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Review: This Journal Belongs to Ratchet by Nancy J. Cavanaugh

This Journal Belongs to Ratchet by Nancy J. Cavanaugh. Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, 2013. Currently Available. Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction (Middle Grade) Face Value: I love the colors and the hand-drawn aesthetic. It reads a little young, but I don’t think it … 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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Review: Also Known As by Robin Benway

Also Known As by Robin Benway. Walker Books, 2013. Currently Available. Genre: Spy Novel/Thriller Face Value: Aren’t we done with disembodied girls yet? Apparently not, and it’s a shame because I feel like there are a whole lot of really … 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: 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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Review: The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls by Claire Legrand

The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls by Claire Legrand. Simon & Schuster, 2012. Currently Available. Genre: Horror Face Value: While this cover isn’t quite a scene that we see in the book, it captures the tone quite nicely. And … Continue reading

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Review: Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan

Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan. Random House, 2012. Currently Available. Genre: Mystery, Fantasy Face Value: I like this kind of cover, with the monochrome background and black and gold stenciling. It’s a familiar look in YA covers these days, but … Continue reading

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Review: The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine

The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine. Penguin, 2012. Currently available. Genre: Middle grade historical fiction. Face Value: Hurrah! An illustrated cover! I’m happy to see this cover because it is gender neutral and a graceful representation of interracial … Continue reading

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Review: A Certain October by Angela Johnson

A Certain October by Angela Johnson. Simon & Schuster, 2012. Currently Available. Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction Face Value: This cover is perfect. I love it. I can’t stop looking at it. Were I a librarian or bookseller, this would be … Continue reading

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Frontier Week Review: Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson

Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson. Delacorte Press, 2006. Currently Available. Genre: Historical Fiction Face Value: This is a totally respectable historical fiction cover, in that it makes no secret that it is, in fact, set in the past. There’s … Continue reading

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