YA

Books That Came My Way In January

I’m happy to say that my reading in January was about what I had expected. I stayed on track and reviewed all the books I was hoping to during that month. I started two books that I had been wanting to read for my own enjoyment and even finished one of them. Deadlines required me…
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Book Review: Finding Daddy Warbucks By David Hwa

FINDING DADDY WARBUCKS By: David Hwa Published: May 13, 2014 Publisher: Wellworth LLC Fiction I’m participating in the book tour for FINDING DADDY WARBUCKS through PUMP UP YOUR BOOK. For other stops on the tour click HERE. Haley, a 10-year-old, decides that nearly a year after her father died in an accident, it is time…
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Book Review: Paperboy By Vince Vawter

PAPERBOY By: Vince Vawter Published: May 14, 2013 Publisher: Delacorte Books  Fiction – Middle Grade/YA I was drawn to this story because it tells of a young boy and his struggles with stuttering. Both of our teenage boys stutter. The author himself stuttered as a child and wrote this story from his childhood experiences growing…
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Book Review: The Fever By Megan Abbott

THE FEVER By: Megan Abbott Published: June 17, 2014 Publisher: Little Brown and Co Fiction Deenie is a normal teenager attending high school. Her brother, Eli, is a star hockey player and their dad is a teacher at the high school.  Life for Deenie is idyllic until her best friend, Lise, has a seizure at…
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The Fault In Our Stars Movie

Back in October, I finally had the opportunity to read THE FAULT IN OUR STARS by John Green.  Three months later I am still thinking about the characters and the lessons learned from two teenagers.  Check out the link to my review, HERE. THE FAULT IN OUR STARS is one of several books coming out…
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Read Divergent By Veronica Roth Together Before the Movie

DIVERGENT By: Veronica Roth Published:  February 28, 2012 Fiction I’ve been wanting to check out this series and our son is already on the second book, INSURGENT.  So, if I am going to take him to the movie version of DIVERGENT, I certainly need to read the book first. BOOK-ALICIOUS MAMA is offering a read-along on…
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Book Review: The Fault In Our Stars By John Green

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS By: John Green Published:  January 10, 2012 Fiction/YA This book is both tragic and funny.  John Green is able to blend the two into such a beautiful story of teenagers in love.  The story involves Hazel and Augustus who meet in a cancer survivor group.  The two of them are…
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Book Review: Firebug By Daniel Berenson

FIREBUG By: Daniel Berenson Published:  December 16, 2012 eBook only This book came to me through a request from the author.  After reading the synopsis and since I have two sons near the age of the boys in the novel, I decided to give it a shot. FIREBUG tells the story of Curtis and Bobby,…
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Book Review: I’m Nobody By Alex Marestaing

I’M NOBODY By: Alex Marestaing Published: February 1, 2013 Caleb Reed is losing his mind, at least that’s what his father thinks.If it were only the show – America’s Funniest Home Videos – the same taped episode he’s watched every night for the last six years – then perhaps his parental unit wouldn’t worry so…
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Book Review: Wonder By R.J. Palacio

WONDER By: R.J. Palacio Published: February 14, 2012 **** I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school—until now. He’s about to start 5th grade at Beecher Prep, and if you’ve ever been the…
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Stacie's read-in-2022 book montage

Master Your Core: A Science-Based Guide to Achieve Peak Performance and Resilience to Injury
Hidden Figures
Personal Effects: What Recovering the Dead Teaches Me About Caring for the Living
Waiting for Tom Hanks
The Maid
The Other Black Girl
Anxious People
The Body
Great American Road Trips- National Parks: Discover insider tips, must see stops , nearby attractions  more
Apples Never Fall
Love & Saffron: A Novel of Friendship, Food, and Love
Love and Other Consolation Prizes
The Vanishing Half
How to Find Your Way Home
People We Meet on Vacation
Last Summer at the Golden Hotel
Wave
Dear Evan Hansen
The Unsinkable Greta James
The Road We Took


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