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The Vast Fields of Ordinary by Nick Burd

Plot/Story: Dade Hamilton is an eighteen-year-old high school graduate. He is spending his summer working at Food World, avoiding his parents, making new friends, and keeping a secret he plans to take with him to college: he is gay. Dade becomes estranged from his…

Tricks by Ellen Hopkins

Tricks is the separate but interwoven and common-themed stories of five average teenagers, between the ages of 15-18. Eden is a genuinely nice person, though not nearly as much of a repentant Christian as her Pentecostal-Priest father and sycophantic mother would want her to…

The Beats of Summer: A Reading Event! (Sign-Up Post)

Welcome to the sign-up post for: The Beats of Summer: A Reading Event! Summertime is coming, and what better time than Summer to immerse ourselves in the works of the most rebellious, daring, and “hot” generation of American writers?? For this event, the goal…

Thoughts: Shine by Lauren Myracle

Shine by Lauren Myracle Final Verdict: 3.5 out of 4.0 YTD: 31 Plot/Story: 4 – Plot/Story is interesting/believable and impactful (socially, academically, etc.) Cat and Patrick are best of friends.  Cat is a tomboy who doesn’t mind getting a bit dirty and who doesn’t…

Review: The Marbury Lens by Andrew Smith

The Marbury Lens by Andrew Smith Final Verdict: 3.5 out of 4.0 YTD: 34 This review may contain minor spoilers. Plot/Story: 3 – Plot/Story is interesting & believable. Poor Jack.  Sixteen years old and still a virgin.  Then, in one night, he has the opportunity…

Review: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky Final Verdict: 4.0 out of 4.0 YTD: 15 Disclosure:  This is a book that I have read five times, now, but have yet to review.  The first three times I read it were in the…

Review: The Realm of Possibility by David Levithan

  The Realm of Possibility by David Levithan Final Verdict: 3.25 out of 4.0 YTD: 09  Plot/Story: 4 – Plot/Story is interesting/believable and impactful (socially, academically, etc.) “There’s the girl who is in love with Holden Caufield.  The boy who wants to be strong who…

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