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Monthly Archives: June 2021
Swim with Caution
I love a good thriller/suspense novel. My students do too. As a result, I read a lot of both YA and adult thrillers. So I was super excited when I saw The Lake this spring. The publisher’s teaser was “the undisputed queen of YA thrillers is back with a scary and suspenseful read about a summer camp filled with dark secrets.” This was totally in my wheelhouse. A thriller. Secrets. Count me in. And Barnes and Noble was offering a signed edition. Yes, please!
Posted in Mystery/Thriller Tagged as: suspense, thriller, YA Lit, YA Literature, young adult lit, young adult literature
“I’ve felt alone a lot in this world., filled with people and faces that don’t look like me” (Abike-Iyimide 406).
“Dreaming is dangerous. But I allow myself to this time. I think we deserve a happy ending” (Abike-Iyimide 408).
“To me, [Henrietta Lacks] and all the other spirits broken by this world and its systems are the reason I get up and do this every day” (Abike-Iyimide 414).
Scrolling through Twitter one morning two weeks ago, I saw a tweet celebrating Ace of Spades book birthday.
Posted in Mystery/Thriller Tagged as: classism, LGBTQ+, mystery, systemic racism, YA Lit, YA Literature, young adult lit, young adult literature
Learning to Soar
I was gifted a copy of Parachutes by Kelly Yang a few months ago. It sounded like it would be a good read, so it moved to the top of tbr pile. I finished it last week. Despite the tough content, I read this in two sittings (if it had been 200 pages shorter, it would have been a one-sitting book).
Posted in Agency Tagged as: AAPI, sexual assault, sexual harrassment, YA Lit, YA Literature, young adult lit, young adult literature