, and this was on my Summer Reading List. I picked it up, but the story wasn’t grabbing me right away (I was very impatient […]

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Review: The Crossover

The Crossover by Kwame AlexanderMy rating: 3 of 5 stars So…. I will admit that I have a love/hate relationship with this book. I’ve never been into sports, mainly because most of them I’m not able to play, and I never got into watching them or reading about them. I just couldn’t relate. That said, […]

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Review: Looking for Alaska

Looking for Alaska by John GreenMy rating: 3 of 5 stars I woke up sick, so I apologize if this review is a little disorganized…. Well, this book was not what I expected. I expected a romance story with both Alaska and the main character Pudge. The first half of the story was long and, […]

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Review: The Devil’s Arithmetic

The Devil’s Arithmetic by Jane YolenMy rating: 3 of 5 stars When I was fourteen years old, I was nominated by my school district to receive an award known as the Raoul Wallenberg award. This honor was given to one kid from each school district in the state, and less than twenty kids per school […]

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Review: Hoot

Hoot by Carl HiaasenMy rating: 4 of 5 stars This book is listed under Project: Yearning for YA. To learn more about this project, click here.I’ve had a love/hate relationship with YA literature in recent years. Depending on the hand writing the story, YA can be good, great, just okay, bad, or absolutely atrocious. I […]

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Project: Yearning for YA

So it’s been a while since I’ve posted a review of a novel (besides Journal 3 Special Edition) but I just got Hoot by Carl Hiaasen today and I just finished it a few minutes ago. I should have a review posted either tomorrow or Friday for it.Anyway, I’m scheduled to take a YA literature course […]