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Magan: The Tragedy Paper by Elizabeth LaBan

The Tragedy Paper by Elizabeth LaBan (twitter) Publication Date: January 8, 2013 Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Pages: 312 Target Audience: Young Adult Keywords: albino character, boarding school, dual perspective Format Read: Purchased eBook for my kindle Summary: Duncan unravels the mystery of Tim’s relationship with Vanessa (and their mysterious tragedy) through a series of recordings left behind for […]

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December 17, 2014 - 11:33 am

Reading Challenge: Dive Into Diversity | Intro + Sign Up - […] The Curvy Girls Club | Everything Leads to You | Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel Even in Paradise | Rites of Passage | Say What You Will | The Tragedy Paper […]

January 28, 2014 - 2:58 pm

Brittany @ The Book Addict's Guide - Oh wow. You know… For some reason I wrote off this book for one reason or another and I don’t remember what it was but I think this is actually the first review I’ve actually read about it and now you may be changing my mind!

January 28, 2014 - 6:51 am

Judith - I’ve been curious about this book for a while now, but your review definitely makes me want to read it. I love how mysterious (and well-written and unique and intriguing and amazing) this sounds, so thank you for convincing me to give it a shot. 🙂

January 24, 2014 - 8:31 pm

Sara (of The Page Sage) - The Tragedy Paper kept me up reading, too! The switching perspectives is done SO well, though it was torture when you just wanted to know what was going to happen next. And the way the tragedy themes are woven into the story is amazing.

January 23, 2014 - 10:49 pm

Lauren @ Love is not a triangle - I’m so happy that you’re highlighting this book! I remember reading a review about it when it came out last year and being very interested, but then I sort of forgot about it. SAD! You have once again made me want to read this. I love books that are literary, character driven and have male povs. I want to know Tim and Duncan better!

January 22, 2014 - 10:18 pm

Ellice - I’ve been back and forth on this one… I wasn’t sure if I would like it, but you have definitely convinced me! You make it sound so good. I really love the cover. It makes me wonder if he’s running toward something or away from something…Great review, Magan!

January 22, 2014 - 5:16 pm

Andrea Modolo (@Book_lover1988) - Yes, I absolutely loved this book, it was so beautiful and the story is so emotional. I really enjoyed the different perspectives and how the story slowly comes out of what happened to Tim and Vanessa. The way the story is written is so engrossing and I remember not wanting to put the book down. Glad you enjoyed this one!

January 22, 2014 - 3:26 pm

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - Wow, this book seems amazing. From what you said, especially with the POVS going back and forth beteween Tim and Duncan, and Tim leaving a recording for Duncan, of Thirteen Reasons Why.

January 22, 2014 - 3:08 pm

Alexa S. - Wow. Just wow, M. I remember reading excellent reviews of this book a year ago, and considering it as one of the books I’d want to read. Your review just reminded me of how mysterious and intriguing the story is, and made me want to read it even more, so awesome job!

January 22, 2014 - 2:38 pm

Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit - Ok, so I’ve been lemming this book since it came out – it was a library hold, and then I just couldn’t get to it…but now I know I have to. Thank you for this glowing review. Definitely moving up the TBR now. =)

January 22, 2014 - 12:50 pm

Elissa - I’m always down with a book with such a glowing review. I’m going to add it to my queue!!

January 22, 2014 - 9:23 am

Cassie - OK. Ive been eyeing this down for quite some time and you definitely made me want it even more! Im super mad cuz i’m almost positive it was on sale the other day! BUT ALAS, I now must have it, I really like how you said that the perspectives switch just as things get interesting! Sounds so good!

January 22, 2014 - 8:41 am

Meg - YAY! I’ve never seen another review of this book, which makes me quite sad . . . because I thought it was outstanding. It absolutely sucked me in and kept me up well past my bedtime, too, but I simply had to know what would become of Tim and Vanessa. Though I did feel the “big reveal” was a little of a letdown after so much build-up, that doesn’t take away from the fact that it was an engrossing story — and well worth the read. So glad you enjoyed it, too, and loved reliving the story through your review.

Magan: Love and Other Perishable Items by Laura Buzo

Love and Other Perishable Items by Laura Buzo Publication Date: December 11, 2012 Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Pages: 256 Target audience: Mature young adult Keywords: first love, first jobs, feminism Format read: ARC from NetGalley. Summary: Amelia, 15, takes a job at her local supermarket to earn extra money where she meets Chris, 21, and […]

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December 3, 2013 - 9:00 am

HoliDIY: Book Cover Inspired Holiday Cards, Estelle - […] Add Love and Other Perishable Items to Goodreads | Magan’s Review […]

April 2, 2013 - 3:50 pm

Cassie - This review made me SO happy to go pick this book up from the library tonight!! 😀

December 18, 2012 - 7:04 am

Magan: 2012 End of Year Book Survey - […] review for Love and Other Perishable Items by Laura Buzo was really difficult for me to write because the book exceeded my expectations. The […]

December 15, 2012 - 6:10 pm

Estelle: Shelve It from Rather Be Reading Blog (12/15/2012) - […] Love and Other Perishable Items by Laura Buzo (Magan’s Review) […]

November 14, 2012 - 3:58 am

VeganYANerds - What a wonderful, thoughtful and personal review, M! You’ve made me realise I must have missed something when I read this – I read it in the middle of a big Aussie YA binge, so perhaps I’d already a bunch of great books and this one just didn’t hit me. I promise to read it again 🙂

I remember disliking Amelia’s dad and not thinking that the age gap was a big deal, but I liked that Chris didn’t just rush into it and take advantage 🙂

November 13, 2012 - 7:49 pm

Amanda @ Late Nights with Good Books - I’ll admit that when I first heard the premise of this story, I was rather hesitant to read it. I mean, I just think that 15 and 21 is such a huge gap, not only in age but in experiences and maturity. I know that apparently the 15-year-old is “mature” for her age, but that still shouldn’t put her on the same level as someone who is 21 and in college. But I am much more interested in the book after reading your review. It sounds like a good book, and that Buzo very tactfully handles the subject matter.

November 13, 2012 - 2:04 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - Magan, your review is SO well-written. I loved it, I loved it, I loved it (and yes, it deserved a repetition of that statement). I think I have to read this book – the age difference between the two main characters is the same age difference between me and my fiance! And, also, we met when we were the same age as them. How interesting is that?

November 13, 2012 - 12:29 pm

Leoni - Great review & this book sounds so good!

November 12, 2012 - 5:54 pm

Mary @ My Sisters Bookshelf - This sounds fabulous! I love an over-analyzer. And I’m intrigued by the age gap. I’m all about the older men. Just don’t tell my non-that-much-older boyfriend. It’s also a gorgeous cover, so you sort of had me at hello here!

November 12, 2012 - 2:25 pm

Melissa - Beautiful review…I think you suceeded in doing the book justice. You certainly succeeded to convincing me to add it to my wishlist!

November 12, 2012 - 11:31 am

Brittany @ The Book Addict's Guide - Wow this sounds really great! I’ve been eyeing it for a while so now I know I’ll definitely have to pick up a copy. I love books that make you think beyond the text. Great review!