Category Archives: teen/ya

Week 5: The Red Pyramid

Book summary: Carter and Sadie Kane aren’t really looking forward to the Christmas Eve trip to the British Museum with their father. Carter goes to far too many museums, as he lives with their Egyptologist dad; Sadie considers herself a city … Continue reading

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Week 10: Angus, Thongs and Full-frontal Snogging

Book summary: Georgia Nicolson, English teenager, chronicles a year in her life as she deals with her mad cat Angus, crushes on boys and learning to snog, betrayals by her best friend, and the almost criminal antics of a pair of … Continue reading

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Week 8: Somebody

Book summary: Sherica Suloff doesn’t even know that’s her name. It’s changed, you see, so many times over the past decade that she’s not sure which one is the real one. Every time her father packs his bags, she and her … Continue reading

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Week 5: The Grimm Legacy

Book summary: Elizabeth Rew seems to be living the Cinderella life: she’s invisible to her father, her stepmother treats her like a second-class citizen, her stepsisters want to share only what is hers, and she’s an outsider at her school. And … Continue reading

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Week 4: Speak

Book summary: For most incoming freshmen, the first day of high school brings certain amounts of excitation, anxiety, curiosity, and trepidation. For Melinda Sordino, the first day of high school brings only silence. Ever since she called the cops on the … Continue reading

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Week 4: Little Blog on the Praire by Cathleen Davitt Bell

Book summary: When her mother signs the family up for Camp Frontier for the summer, Genevieve is sure she must be joking. Once she’s being fitted for her pantaloons (yikes!), Gen must face the reality – she is in the … Continue reading

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Week 3: Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley

Book summary: Do you remember the first dead body you ever saw? How about your first date with a divorced woman? Or the first glimpse of a formerly-extinct (or not) woodpecker? These are a few of the events that take … Continue reading

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