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Review: The F*ck It List by Julie Halpern

The F*ck It List by Julie Halpern. Feiwel and Friends, 2013. Currently available. Age Level & Genre: YA Realistic Fiction Face Value: I love this cover. It has that Instagram filter coloring that looks very contemporary (but will probably look … Continue reading

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Review: When We Wake by Karen Healey

When We Wake by Karen Healey. Little, Brown and Company, 2013. Currently Available. Genre: Science Fiction / Dystopia Face Value: Oh. Another giant girl’s face looking creepily and vacantly out at the readers. Sure. I mean, the protagonis was cryogenically … Continue reading

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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: This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales

This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013. Currently Available. Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction Face Value: This is a super cool cover and I love it a lot. Elise looks 100% like Glendale’s Hottest … Continue reading

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Review: Crewel by Gennifer Albin

Crewel by Gennifer Albin. Farrar Straus Giroux, 2012. Currently available. Genre: YA Fantasy/Dystopia Face Value: The ethereal strands of colorful light evoke the visual landscape of the unusual dystopic world that Albin has created. Of course, there is the problem … 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: Tina’s Mouth: An Existential Comic Diary by Keshni Kashyap; Illustrated by Mari Araki

Tina’s Mouth: An Existential Comic Diary by Keshni Kashyap; illustrated by Mari Araki. Houghton Mifflin, 2011. Currently available. Genre: YA contemporary graphic novel. Face Value: I found it eye catching. The golden graphics reminded me of henna tattoos I have … Continue reading

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