Monthly Archives: June 2013

Review: The Lucy Variations by Sara Zarr

The Lucy Variations by Sara Zarr. Little, Brown and Company, 2013. Currently available. Genre: YA realistic fiction. Face Value: Sara Zarr has some of the better YA covers on the shelf. This cover is mature enough to appeal to readers … Continue reading

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Review: Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina

Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina. Candlewick, 2013. Currently Available. Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction Face Value: The title is the centerpiece of this cover, as it should be. It grabs attention, reflects the story, and doesn’t … Continue reading

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Outcast by Adrienne Kress

Outcast by Adrienne Kress. Diversion Books, 2013. Currently Available. Genre: Speculative Fiction Face Value: I read this one on e-book (which I only acquired recently) so I didn’t spend as much quality time with the cover as I would normally … Continue reading

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Review: Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers

Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers. St. Martin’s Griffin, 2010. Currently available. Genre: YA Realistic Fiction Face Value: Half girl alert! She’s missing part of her body and head! I wish that that publishers could just be ok with girls’ … Continue reading

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Books, Feminism, and TYA: An Ode to Matilda the Musical

We write this blog about feminism in YA and kids books because we are avid lovers of both of things. But in our real lives, both Brianna and I have degrees in theatre for youth, and work in the field … Continue reading

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Review: French Milk by Lucy Knisley

French Milk by Lucy Knisely. Epigraph, 2007. Genre: Graphic Novel (YA, or maybe New Adult? Let’s talk about it after the jump.) Face Value: Lovely. This is a neat graphic novel cover because it lures you in from far away … Continue reading

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Review: The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door by Karen Finneyfrock

The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door by Karen Finneyfrock. Viking, 2013. Currently Available. Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction Face Value: How much do I love this cover? So. Much. It’s both interesting artwork and actually relevant to the book’s content. The … Continue reading

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