Tag: teens

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

The world feels very wrong right now. Between shootings, terrorism, and the horrible people that are governing our country with seemingly no ethics or empathy whatsoever. I’ve been trying to write a review of this book for a while, and it’s especially relevant right…

The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer

The Interestings is about a group of friends who meet as teenagers at a summer camp for the arts. Julie is an insecure 14-year-old sent to camp on scholarship, who is stunned to be invited to hang out with the cool kids. They end…

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

This was a powerful book. Somehow it tackles a really emotional subject but doesn’t leave you a weepy, nose-blowing mess. It begins with the disappearance and death of sixteen-year-old Lydia in a 1977 Ohio suburb. Her family struggles to understand what happened to her,…

Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick

It’s never a good idea to categorize people, but for this review I’m going to anyway.  There are the people who loved high school, there’s the people who could deal with it without being completely traumatized, and then there’s the rest of us. If…

Skippy Dies by Paul Murray

For some reason, it took me a while to get into this book. You would think that a book where a kid falls over and dies in the first chapter (during a doughnut eating contest) would immediately draw you in.  Of course you want to…

Every Day by David Levithan

It’s entirely possible I’m reading too many books aimed at younger audiences (see this recent post), because I didn’t care for this one.  By the end, I appreciated what Levithan was trying to do, and I also appreciated the creative, complex concept of the…

Books in the News: A Weekly Update

The Nook and the Kindle both reduced prices this week.  The Kindle is down to $189.  Of course this is a reaction to sales of the IPad – but I’m hoping it’s also an indication that a new Kindle is on its way this…

Review: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

(Spoiler alert: don’t read if you’re still planning to read The Hunger Games) I was surprised by how much I enjoyed The Hunger Games — I was expecting Twilight but these books are fun, thoughtful reads . I was also put off at first…

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