Category Archives: young adult

I Am Here Now – YA, book recommendation

Title: I Am Here Now Author: Barbara B0ttner Publisher: Imprint, 2020 Ages: 13+ Format/Genre: Fiction in verse Themes: coming-of-age, The Bronx, the sixties, art, dysfunctional families, teenage angst, abuse, semi-autobiographical Reviewed from a copy sent from the author Favorite Quotes: I have, despite everything,or … Continue reading

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The Name She Gave Me – YA Book Recommendation

Title: The Name She Gave Me Author: Betty Culley Publisher: Harper Teen, 2022 Ages: 11-15 Format/Genre: Novel in verse Themes: adoption, birth family, fostering, siblings, names, identity, Maine, novels in verse Reviewed from an ARC Opening: Synopsis: When Rynn was born, her birth mother … Continue reading

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Pride Month YA Recommendation – The Key to You and Me

Title: The Key to You and Me Illustrator: Jaye Robin Brown Publisher: Harper Teen, 2021 Ages: 13+ Format/Genre: Contemporary YA Themes: Pride Month, romance, coming-out, out and proud, riding, driving, dating, lesbians, small-town south, lgbtqia+ Synopsis: A sweet and funny #ownvoices LGBTQ+ romance perfect for … Continue reading

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