Blog Tour Stop: SADIE by Courtney Summers

Welcome to one of the first stops on the Raincoast Books blog tour celebrating Canadian author Courtney Summers’ latest young adult release, the thriller Sadie! Today, the tour stops by my site and at Pop! Goes the Reader. Sadie has been gaining major momentum leading up to its release and has already received four starred reviews. Please read on for […]

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Review: After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay

Review: After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay Source: ARC courtesy of Raincoast Books. Thank you! Publication: March 6, 2018 by HMH Books for Young Readers Book Description: Bunny and Nasir have been best friends forever, but when Bunny accepts an athletic scholarship across town, Nasir feels betrayed. While Bunny tries to fit in with his new, privileged peers, Nasir […]

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Reviews: Kate Messner’s Breakout & Sarah Crossan’s Moonrise

Review posts featuring a children’s lit title and young adult lit title don’t often (if ever!) appear on this site. However, after reading Kate Messner’s Breakout (the children’s title) and Sarah Crossan’s Moonrise (the young adult title) in succession, I thought it might be interesting to pair them together in a review. Both titles deal with the criminal justice system […]

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Blog Tour Stop: Claire Legrand’s Furyborn!

Welcome to one of the stops for Raincoast Books blog tour for Claire Legrand’s Furyborn! Read on for my thoughts on the book as well as a short Q & A with Claire! Review: Furyborn (The Empirium Trilogy #1) by Claire Legrand Source: ARC courtesy of Raincoast Books. Thank you! Expected publication: May 22, 2018 by Sourcebooks Fire Book Description: […]

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Blog Tour Stop: If You Don’t Have Anything Nice to Say by Leila Sales

Welcome to one of the stops on the blog tour for author Leila Sales’ latest young adult novel, If You Don’t Have Anything Nice to Say! Read on for my thoughts about this timely novel…   If You Don’t Have Anything Nice to Say by Leila Sales Source: Hardcopy courtesy of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group. Thank you! Publication: May 1, 2018 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) Book Description: A novel about public shaming in the internet age, the power of words, the cumulative destructiveness of microaggressions, and the pressing need for empathy. Before we go any further, I want you to understand this: I am not a good person. We all want to be seen. We all want to be heard. But what happens when we’re seen and heard saying or doing the wrong things? When Winter Halperin—former spelling bee champion, aspiring writer, and daughter of a parenting expert—gets caught saying the wrong thing online, her life explodes. All across the world, people know what she’s done, and none of them will forgive her. With her friends gone, her future plans cut short, and her identity in shambles, Winter is just trying to pick up the pieces without hurting anyone else. She knows she messed up, but does that mean it’s okay for people to send her hate mail and death threats? Did she deserve to lose all that she’s lost? And is “I’m sorry” ever good enough? Decide […]

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Review: Speak: The Graphic Novel by Laurie Halse Anderson & Emily Carroll

Review: Speak: The Graphic Novel by Laurie Halse Anderson, illustrated by Emily Carroll Source: Hardcopy courtesy of Raincoast Books. Thank you! Publication: February 6, 2018 by Farrar Straus & Giroux Book Description: The critically acclaimed, award-winning, modern classic Speak is now a stunning graphic novel. “Speak up for yourself-we want to know what you have to say.” From the first […]

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