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Magan: Can’t Look Away by Donna Cooner

Can’t Look Away by Donna Cooner See Also: Skinny by Donna Cooner Publication Date: August 26, 2014 Publisher: Point Pages: 272 Target Audience: Young Adult Fiction Keywords: beauty and fashion vlogger, loss of a sibling, moving to a new state Format Read: Arc received from the Publisher. (Thank you!) Summary: Torrey, popular fashion and beauty vlogger, doesn’t […]

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October 22, 2014 - 12:38 pm

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - I’m always a little fascinated with books about bloggers and youtuber, but I’m not sure if this book is for me. I think I would have a hard time with Torrey, although I certianly understand about wanting to push our grief into a corner and not think about it.

October 22, 2014 - 11:22 am

Magan - Briana, I completely agree with you. In this book’s case, the parent’s grief was so apparent, that it felt a little odd that they weren’t all given the same amount of closure at the end. Don’t get me wrong, there were mentions, but I would really have liked for it not to be so “I can do this on my own.”

October 22, 2014 - 11:16 am

Brianna - I feel like peripheral parents is a thing in YA. It’s almost as if the authors are saying: look at these cool kids figuring it out without parents. There should be more parents in YA, especially in books with heavier subjects, like death or bullying.

Magan: Skinny by Donna Cooner

Skinny by Donna Cooner Publication Date: October 1, 2012 Publisher: Point Pages: 272 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: gastric bypass surgery, body image issues, broadway, weight loss Recommended by: Anna at Anna Reads Format read: ARC from ALA (Thanks!) Summary: Fifteen year old Ever is obese. She chooses to undergo gastric bypass surgery, with the support of […]

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November 3, 2014 - 5:04 pm

Hillary Merriweather - I am so thankful to have read this book. I bought this book awhile ago but I am reading it again for the millionth time (i guess you could say) and i will continue to read it. I can relate to Ever Davies in so many ways and by reading this book, it helped me accomplish so many things. I no longer look at my life the same way. Thanks Donna Cooner for writing an AMAZING book.

October 22, 2014 - 8:00 am

YA Book Review: Can't Look Away by Donna Cooner - […] exactly two years ago, I raved about Donna Cooner’s Skinny, a book about a girl who undergoes gastric bypass surgery and deals with insecurities and body […]

November 8, 2012 - 8:04 pm

Kelly - It’s not just about a number decreasing on the scale but also the belief that we are good enough, that we’re worth it… that we’re beautiful.

This!

Like Asheley, I was worried about reading this one because the issues it covered seemed quite heavy, especially if not handled well. But it sounds like Skinny is worth the read! Thanks for a great review 🙂

November 7, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Asheley (@BookwormAsheley) - Magan. Fantastic review. Just brilliant.
Before now, I hadn’t even considered reading this because it seemed to issues-heavy for me. But you make me want to throw stuff down and pick this up. That is so big for me because I’m still trying to adjust to the issues contemps. BRAVO, gal!

November 7, 2012 - 1:39 pm

Cynthia - Sounds like this one would appeal to most of us. I know I’ve struggled with that same voice inside me and how it affected my social life when I was younger. Sounds like a great book, I hadn’t heard of it but will definitely go on my list.

November 7, 2012 - 10:21 am

Elizabeth @ The Back-Porch Reader - This sounds SO good. It’s been on my list for awhile now. Great review!

November 7, 2012 - 10:03 am

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - Oh, oh, oh, but this book sounds SO GOOD. I love how it tackles an issue that affects all sorts of people, and how it appears to make it clear to the reader how difficult or how intense the struggle can be. Great review M!

November 7, 2012 - 8:04 am

Anna - THIS! xo

October 2012 Young Adult Book Releases

  Oh, yep — that’s right! It’s almost Halloween. I typically average about 20-ish books in the YA book releases posts, but jeez! There are THIRTY-THREE books listed below. Prepare your wallets now, friends — October is going to be quite the spendy month. Just in case you’re hosting an awesome Halloween party, here’s an […]

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November 4, 2012 - 9:31 pm

Magan: Shelve It -- November 4, 2012 - […] of Reach by Carrie Arcos — this was one I featured in my October 2012 YA new releases post. […]

October 4, 2012 - 4:41 pm

Kristen Evey - I should not have looked through that whole list. So many shiny new books!!!

October 1, 2012 - 4:41 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - There are way too many good books on this list. Seriously. I’m going to go broke just trying to get them all!

October 1, 2012 - 6:10 am

VeganYANerds - Sooooo many books this month! I don’t even know where to start 😀

September 30, 2012 - 10:07 pm

Estelle: Shelve It from Rather Be Reading Blog (9/30/2012) - […] is a pricey month for books! So many new releases! A review of Starring Me by Krista McGee. Magan adored Sweethearts by Sara Zarr. Our long distance […]

September 30, 2012 - 9:10 am

Katie w/ Mundie Moms - That pumpkin mousse looks so good right now. Thanks to your picture I’ll be craving sweets today. LOL 😉