posts tagged: teen fiction

Rambling About: The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart My rating: 4 of 5 stars Secrets are more powerful when people know you’ve got them. ― E. Lockhart, The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks I happened upon this book while … Keep Reading…

Rambling About: An Abundance of Katherines

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green My rating: 4 of 5 stars What is the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable? ― John Green, An Abundance of Katherines I thoroughly enjoyed … Keep Reading…

Teen Book Review: Eleanor & Park

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell My rating: 5 of 5 stars “He tried to remember how this happened – how she went from someone he’d never met to the only one who mattered.” ― Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor & Park … Keep Reading…

Teen Book Review: How I Live Now

How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff My rating: 3 of 5 stars “I noticed that once you realize someone’s watching you it’s pretty hard not to find yourself watching them back.” — Meg Rosoff, How I Live Now I … Keep Reading…

Review: Sold

Sold by Patricia McCormick My rating: 4 of 5 stars “This affliction–hope–is so cruel and stubborn, I believe it will kill me.” -Patricia McCormick, Sold This is a book you wish was just a work of fiction, but sadly there are young … Keep Reading…

Review: Anna and the French Kiss

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins My rating: 4 of 5 stars I was proposed to in Paris, so Paris holds a special place in my heart and I tend to agree (yes, I’m partial) that it is … Keep Reading…

This thing is giving me fits

The thing I’m referring to is my latest manuscript.  (Yes it’s a teen romance – because that’s all I write.)  I’ve been so excited about working on it, but the sizzle is staring to fizzle.  It’s like a puzzle.  I … Keep Reading…

Review: Carter Finally Gets It

Carter Finally Gets It by Brent Crawford My rating: 4 of 5 stars I listened to this on audiobook and holy awesome narrator!!  (One of the best I’ve ever heard.)  He totally brought the character of Carter to life and the … Keep Reading…

New Music–CHVRCHES

It’s new music Tuesday for the Scottish trio CHVRCHES.  I love this play on letters.  And yes, I agree with this BBC article – you must use all caps when writing, err typing their name. (And don’t forget the “E”) … Keep Reading…

I Want Crazy

Hunter Hayes’ video for I Want Crazy is what I try to capture in the young adult novels that I write.  That whirlwind kind of love that consumes you so the other person is all you can think about.  It … Keep Reading…