Category Archives: Young Adult Fiction

Every Day, by David Levithan: 3.5/5

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Each day, A wakes up in the body of a different person. A can access some of their memories, and makes an honest effort not to royally screw up their lives. But one day, A meets Rhiannon …

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Summer and Bird, by Katherine Catmull: 4/5

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Sisters Summer and Bird awaken one morning to find the house empty and cold. Their parents—and the family cat—have disappeared. Following an encoded message from …

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The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There, by Catherynne M. Valente: 3.5/5

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September has waited all year for Fairyland to reveal itself to her again. She wants nothing more than to experience the lightness and joy that Fairyland has to offer, after the darkness …

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Seraphina, by Rachel Hartman: 4.5/5

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Though humans and dragons have lived peacefully for 40 years, old tensions run high. Dragons take human form and act as ambassadors, and as lightning rods for anti-dragon sentiment …

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Girl of Nightmares, by Kendare Blake: 4/5

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Cas Lowood’s job is to send ghosts on, but that work is being affected by his unwillingness to let one ghost go. Cas sees and hears Anna everywhere—and always in terrible pain …

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Anna Dressed in Blood, by Kendare Blake: 4/5

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Teenager Cas Lowood travels this world, sending ghosts into the next. His mother wishes he would stop putting himself in danger, and stick around one …

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Splendors and Glooms, by Laura Amy Schlitz: 4/5

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Spooky elements: Creepy atmosphere, dueling magic, deadly artifacts, plenty of villains (including one who is downright dastardly) …

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Gossip Girl, by Cecily Von Ziegesar: 2/5

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Good for: Obviously this is good for someone; it sold a bazillion copies and had a ton of sequels and a television show (still on the air). But I …

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The Color of Earth Series, by Kim Dong Hwa: 2.5/5

Good for: I was frequently unsettled by the strange combination of biological facts about coming of age, what seemed like very incorrect …

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The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green: 5/5

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I had a whirlwind romance with this book: it made me laugh, made me cry, and made me rush to the ending though I didn’t really want to put it …

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