YA Literature – for adolescents between the ages of 15 and 18 and all those young at heart adults like me. Here are a few interesting YA books to check out this summer. They have been talked about to death everywhere, except Living Violet. It was a suggestion that I got from a literary blog […]
Philippa Gregory the queen of historical fiction has published her first YA novel called Changeling in the Order of Darkness series. It takes place in 15th century Europe. The main characters are Luca Vero and Isolde. They are both seventeen and headed for a whirlwind adventure filled with mysterious strangers, witches, dark magic, werewolves, and much […]
I have just started to add reading YA novels to my repertoire because some of them are pretty interesting and secondly it enables me to suggest good books to the French kids I tutor in English. I’m an English Foreign Language teacher in France and have come to the conclusion that students have difficulty writing […]
John “Basil” Henderson is a smooth, fine, chocolate brother who’s turned the head of Yancey Harrington Braxton or is it the other way around. Needless to say, they both come from dysfunctional families and are looking for love. Yancey is a beautiful, arrogant, highly competitive Broadway star, who spends money as if it’s water running […]
What better friendship than the one between two sisters close in age! What one has the other doesn’t have and vice versa. In adversity, they will take care of and support each other. This was a lovely picture taken at my niece’s wedding in Montelimar.
Well this book was a real surprise for me, but also for my book club! I didn’t originally vote for it but it passed the cut for the list of books to read for my book club 2011-2012. Everybody enjoyed the story and said they learned so many things. Reading the synopsis frightened me. I […]
Here’s the second novel this year that I’ve read from Jamaica Kincaid. Lucy is a coming of age novel about a girl of the same name from the West Indies who is sent to North America. There she is meant to work as a jeune fille au pair for Lewis and Mariah. They are a […]
This evening was filled with music when I played with my orchestra the violin above at 6:30pm. My daughter played her flute with her orchestra an hour and a half later. We then spent the rest of the evening enjoying lovely music from all the other orchestras until 11pm. What a great way to start […]