Tag Archives: YA fiction

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

So I know I’m a few years late on this powerful novel, and it was just as riveting and clear and strong as I expected. It’s such a relief when a novel lives up to the hype. In many ways, … Continue reading

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Review: Freefall Summer by Tracy Barrett

FREEFALL SUMMER by Tracy Barrett is a coming-of-age novel that addresses an overprotective father and boyfriend (dare we use patriarchal?) who seem to have “good reasons,” but their behavior has the same effects as any other confining actions, no matter … Continue reading

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SPEAK: The Graphic Novel is intense, relevant, and powerfully empathetic

In the late 1990’s, Laurie Halse Anderson’s SPEAK became an instant classic that broke ground in Young Adult literature. The novel gave voice to sexual assault and its aftermath via a raw and honest narrative that refused to talk down … Continue reading

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