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Magan: Me, Him, Them and It by Caela Carter

Me, Him, Them, and It by Caela Carter ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: February 26, 2013 Publisher: Bloomsbury Pages: 320 Target audience: Young Adult Keywords: high school pregnancy, neglectful parents, adoption, teen raising a baby Format read: ARC from NetGalley (Thanks!) Summary: Since Evelyn’s father’s return to her mother after an affair with the family […]

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June 26, 2014 - 9:00 am

My Best Friend, Maybe by Caela Carter (YA Review) - […] from the past: Magan reviews Caela Carter’s ME HIM THEM AND IT  (now out in […]

February 25, 2013 - 12:01 am

Book Review: Me, Him, Them,and It by Caela Carter | Tripping Over Books - […] Magan @ Rather Be Reading: “Evie was so full of spunk and so unparalleled that she immediately caught my attention from t… […]

February 8, 2013 - 6:43 am

Lori - I was really anxious to read this one, but I just keep putting it off. I’m a little sensitive about the whole pregnancy and baby thing at the moment. 🙂 But this one does sounds really good. I need to pick it up.

February 7, 2013 - 8:24 pm

bookrockbetty - So random that you posted this– I was just thinking about teen pregnancy yesterday– how it’s such a relevant issue, yet I haven’t run into much in all my YA reading. 🙂

February 7, 2013 - 5:58 pm

Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life - So I’m not going to lie, I’m one of those people that would have said “Hmm, a teen pregnacy book? No, please,” before I read your review. But honestly, I think this book is for me. Like seriously. I can already relate to Evie so much- I’m pretty studious, get straight As, and am one of those people that gets disappointed when she gets a 92 on her Algebra 2 test (which, yes, just happened). And I also have a few extracurriculars that I’m really passionate about (debater in the house!). And I’m a writer (in my free time, of course). So it seems like I’m super similar to Evie. I’ve also felt the need to do something bad, sometimes as well, which is something I don’t admit easily. But when my parents don’t even say anything when I tell them I got a 97 on a super hard test, or a 112% on my AP Biology test (well, I got a good job on that one, but not a very enthusiastic one), I kind of feel the need to ‘act out’ like so many people at my school do to. So I can 100% relate to Evie and her decision to do something like that, honestly. Which is precisely why I’ll be reading this one now.

Thank you SO MUCH for this review, Magan. Seriously, this book is so similar to me in so many ways that I think I just need to read it.

(Also, sorry about that super confessional and super long paragraph. I’ve been feeling kinda disappointed lately, and I just had to gush that when there are so many similarities between the MC of this book and me.)

February 7, 2013 - 4:47 pm

Alexa Y. - Oh wow, it sounds like Evie goes through quite the journey! I think I would read this one just to find out what she does decide to do and how she copes with it all.

February 7, 2013 - 2:04 pm

Nikki @ Foil the Plot - While issues books aren’t typically my thing, I do like how this one deal with a wide variety of problems. I think the whole affair/divorce thing is probably most intriguing to me because it feels a little more relatable. And I can always appreciate a well-fleshed out cast of characters and beautiful writing. Fabulous review!

February 7, 2013 - 1:24 am

Bookworm1858 - I adored Celie and Tammy-they were my bright spots when Evie’s darkness pulled me down. I know she was in an impossible situation but it was not unforeseeable and I found her incredibly annoying.

Magan: One Pink Line by Dina Silver

One Pink Line by Dina Silver Publication Date: October 20, 2012 Publisher: CreateSpace Pages: 260 Target audience: Young adult/Adult Fiction (both!) Keywords: college pregnancy, single parent, step-parents Format read: ARC from NetGalley (Thanks!) Summary: In 1991, shortly before her college finals and graduation, Sydney finds out she is eight weeks pregnant. After she tells the father, he […]

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February 7, 2013 - 12:01 am

YA Book Review: Me, Him, Them and It by Caela Carter - […] reigns even the smallest bit. The pacing is fantastic, and the writing incredibly relatable. While One Pink Line, a book I read at the end of 2012, looked at the long-term journey of a girl’s decision to […]

October 21, 2012 - 4:57 pm

Rather Be Reading Blog: Magan + Estelle Shelve It (10/21/2012) - […] A review of One Pink Line by Dina Silver […]

October 21, 2012 - 4:48 am

Kristen Evey - Wow. This had me tearing up and gave me goosebumps. Thank you for sharing such a personal experience! I absolutely LOVE that you were able to connect with this book like this. It’s a beautiful thing. I will definitely be adding this to my TBR list!

October 19, 2012 - 7:16 am

April Books & Wine - Being a total fan of the 90s and college, but not really a fan of pregnancy or babies, I am on the fence about reading this, but your review is pretty darn convincing.

Great review Magan!

October 18, 2012 - 11:24 pm

Mary @ My Sisters Bookshelf - What a wonderful personal piece! Your review brought me tears as well!

October 18, 2012 - 11:03 pm

Cynthia - This sounds like a very emotional book, I got teary eyed just reading your review probably because I can relate too. I love stories like that even though they bring you to tears, you feel much more passionate about them. Great review, I’ll definitely be looking for this one. =)

October 18, 2012 - 8:43 pm

elena - aw m, this is such a touching review and i really can tell how much this book has affected you. this really sounds like a wonderful story and i love that it impacted you so much.

October 18, 2012 - 2:09 pm

jen - Well, dang. This sounds like a seriously awesome book. And only $3.99 on Amazon? I may have to make it mine, indeed.

October 18, 2012 - 12:39 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I know now that I really want to read this book. It sounds like the author does an AMAZING job bringing these multiple stories and binding them into one, and I really think I’m going to like this book.

October 18, 2012 - 11:39 am

Magan - Thank you Tina! I’m so glad I was able to read it. It was such a lovely book! 🙂 Thank you for your comment and sweet compliments!

October 18, 2012 - 11:38 am

Magan - Lisa, I can see how it would feel like a lot of pieces, but it all worked and flowed really well. The two characters (points of view) were balanced and they each fed the other’s story. It was definitely unlike anything I’d read and hope you’ll pick it up. 🙂

October 18, 2012 - 11:20 am

Tinab - What a lovely review, I loved this book when I read it last year and so happy to see it reaching a bigger audience. Love your blog btw…:)

October 18, 2012 - 9:56 am

Lisa - This sounds unlike anything I’ve ever read!

It almost feels like too many pieces, but the author somehow finds a balance between all of the stories.

I am very intrigued.

Magan: Birthmarked by Caragh M. O’Brien

Birthmarked (#1 in the trilogy) by Caragh M. O’Brien Release Date: March 30, 2010 Pages: 361 Target Audience: Young Adult How I found out about it: Recommended to me by my friend Sherry. Format: Hardcover borrowed from the library Summary: Gaia is a 16-year-old midwife who must advance three newborn babies to the Enclave within 90 […]

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December 18, 2011 - 11:04 am
December 16, 2011 - 2:09 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - That’s officially another book to add to the list of books that I want to read! Your suggestions are always great Magan (and you too Estelle!). 🙂