Category Archives: YA

Book Review: Boys Don’t Knit by T.S. Easton

About 7 years ago, I discovered knitting , and since then, I love reading about it. Usually, books about knitting tend to be picture books, so when we received a young adult novel titled Boys Don’t Knit, I knew I had to read … Continue reading

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Favourite: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

I have read a few books lately that I’ve really fallen for, but Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe tops my list of recent reads. This is a quiet, beautifully written story about friendship that was so … Continue reading

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Valerie’s Most Anticipated for 2015

At the start of every year, I try to scope out the upcoming books that I am most excited about. Last year, I eagerly waited for Just One Year, Sam and Dave Dig a Hole, and Death by Toilet Paper, and all of … Continue reading

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Critical Favourites: “Best Of” 2014 in P, J, and YA

“Best Of” lists are some of my favourite things this time of year. I will inevitably read a great book too late to add it to my own yearly list (it just happened with Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future). … Continue reading

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Bronwen’s “Best Of” 2014: J and YA Favourites

Is 2014 really almost over?! It’s December, and once again I’m thinking about my absolute favourite books that were published this year for middle-grade and young adult readers. Many of them have inspired me to write blog posts already. Here’s a … Continue reading

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A Valerie Favourite: Constable and Toop by Gareth P. Jones

Constable & Toop by Gareth P. Jones was in the running for our Online Teen Book Club a few months ago, and while it didn’t win the vote, it has been on my radar since then. There was so much appealing … Continue reading

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Book Review: Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis

What if every time you closed your eyes, you saw someone else’s life , someone living in a world entirely foreign to you, full of magic and danger? That is the premise of Corinne Duyvis’ debut novel Otherbound, a book which surprised me and … Continue reading

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Battle of the Covers Round 2

It’s time for another round of Battle of the Covers! These redesigns often occur when books go from hardcover to softcover, or a second book in the series comes out, or just because. Let us know what you think of these … Continue reading

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Teen Program: Our Little Infinity – Fault in our Stars on DVD

The Fault in our Stars is one of the biggest YA books to be published in the past few years, and the movie was also a huge hit, earning over $300,000,000 worldwide! Now, The Fault in our Stars is on DVD, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Heartbeat by Elizabeth Scott

I’ve already gushed about Elizabeth Scott here and here, so I wasn’t sure I was going to write about Heart Beat, her most recent novel. In the end, I liked it so much that I had to share my review. … Continue reading

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