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Pack Your Bags: A Slatebreaking Reading List

My sister recently decided to do something bold. She planned a solo weekend trip to a city in another country. I am in awe of her independence. We’re both introverts, so I respect how much she has to put herself … Continue reading

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Review: Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard

Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard. Delacorte Press, 2012. Currently available. Age Range & Genre: YA Realistic Fiction Face Value: This cover is ok. I’m not enthralled with the dreamy blowing-flowers-into-the-air situation, but at least we see a real girl’s face. The … Continue reading

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Review: Heaven is Paved With Oreos by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

Heaven is Paved With Oreos by Catherine Gilbert Murdock. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. Currently available. Genre: Contemporary realistic fiction. Face Value: Cover tropes collide: a headless girl, Converse sneakers, and oh of course something with cow print because it’s set … 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: An Infidel in Paradise by S.J. Laidlaw

An Infidel in Paradise by S.J. Laidlaw. Tundra Books, 2013. Currently available. Genre: YA Realistic Fiction Face Value: I really liked this cover – it has the richness of those gilded covers that are usually only used for books deemed … Continue reading

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Review: Just One Day by Gayle Forman

Just One Day by Gayle Forman. Dutton Books, 2013. Currently available. Genre: YA Realistic Fiction Face Value: HALLELUJAH. This is a YA book that looks like a normal, appealing, grown-up book. There are no condescending neon goofy fonts or headless … Continue reading

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Review: Flirting in Italian by Lauren Henderson

Flirting in Italian by Lauren Henderson. Delacorte Press, 2012. Currently available. Genre: YA contemporary realistic fiction Face Value: Two cut-off bodies do not win this cover any points. The Vespa is charming, but that girl is wearing the weirdest outfit. … Continue reading

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