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YA Book Review

Please Ignore Vera DietzPlease Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Really amazing story. Voice, characters, plot, style – all of it just works and I could hardly put it down. Vera is such a strong, honest main character and her story is heartbreaking. You can feel everything she is going through. I loved getting the different character voices every now and then, including inanimate objects. Hearing from other characters made Vera a not-so-unreliable narrator and put things in perspective. I think this could go very wrong in other novels, but King gets it just right. Enough wit and humor to counteract the pain and raw truth. Definitely Printz-worthy.

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Hunger Games!!!! (i.e. YA Book Review)

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

You know, I was kind of worried about reading this again because it was just so amazing the first time. But enough time passed that I was a bit fuzzy on some of the details, so I had to re-read it before the movie. Yup – still amazing.

Anyone who says differently is selling something. 😉

(P.S.) Totally bought myself a mockingjay pin today!

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