The first book I finished in the last week was My Name is Leon by Kit de Waal. I have no idea where I heard about this book (it might have been from a friend and I totally forgot). Any way it goes, I loved this book so much. There was a point, though, when I couldn’t … More My Name is Leon & Still Life With Tornado | Sticky Note Reviews
Watch Books in this Episode Dead Ends by Erin Jade Lange http://bit.ly/ejl-dead-ends Period 8 by Chris Crutcher http://bit.ly/cc-period8 The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson http://bit.ly/lha-memory Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews http://bit.ly/ja-dying-girl Forgive Me Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick http://bit.ly/mq-peacock Transcript This is Feature Shelf, a series that provides book recommendations based on … More Feature Shelf #36: The Edgy Books Edition
Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick Hardcover, 288 pages On Leonard Peacock’s 18th birthday, he takes a gun to school. He’s angry, depressed, and sees little point in continuing on to adulthood. I’ll let the author, Matthew Quick, tell you more about it. You know, I both loved and hated the character of Leonard … More Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock
Check out the blog post from YALSA at The Hub that inspired this Edition. It can be found here.
Hey there. Welcome to Feature Shelf, a series that provides book recommendations based on theme or title suggestions. This week’s shelf was inspired by an article in YALSA’s The Hub, which I linked to in the description, about teens who are homeless or have been abused. Check it out if you get a chance. I … More Feature Shelf #22: The Mend a Broken Heart Edition
Want to Go Private? by Sarah Darer Littman Hardcover, 330 pages HL750L How many people are you friends with online that you haven’t met in real life? What do you really know about all the people you use to pad the number of friends you have on Facebook? What would you do if you were … More Book Preview: Want to Go Private?
Forged by Fire is the second book in The Hazelwood High trilogy that begins with Tears of a Tiger. This installment follows Andy’s friend Gerald. View all my reviews
At Cutter High School, the jocks reign, and there’s a zero tolerance policy against wearing a letter jacket if you’re not an athlete. TJ Jones is resolved to take the rag-tag group of misfits making up the newly-formed swim team, find them a place to belong, and get them lettered. Evernote file with more information … More Athletic Lettering and Swimmers
Paperback, 224 pages 920L I read Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes in the car on the drive from Nashville to Indianapolis with my grandparents and mother. I’ve heard a number of good things about Chris Crutcher, through I had only read Deadline (which is also fantastic). Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes was added to my … More Book Preview: Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
I can’t remember where I was when I learned of the shooting at Columbine. I’m fairly certain I was somewhere in North Central (my high school), but I have no recollection of any more than that. Given that bullying is a hot topic in the news right now, Todd Strasser’s Give a Boy a Gun … More Book Preview: Give a Boy a Gun