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Magan: Goodbye, Rebel Blue by Shelley Coriell

Goodbye, Rebel Blue by Shelley Coriell (website | twitter) Publication Date: October 1, 2013 Publisher: Amulet Books Pages: 320 Target Audience: Young Adult Keywords: death of a classmate, bucket lists, social outcast Format Read: ARC received via Netgalley. (Thank you!) Other Books Read by Author: Welcome, Caller, This is Chloe Summary: Rebel Blue is detached and rough-around-the-edges. That […]

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October 10, 2013 - 10:45 am

Candice @ The Grown-Up YA - Oh I hate that this one wasn’t as good for you as Welcome Caller This is Chloe! I’m really looking forward to reading this one and a little bummed it wasn’t great. Oh well… maybe I won’t rush out to get it, but I really do want to get to it sometime soon!

October 6, 2013 - 1:58 am

Chri @ Fathomless - Aw, sorry to hear that this one was rather disappointing. I’m not really liking what I’m hearing about the transitions and the in-your-face message :/ I really enjoyed Welcome, Caller, This is Chloe, so I’m kind of bummed out by this. (But yay for cameos!) I might see if I can get this at my library, but I won’t be running out to buy this. Thanks for the honest review!

October 4, 2013 - 12:51 pm

Rachel - Oh boo. This is sad 🙁 I was really looking forward to this one! The message part seems really in your face, and I kind of hate that. I also don’t like that the story is rushed. Having a smaller list probably would’ve been a lot better, but oh well. I might still try this one, but I’m definitely not going to rush to get to it.

October 2, 2013 - 1:53 pm

Christina (A Reader of Fictions) - Oh no! I am so sad to hear that this one disappointed you. I’ve been looking forward to it, and definitely still want to try it, but those transitions sound annoying. There’s little more frustrating as a reader than the author cutting away from the good parts. :/

Magan: Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King

Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King [website | twitter] Publication Date: October 12, 2010 Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers Pages: 336 Target audience: Mature Young Adult Keywords: death of a friend, friendships coming to an end, childhood friendship Format read: Hardback borrowed from my library. Summary: Vera’s best friend, Charlie, died. He was […]

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April 8, 2014 - 11:56 pm

Andrew - I just started reading YA last year, but A.S. King is already my favorite author, and Vera Dietz probably my favorite book (I gotta re-read Everybody Sees the Ants before I officially decide). Thanks for an enjoyable review.

August 11, 2013 - 11:35 am

Alexa Y. - I’ve never read a book by this author, but this one just jumped out at me because of your wonderful review. I love that it is a book about friendship, and the ups and downs that go with it. It also appears to be a book about grief and dealing with death. It’s a good combination and sounds like a great story! I’ll definitely have to remember to check it out.

August 8, 2013 - 9:39 am

Amy @ bookgoonie - I loved it too. It was my first AS King. I look forward to reading & listening to many more. It had great balance. Just a regular girl, going through typical things plus a twist.

August 8, 2013 - 7:23 am

Kimmy - I thought this book was so good. Great review!

August 8, 2013 - 12:00 am

Bookworm1858 - I had so much trouble reading this book-it was just too dark and intense when I actually wanted a more comedic story. I don’t think I fully appreciated its power.

August 7, 2013 - 6:48 pm

Amanda @ Late Nights with Good Books - Wonderful review! I actually haven’t read any A.S. King yet, but I’m hoping to soon. This sounds like a pretty dark book, so perhaps I’ll wait to read it for a little bit, until I’m in a certain mood to handle it. But I have heard the most praise of this one, so I think this will be the one that I start with!

August 7, 2013 - 4:50 pm

Sash from Sash and Em - love. this. book.

treehouse. pagoda pizza. underwear – wait what?

my favorite pov is definitely the pagoda. GAHHH. *fangirl squeal*