YA

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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Review: Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes

Twelve-year-old Lanesha lives in a tight-knit community in New Orlean’s Ninth Ward. She doesn’t have a fancy house like her uptown family or lots of friends like other kids on her street. But what she does have is Mama Ya-Ya, her fiercely loving caretaker, wise in the ways of the world and able to predict…
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Review: The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

Berlin 1942 When Bruno returns home from school one day, he discovers that his belongings are being packed in crates. His father has received a promotion and the family must move from their home to a new house far far away, where there is no one to play with and nothing to do. A tall…
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Review: Look Both Way: A Midnight Twins Novel by Jacquelyn Mitchard

I received an ARC of this book and it is available in stores today. This is a Young Readers Book recommended for ages 12 and up. From the back of the book: One twin has the power to see into the future, one to see deep into the past. Mally and Merry Brynn thought that…
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