Category Archives: Theme Week

Review: Mermaid Park by Beth Mayall

Mermaid Park by Beth Mayall. Razorbill, 2005. Currently Available. Genre: YA Realistic Fiction Face Value: So dreamy. The underwater image has an ethereal quality. I’m not sure what’s going on with the kissy face she’s making at the goldfish, because … Continue reading

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Summer Jobs Week Review: Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson

Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson. Scholastic, 2008. Currently Available. Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction (YA) Face Value: There are 2 covers available, and both are kind of average. The one I read I definitely prefer – it features a hotel wallpaper … Continue reading

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Summer Jobs Week Review: How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True by Sarah Strohmeyer

How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True by Sarah Strohmeyer. Balzer + Bray, 2013. Currently available. Genre: YA Realistic Fiction Face Value: There’s a pink tinge to this photo, right? I don’t think I’m imagining that this photo has … Continue reading

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Summer Jobs Week Review: The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen

The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen. Viking Juvenile, 2013. Currently Available. Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction Face Value: I have to agree with the ladies of Forever Young Adult, and their assessment that this cover looks more or less like … Continue reading

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Working Women: Kicking Off the Summer Jobs Theme Week

Summer and YA novels are a perfect pair. When hot weather and some spare leisure time coincide, it’s the perfect opportunity to curl up outside with a great book. I fondly remember the days before high school, when summer meant … Continue reading

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Election Week Review: Babymouse for President by Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm

Babymouse for President by Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm. Random House, 2012. Currently available. Genre: Middle Grade Graphic Novel Face Value: Babymouse is doing The Nixon. Babymouse is rocking that podium. There are just no words that can adequately … Continue reading

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Election Week Review: The President’s Daughter by Ellen Emerson White

The President’s Daughter by Ellen Emerson White. Feiwel and Friends, 2008 (originally 1984). Currently Available. Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction Face Value: When this book was originally published, in 1984, it had this cover.** It looks like the 80s, that’s for … Continue reading

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