Tag Archives: LGBTQ

Review: Tessa Masterson Will Go to Prom by Emily Franklin & Brendan Halpin

We are so excited that author and blogger Malinda Lo is sponsoring a series of posts about GLBT issues in YA throughout the month of June. In honor of YA Pride Month, I read a new and Slatebreaking book with … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, Young Adult | Tagged , , , , , | 5 Comments

Review: Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore

Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore. Penguin, 2012. Currently Available. Joint Review: Since Brianna is moving to Wisconsin this week and we both have been excited about this one for awhile, we decided to take advantage of the opportunity and write a … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, Young Adult | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Review: The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily Danforth

The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily Danforth: Balzer + Bray, 2012 (Currently Available) Genre: Slightly Historical / Contemporary Realistic Fiction Face Value: Other cover artists take note. This is a beautiful, resonant cover that speaks to the book meaningfully … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, Young Adult | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Review: Sparks by S.J. Adams

Sparks by S.J. Adams Flux, 2011 (Currently Available) Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction Face Value: Worth looking at. There’s nothing truly extraordinary or breathtakingly beautiful, but it avoids all the major cover disasters, so we’ll give it a thumbs up. No … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, Young Adult | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Review: Pink by Lili Wilkinson

Pink by Lili Wilkinson HarperTeen, 2009 (currently available) Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction Face Value: This cover is eye catching, with the white background and giant garish lips. Yeah, they’re a little alarming, but the striking shades of lipstick reflect the … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, Young Adult | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Slatebreaking Books to Diversify Your Reading

At Slatebreakers, we’re constantly fighting against the stereotype that only male can be universal. But that’s not the only problem. It’s all too easy for books about white, straight characters to be read as the universal experience, while books about … Continue reading

Posted in Around the Web | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments