“No,” Luke said. “She wanted to live free. Not die. Not hide. Live.” It’s extremely difficult to write something for people of all ages, and still make it have the same overall emotional impact on everyone reading it – regardless of age. Among the Hidden is one of the few middle grade books to accomplish… Read More Among the Hidden
The Program is a really interesting combination of two of YA’s biggest current fads: dystopian novels and a focus on taboo issues, mainly teen suicide. While this combination was a risky if not extremely ambitious, somehow Suzanne Young managed to pull it off. …Some things are better left in the past. And true things are… Read More The Program
Note: this was a DNF for me. I read about 30%, but couldn’t bring myself to read on. I only started Starglass because of the author – Phoebe North. She is one of my favorite reviewers out in the blogosphere, and I was really interested in seeing how her debut novel would turn out. Sadly,… Read More Starglass
There has been such an incredible amount of hype for Jessi Kirby’s Golden, and I am happy to say that it is not unwarranted. It is a touching and beautiful novel, and I found myself immersed in Parker’s story of self-discovery. Stereotypical good girl and class Valedictorian, Parker is about to graduate high school without… Read More “Golden”
Margaret Peterson Haddix’s Among the Hidden series is one of my favorite dystopian series because of how utterly thought provoking and eerily plausible it is; so I was curious to see what she was able to do with Found. And she certainly didn’t disappoint. It wasn’t there. Then it was. It’s Angela DuPre’s first day… Read More Found
The hype for Neal Schusterman’s Unwind trilogy is past the roof and beyond; and I can’t way I don’t really see why. This is a thought-provoking and decently executed novel and I have no regrets reading it; even if it didn’t particularly blow my mind. First came the Second Civil War (a.k.a. the “Heartland War”)… Read More "Unwind"