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Magan: Sean Griswold’s Head by Lindsey Leavitt

Sean Griswold’s Head by Lindsey Leavitt  <website • twitter> Publication Date: March 1, 2011 Publisher: Bloomsbury Pages: 288 Target audience: Young Adult Keywords: Multiple Sclerosis, sick parent, focus project, counseling Format read: Purchased the paperback after Lori recommended I read this book. Summary: After Payton finds out her father has Multiple Sclerosis and stops speaking […]

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May 28, 2014 - 8:01 am

YA Book Review: The Chapel Wars by Lindsey Leavitt - […] Chapel Wars by Lindsey Leavitt ( twitter | website ) Previously Reviewed: Sean Griswold’s Head // Going Vintage Publication Date: May 6, 2014 Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s Pages: […]

June 11, 2013 - 9:00 am

Sweet Summertime Reads: Wonderful, Cute + Kind of Perfect (Dates) - […] Add Sean Griswold’s Head on Goodreads Purchase on Amazon Read Magan’s Review […]

March 29, 2013 - 6:17 am

Lori - I’m so happy you loved this one! Payton was such a great character. 🙂

March 28, 2013 - 7:15 am

Maggie @ Young Adult Anonymous - I was pleasantly surprised by this book too. I don’t usually like books that deal with parental illness but I thought it was handled really well and realistically without dragging the story into doom and gloom. Remember the few occasions teachers would go in reverse alphabetical order?? Ah, the good ol’ days.

March 26, 2013 - 5:25 pm

Asheley Tart (@BookwormAsheley) - This sounds really great. I’ve never even read the synopsis for this book before because of the old cover (shallow Ash!) but this cover is much better and the story sounds pretty good. Thanks for putting one on my radar that I’d have never otherwise given a second glance to! I just put it on my library wishlist!

March 18, 2013 - 11:05 pm

Tabitha S. - I hadn’t heard of this one until now! I mean – I knew Lindsey Leavitt had another book, but I didn’t know what it was about. It sounds great, and I’m excited to read about the pie charts! I’m going to go buy this one now, SUCH a good deal. (:

March 18, 2013 - 10:31 pm

Liz (Along for the Read) - I never knew that was what this book was about. I have heard great things about it, but apparently never anything very specific. I honestly always assumed it was a lighter hearted book, but now that I know, I really want to read it.

March 18, 2013 - 8:08 pm

Bookworm1858 - I’m so glad you liked this book-it’s my favorite Leavitt so far and one I recommend to people who like lighter YA contemporary (or want to give that genre a try). Just a great family, friendship, and yes love story.

March 18, 2013 - 7:49 pm

Maria - I’d completely forgotten it was Leavitt who wrote this book! It’s been on my list for a really long time but never close to actually being read.
The new cover is very different…

March 18, 2013 - 7:49 pm

Holly - I’m glad that you enjoyed this book! 🙂 I’m actually reading it right now. I’m about half-way through and I love it! I agree with you, Lindsey Leavitt did a good job with writing about Payton and the whole situation with her dad! Great review! 🙂

March 18, 2013 - 6:37 pm

Leela @ My world in English - Ooooo I’m glad you liked because I’ve just bought the book 🙂

I can’t wait to read it ^^

March 18, 2013 - 1:54 pm

Alexa Y. - I’ll be honest and say that I was probably not too attracted to the title of this book. But after reading your review, it actually sounds like a book I’d enjoy – and so I think I’m going to have to give it a chance now. I’m a sucker for books with good friendships and interesting stories, and this one hits both marks!

March 18, 2013 - 12:06 pm

elena - I’ve never read anything by Lindsay but I’m curious! I totally get what you mean about being the end of the alphabet, blergh. Sean sounds like an ADORABLE character. also, YES for girl friendships! I will try to read this one!

March 18, 2013 - 10:50 am

Kelsie - How funny. I just picked this as my next book to read and then immediately afterward visited your blog and saw this review. As a reader in my 20s, I’m glad to see that the characters showed some maturity and this isn’t just a cheesy tween read. 🙂

March 18, 2013 - 9:55 am

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - I’ve heard really good things about this one. I’ve read Going Vintage, which I liked but didn’t love. But I think I am going to get this one from the library and give it a try.

Thanks for the review 🙂