So I’m late to this because I’ve been working a lot. I’ve added the “ish” because the first two books here I read in May, but since they were also Pride themed I decided to include them, especially since I haven’t talked about them yet, either! Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli… Continue reading Pride Month(ish) Wrap-Up
Last year, I was fortunate to win a Twitter giveaway from Adam Silvera for a signed paperback of More Happy Than Not and ARC of History is All You Left Me. It was very lovely and I immediately jumped at the chance to read History, one of my most anticipated releases of 2017. So since it’s going to… Continue reading Review: History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera
Bone Gap by Laura Ruby Publisher: Balzer + Bray Publication Date: March 3, 2015 Genre: Young adult, contemporary + magical realism Winner of the 2016 Printz Award for Young Adult Literature Everyone knows Bone Gap is full of gaps—gaps to trip you up, gaps to slide through so you can disappear forever. So when young,… Continue reading Rewiew: Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
Today’s discussion was sparked by a recent piece in Publisher’s Weekly, “Middle Grade Books Take on Mature Topics.” It’s a pretty good piece, describing this trend, its history, and its struggles. But the idea of “mature topics” gave me a pause, especially in this description: Though the YA category continues to explore darker and more difficult topics,… Continue reading Discussion: What counts as “mature” content?