Monthly Archives: March 2013

Review: Betsy Was a Junior by Maud Hart Lovelace

Betsy Was a Junior by Maud Hart Lovelace. Harper Perennial. First published in 1947. Currently available. Genre: YA Realistic Fiction Face Value: I’m going to use this opportunity to rave about the new covers for the Betsy-Tacy series. These covers came … Continue reading

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Review: One Came Home by Amy Timberlake

One Came Home by Amy Timberlake. Knopf, 2013. Currently Available. Genre: Historical Fiction Face Value: This is an excellent cover, the kind of cover that people ask you about, because it’s intriguing. But at the same time, it’s a cover … Continue reading

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Review: Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell. St. Martin’s Griffin, 2013. Currently available. Genre: YA Realistic Fiction Face Value: This is a stunning, simple cover. It looks like appropriately 2013 and will appeal to contemporary readers, but it also captures the … Continue reading

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Review: The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano by Sonia Manzano

The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano by Sonia Manzano. Scholastic, 2012. Currently Available. Genre: Historical Fiction Face Value: Powerful image that reflects the content and location of the story, and hints at one of the central metaphors in the book! Love! … Continue reading

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Review: Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff

Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff. Razorbill 2013. Currently Available. Genre: Mystery / Ghost Story Face Value: I love this cover. In fact, the cover on the left is a huge part of why I was excited about this book. The … Continue reading

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Review: An Infidel in Paradise by S.J. Laidlaw

An Infidel in Paradise by S.J. Laidlaw. Tundra Books, 2013. Currently available. Genre: YA Realistic Fiction Face Value: I really liked this cover – it has the richness of those gilded covers that are usually only used for books deemed … Continue reading

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Review: The Best Night of Your (Pathetic) Life by Tara Altebrando

The Best Night of Your (Pathetic) Life by Tara Altebrando. Dutton Juvenile, 2012. Currently Available. Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction Face Value: This cover is totally cool, edgy and dorky in all the right ways. I’ve been noticing silhouettes as a … Continue reading

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