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We Are All Made Of Molecules by Susin Nielsen

Ashley is unintentionally hilarious. It’s rare that malapropism is done so well and so consistently in a YA novel; We Are All Made Of Molecules and Ashley in particular contributed to my joie de beaver, or joie de vie as most of us know the expression. (Susin Nielsen, if you’re reading this, joie de Bieber may have worked just as well even if it would, undoubtedly, become a little dated in the future. *) In a novel that deals with a number of difficult subjects in a sensitive way, like bullying, homophobia, grief, sexual assault, and the threat of compromising photos in addition to the themes of blended families, teenage drinking, and finding creative ways to help others, Ashley’s voice offers a huge, and much needed, serving of comedy at key points. Read more →

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Last Year’s Mistake by Gina Ciocca

So should you pick up Last Year’s Mistake or will it be a choice you wish you could take back? To answer that question, you have to take a look inside you: can you get passed the toxic way Kelsey refers to other girls toward the beginning? Can the presence of one swoonworthy guy and one maybe less-than-enchanting one in a love triangle get your heart racing? If you answered yes to both of these questions, then you’ll likely find Last Year’s Mistake to be a fun, realistic teen romance. Read more →

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Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone

I really need to find the time to add them into my reading schedule after finishing Every Last Word twice. The first time I read Stone’s new release, I couldn’t put it down and finished it in less than a day. The second time, I slowly savoured every last word, swoony detail, characterization, tear, and most importantly, the way that the author infuses the clues to the novel’s climax throughout the book. Both times were absolutely lovely, and I have a feeling that there will be additional readings of this book in my future. Read more →

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Representations in YA Lit: My Veg/Vegan TBR List

[F]rom comments I read on Goodreads or speaking to other readers and authors, it seems like there are a range of representations in the books below, including the experience of a teen who seems to use vegetarianism or veganism as a means of restricting or controlling the food they eat in a way that may be unhealthy in The Art of Falling for example. While I do think it’s possible to have a healthy vegetarian or vegan diet, some teens and adults might not go about in the right way, which makes this story just as necessary as one where there isn’t any problems represented. Read more →