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YA Book Review

The Future of UsThe Future of Us by Jay Asher

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Told from alternating points of view by the two main characters, this is a cute story that really makes you think. How do the things we do now affect what happens to us in the future? And what if all you had to do to check your future was click “refresh”?

Another thing it will make you think about?

Just how much you reveal in your Facebook status…..


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YA Review

PearlPearl by Jo Knowles
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The first word that came into my head when I sat staring at this blank page was “heart.” That’s what I associate with this novel. Because it’s sweet and raw and there was so much hurt and so much love. It’s a story with unique characters, who I could see so clearly in my mind. Pearl is somehow complex and simple at the same time. It was a story that I wasn’t expecting. And I don’t think I can say anymore without ruining the story, so I’ll stop now. Loved it, Jo! 🙂

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Sherman Alexie’s reply to Meghan Cox Gurdon’s ridiculously ignorant article about YA literature. If you haven’t read The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian then you need to immediately. It’s an incredible book.

If you have read Gurdon’s article and thought something along the lines of “she might just have a point there” then please, please, stop reading this blog.

Click the link below for the WSJ article:

Why the Best Kids Books Are Written in Blood

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