Category Archives: Young Adult

Cascade – Lisa Bergren

Publisher:  David C. Cook Pages:  416 Source:  I purchased a copy Genre:  Young Adult, Medieval, Romance Here are the books in the River of Time Series. Blurb from Amazon: Mom touched my underdress—a gown made six hundred years before—and her … Continue reading

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Addie on the Inside – James Howe

Publisher:  Atheneum (July 26, 2011) Pages:  224 Source:  I received a review copy from Simon and Schuster’s Galley Grab Genre:  Young Adult, Realistic Fiction From Amazon: The Gang of Five is back in this third story from Paintbrush Falls. Addie … Continue reading

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Guantanamo Boy – Anna Perera

Publisher:  Albert Whitman & Company Pages:  352 Source:  I received a copy from Net Galley Genre:  Young Adult, Realistic fiction, Survival, This is a powerful story.  The author has taken the events of 9/11 and shown us how  the events … Continue reading

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Student Saturday: A Girl Named Mister – Nikki Grimes

This review is by my student De’Asia Publisher:  Zondervan Pages:  232 Genre:  Young Adult, Realistic Fiction The Book, A Girl Named Mister is about a girl named Mary Rudine, who is in High School and gets pregnant.  Mister is a … Continue reading

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Cinder and Ella – Melissa Lemon

Publisher:  Cedar Fort Inc, (November 8, 2011 Pages:  280 Source:  I received a copy from NetGalley Genre:  Young Adult ,Fantasy, Fairy Tales The story of Cinder and Ella is loosely based on the fairy tale Cinderella.  I say loosely because … Continue reading

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Legwork and a Kindle Giveaway by Roland Smith

Publisher:  Roland Smith INC (June 9, 2011)Source:  Downloaded ebook from AmazonGenre:  Middle Grade/Young Adult Adventure, Thriller I follow several book review blogs.  By far one of my favorites belongs to Jennifer Donovan at “5 Minutes for Books”.  On her post … Continue reading

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Nightmare at Camp Forrestwood

Publisher:  Outskirts PressPages:  132Source:  Received copy for review from publisherGenre:  Young Adult, Thriller From the Back of the BookHolly Jenson is the new student at Madison High and she’s never felt so uncomfortable in her life.  She can’t figure out … Continue reading

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Angel Burn – L.A. Weatherly

Publisher: CandlewickPages: 464Genre: YA, FantasySource: I received a review galley from the publisher through NetGalley This is not your typical heavenly angel type story.  In this book we find a group of “angels” that suck the life right out of … Continue reading

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The First Escape – G.P. Taylor

Publisher:  TyndalePages:  288Genre:  Young Adult, Graphic AdventureSource:  Review Copy from Publisher through NetGalley This is the first book in the Dopple Ganger series by G.P. Taylor.  The main characters are twins Saskia and Sadie Dopple and Erik Morrisey Ganger.  They … Continue reading

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The Great Mogul Diamond – G.P. Taylor

Publisher: TyndalePages: 304Genre: Young Adult Graphic AdventureSource: Review Copy from Publisher In this third book in the Dopple Ganger Series we find Saskia and Sadie living with Muzz Elliott.  After over- hearing a phone conversation they determine that someone is … Continue reading

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