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Estelle: Where You Are by J.H. Trumble

Where You Are by J.H. Trumble ( website | twitter ) Publication Date: December 24, 2012 Publisher: Kensington Books Pages: 316 Target audience: Adult/mature young adult Keywords:  bullying, social media, LGBT, student/teacher relationships Format read: ARC from Publisher (Thank you!) Summary: Robert may be a star student, a popular addition to the marching band, and […]

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September 24, 2013 - 9:00 am

Just Between Us by J.H. Trumble (Book Review) - […] Just Between Us by J.H. Trumble ( website | twitter ) Publication Date: September 24, 2013 Publisher: Kensington Pages: 320 Target audience: Mature YA/adult Keywords: marching band, HIV, romance, LGBT Format read: Paperback ARC from author. (Thanks!!) Other books I’ve reviewed by Trumble: Don’t Let Me Go | Where You Are […]

December 8, 2012 - 6:07 pm

VeganYANerds - Estelle, this sounds like a fantastic book and I have no issue with the student/teacher aspect at all. Your review is fantastic and I love that you were thinking of the characters as real people, that is a great indication of the strength of this story.

December 6, 2012 - 6:03 pm

Jamie - Never heard of this one but you have me interested!

December 4, 2012 - 1:27 pm

Alexa Y. - The fact that you’ve already reread this book is a sure sign that this is a GOOD book, at least to me. I’ve always trusted your opinion, and so far, our tastes have been pretty similar. I’m definitely going to read this!

December 4, 2012 - 11:33 am

Estelle - JH’s other book “Don’t Let Me Go” was also M/M. It’s some of the most honest writing I’ve read all year, and she just brings down the house with this second book. I hope you’ll check it out.

December 4, 2012 - 11:33 am

Estelle - Thank YOU so much for giving me these amazing characters. I can’t say it enough.

December 4, 2012 - 11:32 am

Estelle - You really have to. JH can just suck you in. 🙂

December 4, 2012 - 8:49 am

J.H. Trumble - Were-leopard? Cracking up!

December 4, 2012 - 8:28 am

Christina (A Reader of Fictions) - Oh wow, I so didn’t know Kensington published M/M romance! I have way more respect for them for being open about that. Most pubs won’t touch it. Also, this doesn’t have a truly ridiculous cover like the M/M romance publishers. Also, not a were-leopard in sight, so good work.

Glad you loved it!

December 4, 2012 - 6:01 am

J.H. Trumble - I may have to read that book! LOL. Thank you for that AMAZING review Estelle. I’m so glad you liked the book. I’m kind of fond of it myself!

December 3, 2012 - 10:27 pm

elena - What a wonderful review! You & my other friend absolutely love J.H. Trumble so I must check out her books soon. I do have Don’t Let Me Go currently checked out from the library but haven’t really been in a reading mood. Must rectify that!

December 3, 2012 - 1:05 pm

Amy @ bookgoonie - Beautiful review & thanks for the heads up on the teacher-student warning and setting me at ease. I hadn’t heard a peep on this book. Thanks for putting it on my radar. I’ll definitely look out for it.

Estelle: Silhouette of a Sparrow by Molly Beth Griffin

Silhouette of a Sparrow by Molly Beth Griffin Publication Date: September 11, 2012 Publisher:  Milkweed Editions Pages: 224 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: historical fiction, coming of age, summer, LGBT Format read: ARC from Edelweiss (Thanks!) Summary: Garnet is looking forward to spending a few summer weeks of 1926 with some distant relatives at a […]

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December 20, 2012 - 9:02 am

Estelle: 2012 End of the Year Survey (Yay!) - […] from Silhouette of a Sparrow by Molly Beth Griffin: she was so curious, so adventurous, and willing to be herself even when […]

September 18, 2012 - 7:34 pm

Sharon @ Fictionally Inclined - Consider me intrigued! I absolutely adore that quote you included, and Dirty Dancing is a favorite of mine. I’d want to read this book on your words alone, but it sounds like it can definitely stand on its own feet. Definitely adding this one to my TBR list! I’ve been on a historical kick lately, but I’ll be picking this one up once I’m in a YA mood again.

September 18, 2012 - 4:48 pm

kim Cornwell - Sounds like a great story. I would love to win a copy!

September 17, 2012 - 7:00 pm

Kristen Evey - Aw, this sounds so good! I love the 20s and that whole feeling/vibe of the times. Beautiful and sad at the same time. Love the cover of this one too. Will have to find it. Thanks for the review!

September 16, 2012 - 12:59 am

Rather Be Reading Blog: Estelle's Shelve It (9/16/2012) - […] appreciation for your favorite bloggers silhouette of a sparrow by molly beth griffin and then things fall apart by arliana tibensky the big kids’ table: […]

September 14, 2012 - 1:53 pm

Annette - Oh, I love the 20s. This sound so good, and I haven’t heard of it before. Thanks!

