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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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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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Review: Devilish by Maureen Johnson

Devilish by Maureen Johnson. Razorbill, 2007. Currently available. Genre: YA Paranormal Fiction Face Value: Well, it sure is creepy! Those demon eyes are disturbing. The girl on this cover doesn’t look anything like how I picture Jane, Allison, or Lanalee, … 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: 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: 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: Burn for Burn by Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian

Burn for Burn by Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian. Simon & Schuster, 2012. Currently available. Genre: YA contemporary realistic fiction. Face Value: The girls on this cover have whole bodies, which is a great thing. As an Instagram lover, I’m also … Continue reading

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