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Interesting Finds in the Blogosphere of June 2019

Yesterday was the end of June, so it’s time to wrap up June. Instead of reviewing my reading and blogging month, I want to focus on featuring some awesome posts around the book blogosphere. To start this off, there were a few good posts about blogging. Pamela from Reverie Society teaches you how to develop… Continue reading Interesting Finds in the Blogosphere of June 2019

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Thoughts · Young Adult

Where Are the YA Characters Who Wear Glasses?

When was the last time you found a character in a young adult book who needed glasses? Were they ever one of the teen main characters? I was inspired to write this post by American Panda by Gloria Chao because Mei, the protagonist, admits to being nearsighted. Mei narrates, “Because of my nearsightedness and my mother’s… Continue reading Where Are the YA Characters Who Wear Glasses?

Contemporary Realistic Fiction · Review · Young Adult

Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin

Riley Cavanaugh, the child of a conservative congressman, is gender fluid. Some days Riley identifies as a boy, and some days as a girl. Now Riley is starting over at a public school and dealing with the congressman’s campaign. A therapist recommends Riley starts an anonymous blog to vent, and Riley creates one under the name Alix. The blog goes viral. Alix/Riley will have to make a decision: abandon the blog or come out and risk everything. Symptoms of Being Human, by Jeff Garvin, describes one experience of being gender fluid and shows.

Contemporary Realistic Fiction · Review · Young Adult

True Letters from a Fictional Life by Kenneth Logan

James Liddell is in the closet in his small Vermont town. Everyone in town knows him to be a star athlete who is dating sweet Theresa. He writes his darkest secrets in letters that he will never send, like Abraham Lincoln. He likes boys. As he figures out who he is, he befriends new people and works through his problems in writing.

Review · Science Fiction · Young Adult

Wither by Lauren DeStefano

Series: The Chemical Garden Trilogy, #1 Publisher: Simon & Schuster BFYR Pub. Date: 2011 Genre: Dystopian YA, Romance Pages: 358 Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars Designer babies became the norm when the scientists discovered how to make a baby that would have a long lifespan and be immune to most illnesses, including cancer. The… Continue reading Wither by Lauren DeStefano

Contemporary Realistic Fiction · Review · Young Adult

Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Publisher: Balzer + Bray Pub. Date: 2015 Genre: Contemporary YA, Romance Pages: 303 Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars Back in June, I saw Becky Albertalli’s Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda on display at the library in honor of LGBT Pride Month, but I got around to reading it in July. I was looking for LGBT books at the time.… Continue reading Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli