Category Archives: young adult

Ramona Blue – Book Recommendation

Title: Ramona Blue Author: Julie Murphy Publisher: Balzer & Bray, 2017 Themes: love, genderqueer, fluid sexuality, bisexualism, lesbianism, family, responsibility, labeling, poverty, swimming Age: 13+   Opening: This is a memory I want to keep forever: Grace standing at the stove of her parents’ … Continue reading

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The Truth of Right Now – Book Recommendation

Title: The Truth of Right Now Author: Kara Lee Corthron Publisher: Simon Pulse, Jan. 3rd, 2017 Ages: 14+ Themes: abuse, family conflicts, mental illness, violence, racism, white privilege I received an ARC of this novel from the publisher in exchange for … Continue reading

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Dessert First – Book Recommendation

TITLE: Dessert First   AUTHOR: Dean Gloster   PUBLISHER: Merit Press, September 2016   ARC FROM PUBLISHER.   AGES: 12+ (YA)   THEMES/TOPICS: childhood cancer, family dynamics, leukemia. brothers & sisters, San Francisco, high school   OPENING LINES: I‘ve thought … Continue reading

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