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Estelle: Kissing Snowflakes by Abby Sher

Kissing Snowflakes by Abby Sher Publication Date: November 1, 2007 Publisher: Point Pages: 256 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: winter break, skiiing, stepmoms, boys! Where I heard about it: Ashley Loves Books Format read: Paperback from the library. Summary: Sam and her brother are off to a ski lodge for their dad’s honeymoon to a […]

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December 6, 2012 - 6:01 pm

Jamie - OH YAY. I’m going to see if this is at my library because this looks like a great winter read! Thanks for sharing!

December 5, 2012 - 9:59 pm

The Bumble Girl - This sounds like the perfect sweet read for the winter, and of course, even better if paired with some peppermint mocha, yum!
Will have to look it up during break at the library – thanks for the rec 🙂

December 5, 2012 - 2:06 pm

elena - yum yum peppermint mocha! also I’m glad that sex was such an open topic in this book, that’s certainly not what you typically see in YA. this sounds like a cute book overall! <3

December 5, 2012 - 12:34 pm

Alexa Y. - I would really want to read this one! It sounds like a nice book for December, and I love that they went on a Christmas-y vacation (especially since I would like to go on one too!)

Also, that song is swoony.

Magan: This is So Not Happening by Kieran Scott

This is So Not Happening (He’s So/She’s So #3) by Kieran Scott Publication Date: May 1, 2012 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Pages: 320 Audience: Mature young adult Keywords: Teen Pregnancy, High School Graduation, College, Parent Re-Marriage Format read: Hardcover from the library. My Review of He’s So Not Worth It (He’s So/She’s So #2) […]

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November 30, 2012 - 9:54 pm

VeganYANerds - I’ve enjoyed your reviews of the previous books in this series and it’s great that the final book was enjoyable, too. Ally sounds like a fantastic person for not getting mad and being there for the both of them but I think I’d have issues with Jake, too. Great review, Magan!

Estelle: All You Never Wanted by Adele Griffin

All You Never Wanted by Adele Griffin ( website | tweet ) Publication Date: October 9, 2012 Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Pages: 240 Target audience: Mature young adult Keywords: siblings, re-marriage, insecurity Format read: ARC from NetGalley (Thanks!) Summary: Sister relationships are never easy, but ever since their mother’s remarriage to a wealthy […]

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November 20, 2012 - 12:08 am

Top 10 Tuesday: Ten Books We're Thankful For - […] 1. All You Never Wanted: A review copy that set me on a rampage to read any Adele Griffin I could get my hands on. This book is about sisters, lies, and secrets when a family is torn apart by their new money and pressure to fit in. I fail to come up with the right words to classify Adele’s writing but it’s crisp and to the point. But not impersonal. Her stories are complex, kind of dark, and full of hidden treasures. (My review.) […]

October 28, 2012 - 8:03 pm

Estelle: Shelve It from Rather Be Reading Blog (10/28/2012) - […] + Review: Dante’s Girl by Courtney Cole + Dear Teen Me: A Letter From Estelle + Dear Teen Me: A Letter From Magan + Review: Better than Chocolate by Sheila Roberts + Helping Books of Wonder in NYC  + Review: All You Never Wanted by Adele Griffin […]

October 26, 2012 - 10:49 am

Kelly - It seems totally justifiable that a family could be at odds without even knowing it, nostalgic about the way things used to be but ignoring the reality of their current situation.

THIS! Yes! Pretty much perfectly sums up this book.

And like you, I’d love to give this another go, just to see what I missed the first time around!

Oh, and thanks so much for mentioning my review Estelle!

October 25, 2012 - 12:49 pm

Estelle - April, so jealous you got a signed copy! I’m hoping Adele will be in NYC sometimes soon! Backstabby is a good word. Very good.

October 25, 2012 - 12:46 pm

Estelle - Kristen, thanks so much for your comment (as always)! I definitely think you should give it a shot too + look into Adele’s other books. I haven’t been disappointed yet!

October 25, 2012 - 12:33 pm

Estelle - Alexa, this is probably unlike any sister book you have encountered. (At least I think so.) The dynamics are so interesting. I do hope you pick this up.

