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Magan: This Summer by Katlyn Duncan

This Summer by Katlyn Duncan [twitter | website] Publication Date: July 9, 2014 Publisher: Carina UK Pages: 240 Target Audience: Mature Young Adult Keywords: boy/girl next door neighbors, camp counselors, summer camp Format Read: ARC from Publisher (Thank you!) Summary: Two years ago, Hadley’s next door neighbor, Will, fled town on the very same night he and Hadley became “more than friends.” After […]

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December 10, 2014 - 8:00 am

This Christmas by Katlyn Duncan | Rather Be Reading - […] Christmas by Katlyn Duncan [twitter | website] Previously reviewed on RBR: This Summer Publication Date: November 18, 2014 Publisher: Carina UK Pages: ebook novella Target Audience: […]

August 29, 2014 - 10:56 am

Alexa S. - I LOVE when it feels like an author is writing about something that you’ve personally experience! So I think it’s great that you found that type of connection with This Summer. And might I just say that I LOVE that this is a summery read! I used to dream of being a camp counselor when I was a teen, so I think I’d definitely want to read this.

August 23, 2014 - 12:02 pm

Sue - Looks good. Great review 🙂

August 15, 2014 - 2:45 pm

Asheley (@BookwormAsheley) - M, I love your connection with this book. I haven’t heard of it, but it sounds like a fun story!

August 13, 2014 - 9:37 am

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - It’s so weird when you read a book and so many of the events makes you think of your life. That happened to me when I read Fangirl. Cath, particularly, reminded me so much of myself, especially as a college freshman, that it almost got to be too much. It was like looking at my life and seeing all the things I should have done differently.

Anyway, I’m glad you liked this. I love summer romancy reads, but I’m not sure if I would like this.

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*

Estelle: Camp by Elaine Wolf

Camp by Elaine Wolf ( website | twitter ) Publication Date: June 15, 2012 Publisher: Sky Pony Press Pages: 256 Target audience: Mature young adult Keywords: 1960s, mother/daughter relationships, bullying, family secrets Format read: Hardcover received from publisher. (Thank you!) Summary: In the summer of 1963, Amy is unwillingly sent to a summer camp run […]

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September 2, 2012 - 9:02 am

Estelle: Shelve It from Rather Be Reading Blog (9/2/2012) - […] CAMP by Elaine Wolf — bullies, camp, difficult mothers OH MY. One body, two souls — What’s Left of Me by Kat Zhang Susan Wigg’s Return to Willow Lake packs reality shows, politics, romance, and family challenges in 1 novel! […]

August 31, 2012 - 8:24 pm

elena - Echoing everyone else by saying wowza, such an intense review! It sounds like a book that really gets to you & challenges the reader. Thanks always for such an insightful, thoughtful review.

August 31, 2012 - 7:06 pm

VeganYANerds - Wonderful review, Estelle, it sounds like a difficult book to read, revolving around yet another awful bunch of YA parents! But I am a sucker for books that make me sad so I will definitely have to read this.

August 31, 2012 - 5:16 pm

Kristen Evey - Wow. Like Alexa said above, the one word I was thinking while reading your review was INTENSE. I’ll definitely keep this in mind for when I need an emotionally charged read. Sounds like their are a lot of issues brought up in this book that are handled in a mature manner. Thank you for reviewing!

August 31, 2012 - 12:21 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - This sounds so… INTENSE. I’m curious about figuring out what’s going on with these characters!