Sexy


Book Reviews, YA literature

Good looking.  Fine.  Cute. Hunky.  Sexy.  Hot.  The word sexy can best be defined as being sexually suggestive, stimulating, or appealing.  However equivocal the word, since it can be used to describe how one feels and how one is perceived, that is the main focal point of the Young Adult novel by Joyce Carol Oates. […]

August 11, 2013

One Crazy Summer


Book Reviews, YA literature

This summer I plunged into One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia.  Its attractive cover will definitely entice Middle Grade readers, as well as Young Adult readers to discover a crazy summer in Oakland, California in 1968.  The novel begins with Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern, threes sisters on their way to Oakland in pursuit of their […]

August 8, 2013

Paper Covers Rock


Book Reviews, YA literature

As dubious as I am about reading Young Adult books, I’m always surprised when I manage to find one that’s really worth the read.  It seems as if 2013 has been a charm for choosing really good ones.  Paper Covers Rock is the story of Alex.  A sixteen year old boy lacking assurance and attending […]

March 27, 2013