Tag Archives: teen fiction

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

I’m continuing Latin@ week at alibrarymama with a book that’s become a classic just in the five years since it came out. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz. Read by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Simon … Continue reading

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To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before & P.S. I Still Love You

Jenny Han’s hit books have a heady mix of relationships romantic and not, ethical dilemmas, trouble and hilarity. I was very excited to read just last week that Han is writing a new one. Continue reading

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Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell

Do you love Rainbow Rowell as much as I do?  I thought I’d read everything she’d written – until Kate at Mom’s Radius posted about this one, a novella written especially for World Book Day in the UK.  Happily, she’d … Continue reading

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Peas and Carrots

This is one that lots of other bloggers I trust liked – intriguing enough to induce me to read contemporary YA. Peas and Carrots by Tanita S. Davis. Alfred A. Knopf, 2016. The story alternates between the points of view … Continue reading

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Murder is Bad Manners

I’m pretty sure that I first heard about this one from the Book Smugglers – Ana living in England could of course read this before me here in the U.S. Brandy at Random Musings of a Bibliophile and Karen at … Continue reading

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I’ll Give You the Sun

I picked this up, a finalist in the Cybils Realistic Fiction for Young Adults, even though I don’t do much realistic fiction these days, because I needed an audiobook right then, it was there, I’d just been talking up all … Continue reading

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Dodger

I’ve mentioned before that Pratchett is a reliable author whose prolific works I don’t try to keep up with. I just know that if there’s a gap in my listening (or, much less often, reading) schedule, there will be a … Continue reading

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Legend

This is the audiobook I started so long ago for the 48 Hour Reading Challenge, a teen dystopia with diversity. Legend. Book 1. by Marie Lu. Read by Steven Kaplan and Mariel Stern. Penguin Audio, 2011. Legend is the first … Continue reading

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Scarlet

This is one I’d been wanting to read since it first came out, and just now got around to. Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen. Walker and Co., 2012. This extra-dark Robin Hood retelling features a cross-dressing Will Scarlet with a haunted … Continue reading

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The Great Green Heist

This is the book that got picked to be the poster child for the #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign. The librarian at my son’s school and the local bookstore that runs the book fair there were kind enough to agree when I asked … Continue reading

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