October 23, 2012 - 7:21 pm

Jess @ Gone with the Words - This cover is such a stand out..it looks like nothing out there right now, and reading what the story is about makes it so dang intriguing!! I hadn’t planned on reading this one, but I’m totally adding it to my wishlist after your review, Estelle. 🙂

October 23, 2012 - 5:44 pm

elena - Dark and twisty, ooh! This book sounds so intriguing and one I need to keep in mind if I want a darker, compelling read. Fantastic review, E! <3

October 23, 2012 - 12:53 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I definitely have a soft spot for books about sibling relationships, especially sisters. I’ve had my ups and downs with my own sisters, and there are definitely things I wish I had or was capable of that they are. I’d definitely be interested in learning more about Thea + Alex and seeing how things work out for them in this novel.

October 22, 2012 - 9:50 pm

Kristen Evey - The synopsis on Goodreads makes it seem like I wouldn’t like it, but your review makes me want to give it a shot. It sounds very… complicated, but intriguing. Great review, Estelle. 🙂

October 22, 2012 - 11:51 am

April Books & Wine - I’m glad to see All You Never Wanted is excellent, because I purchased a copy at full price from a signing and this sounds SO good.I feel like I didn’t waste my money haha.

ALSO. I love complex backstabby stories and dysfunction so I’m on tenterhooks to read this!

October 22, 2012 - 9:18 am

Lori - I’ve been really curious about this book, but now I must read it! I have a sister so I always find sister books fascinating and easy to relate to.

BOOK REPORT: The Story of Us by Deb Caletti

The Story of Us by Deb Caletti Release Date: April 24, 2012 Publisher: Simon Pulse Target Audience: Young adult Keywords: First love, remarriages, breakups Pages: 400 Format read: Paperback from ALA (thanks!) Summary: Cricket is on a break from her longtime boyfriend, just as everything in her life is changing. Her mom is set to […]

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January 25, 2013 - 9:59 am

Christina (A Reader of Fictions) - Hmm, okay, I thought you guys really didn’t like this from Estelle’s comment on my review of the Caletti omnibus. I can totally see where you’re coming from, though obviously I haven’t read this one. I did have a similar feeling (like more back story was needed) in Wild Roses. There just wasn’t a real sense of what things were like before the crazy step-father, and since her relationship with him was a focus of the story, it felt rather untethered.

I almost want to read this now just so I can see what’s going on, since I’m a bit confused about whether there’s romance or not.

June 22, 2012 - 1:04 am

Emma - This was definitely not one of Caletti’s best books. However, I highly recommend The Secret Life of Prince Charming. While many of Caletti’s books are slower reads, Secret Life of Prince Charming is exactly like the title–charming and sweet and engrossing. It is also extremely hilarious. I’d try it out if I were you.

June 18, 2012 - 12:03 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I’ve never read a book from Deb Caletti, but I would like to. I feel like her books might make a fun read for me, since she’s an author who’s stories sound like they’re similar to Sarah Dessen’s. We’ll see if I ever pick one up!

May 9, 2012 - 7:00 am

Young Adult Book Review: Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson - […] I was reading Second Chance Summer, I found myself making many comparisons to The Story of Us by Deb Caletti. The stories are similar in that Taylor and Cricket both made decisions in their past that affected […]

May 4, 2012 - 1:54 pm

Karen - I’m glad I read your review before I start this one. I tend to get frustrated by lack of movement in a storyline but at least I’ll be prepared.

I also like to get to the point so a plot involving a lot of secrecy does annoy me but I will give it a try. I remember enjoying another Deb Caletti book a few years ago.

May 1, 2012 - 4:51 pm

VeganYANerds - Great book report, girls! I find that with all of the Deb Caletti books I’ve read, they’re quite slow and they always, always, always feature divorced parents.

I agree with them being library books, while I enjoy her books, they don’t inspire me enough to want to buy them. But I do of course want to read this book, such a pretty cover!

May 1, 2012 - 4:00 pm

elena - My interest was piqued as soon as This Lullaby was mentioned but then slowly waned as I read more of your book report, ha. Cricket sounds really frustrating, I really hate it when people don’t GET TO THE POINT and hearing that it took Estelle around 200 pages to really get into makes me wary of picking it up. I mean, I understand slow starts but I don’t think I have the patience for this kind of slow pacing. Love reading what you both thought of the book though!

May 1, 2012 - 2:31 pm

Anna - Eep, yes, I couldn’t finish this one.