Category Young Adult

The Most Dangerous Place on Earth by Lindsey Lee Johnson

★★★★☆ What else could it be, of course? In small North American towns, where nothing ever really happens, high school is a universe on it’s own. Young athletes are worshiped like their world-renowned counterparts. All-American-Girls rise to their peaks. And sometimes, when reality hits a little too hard, lives are ended. Life can be cruel […]

February ’17 Wrap Up!

Yes, I know I’m late. It’s March 3rd already and I’m just getting around to posting this [first!] monthly wrap-up. I will use the excuse that February is the shortest month of the year, so if you think about it, technically I’m not late. In an alternate universe somewhere, today is February 31st. I’ll stand […]

Freeks by Amanda Hocking

★★☆☆☆ I will start this review with honesty: I am not a huge YA reader (even though that has been changing recently), but I always enjoy a good story. The Young Adult genre has been blowing up over the years. I remember how back when I was a preteen in the very early 2000’s, it […]

Optimists Die First by Susin Nielsen

★★★★☆ When I was in elementary school I read Kissing Doorknobs by Terry Spencer Hesser, a novel about a girl who suffers from OCD. I remember I picked up the book from a local library, it was in the “Young Adult” section, which made me feel very grown-up. I don’t remember much of it, but […]

The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea Sedoti

★★★☆☆ I’d always hated Lizzie, and her vanishing didn’t change that. Lizzie Lovett is missing and Hawthorn Creely needs to know what happened. Hawthorn doesn’t even really like Lizzie, but that’s exactly the point – how could a girl so beautiful, so popular, so happy, just disappear? The girls went to high school together, but […]