September 14, 2012 - 11:42 am

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - Your review is so, so beautiful. I feel like it does the book justice way more than anything I could ever say. I loved Griffin’s writing, and her setting, and Garnet too.

September 14, 2012 - 10:10 am

Em (Love YA Lit) - Wow! What a beautiful cover! I want to see this one in the flesh ASAP! (also for the record: google image search for “silhouette of a sparrow” is awesome) This is the first I’ve heard of this book, so thanks for bringing it to my attention! I’m curious if this book takes place anywhere near where I live – my area was historically a big summer lake resort hot spot a la Dirty Dancing.

Estelle: Between You & Me by Marisa Calin

Between You & Me by Marisa Calin ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: August 7, 2012 Publisher: Bloomsbury Kids Pages: 240 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: LGBT, unrequited love, screenplay format, theater, teacher/student relationships, friendship Format read: ARC from ALA. Summary: Told in the form of a screenplay, Phyre is a 16-year old girl […]

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February 11, 2014 - 1:11 am

Top 10 Tuesday: Cue the Swoon - […] Between You & Me by Marisa Calin […]

December 20, 2012 - 9:01 am

Estelle: 2012 End of the Year Survey (Yay!) - […] Between You & Me by Marisa Calin Dreamland Social Club by Tara Altebrando The Comeback Season by Jennifer E. Smith Where You Are by J.H. Trumble What Happens Next by Colleen Clayton Stealing Parker by Miranda Kennealy Endangered by Eliot Schrefer Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley Princesses of Iowa by M. Molly Backes […]

December 10, 2012 - 9:03 am

Between You & Me Themed Gift Pack - […] In fact, I read it twice. […]

August 7, 2012 - 9:01 am

Celebrating Release Day with Marisa Calin (Rather Be Reading Blog) - […] Between You & Me review | Goodreads | Amazon […]

July 28, 2012 - 4:57 pm

Asheley (@BookwormAsheley) - WOW. What a review. I have to admit that I wasn’t very interested in this one at all because I didn’t like the cover. But you make a really great case for a book that sounds so different and thought-provoking. PLUS I can tell how much you really enjoyed it, and that is such a huge thing for me when I decide what to read too – how much other people REALLY got from a book. Excellent, good, fantastic review. Brilliant. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

July 28, 2012 - 2:38 pm

The Bumble Girl - Great review! I haven’t heard of this book yet, and it seems quite unique and interesting! It’s been a really long time since I’ve read a screenplay, or anything close to one. I’ll definitely add this to my list too! Thanks 🙂

July 28, 2012 - 8:03 am

August 2012 Young Adult Book Releases - […] You & Me by Marisa Calin Goodreads | Amazon Estelle’s Review […]

July 26, 2012 - 10:27 am

Jen R - I was really hesitant about this one because of the screenplay style. That kind of stuff tends to distract me and therefore drive me nuts. I didn’t know that the book also plays with the reader’s assumptions about gender, etc. That’s interesting! Now that I’ve read your review, I’ll definitely try this one out.

July 26, 2012 - 6:39 am

Lori - I haven’t heard much about this book, but wow! It’s sounds really great. I love when an author takes a chance with a unique writing style. I’m anxious to learn more about You and see what I think. Great review!

July 25, 2012 - 5:35 pm

VeganYANerds - This is such a fantastic review of what sounds like an amazing book! I really like that it’s written as a screen play and it’s so intriguing that we don’t know who You really is. And I’m impressed that you went back and re-read, another sign that this is a really, really good book!

Also, you’re so right about the assumptions we make about people based on their clothing/mannerisms. I really can’t wait to read this, Estelle!

July 25, 2012 - 12:17 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I totally am LOVING your review E. You did a great job with it, and simply succeeded in making me want to read it all over again! Between You & Me really was fantastic. So much love for this book!

July 25, 2012 - 11:54 am

Ginger @ GReads! - Wow, what an amazing review Estelle. I know how much you enjoyed this book. I think, when done well, keeping the gender of a specific character secret can be very intriguing. However, it would also drive me insane because I feel the need to visualize my characters as I read them, haha. I have never read a book written as a screen play. After your rave reviews, this one has definitely been added to my TBR list.

July 25, 2012 - 10:33 am

Annette - This sounds really interesting. Great review. I know what you mean about the mind playing tricks. Recently I read a book and when it began I thought one of the characters was female (can’t remember the name, but you couldn’t tell from it.) After a while, I realized she was a “he” and for the rest of the book I had trouble making that switch in my brain! I hate when that happens!