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Review: Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler and Maira Kalman

Why We Broke Up written by Daniel Handler, illustrated by Maira Kalman Little, Brown and Company, 2011 (Currently Available) Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction, Illustrated Fiction Face Value: This book is truly a work of art in its own right. Maira … Continue reading

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Review: The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green. Dutton Books, 2012. Currently available. It’s another Slatebreakers joint review! We “live reviewed” from the The Fault In Our Stars tour stop in Phoenix and tested the friendly waters of the Nerdfighter community. … Continue reading

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Review: A la Carte by Tanita S. Davis

A la Carte by Tanita S. Davis. Ember, 2008. Currently available. Genre: YA Realistic Fiction Face Value: When I first saw this book on Goodreads, I saw this cover. Not bad, right? Too much pink and purple for my taste, and … Continue reading

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Review: Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol

Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol. First Second Books, 2011. Currently available. Genre: YA Graphic Novel Face Value: Let me tell you a little story about when I first met this book. I was moseying through an enchanting little bookstore in Spring … Continue reading

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Review: And Then Things Fall Apart by Arlaina Tibensky

And Then Things Fall Apart, by Arlaina Tibensky Simon & Schuster, 2011(currently available) Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction Face Value: This, you guys, is how to do an excellent YA cover. No model-esque girl on the cover, no girl at all … Continue reading

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Review: A Wish After Midnight by Zetta Elliott

A Wish After Midnight by Zetta Elliott AmazonEncore, 2008 (Currently Available) Genre: Speculative Fiction Face Value: There are things I really like about this cover, but you have to look kind of closely. It’s not particularly eye-catching at first – … Continue reading

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Review: Cuba 15 by Nancy Osa

Cuba 15 by Nancy Osa. Delacorte Press, 2003. Currently available. Genre: YA Realistic Fiction Face Value: The bold colors, dress, and tiara allude to the quinceañero theme of the book. However, there isn’t much here that interested me. Based on … Continue reading

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