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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: Tease by Amanda Maciel

Tease by Amanda Maciel (twitter) Publication Date: April 29, 2014 Publisher: Balzer + Bray Pages: 336 Target Audience: Young Adult Keywords: bullying, suicide, lawsuits, book told from bully’s perspective Format Read: ARC received from the publisher. Summary: Sara is being tried for the death of former classmate, Emma, whom she and her friends Brielle, Tyler, and Dylan bullied. The story […]

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September 30, 2014 - 11:50 am

Fifteen Must-Read Tough Subject Books - […] Tease — teen suicide, bullying […]

May 3, 2014 - 2:08 pm

Alexa S. - Wow. Tease definitely sounds like it would be a hard book to read, but also a GOOD one. There’s something interesting about seeing things through the eyes of the “bully” and not the “bullied”.

May 1, 2014 - 2:07 pm

Jamie - I AM SO INTRIGUED BY THIS ONE!! Definitely going to make sure it doesn’t just sit on my Kindle as an egalley! Love seeing a different POV plus I LOOOOVE books with narrators that make me a bit uncomfortable!

Magan: If I Lie by Corrine Jackson

If I Lie by Corrine Jackson (website | twitter) Publication Date: October 15, 2013 Publisher: Simon Pulse Pages: 276 Target Audience: Mature young adult Keywords: Military towns, cheating, reputations, bullying Format Read: eBook purchased for my Kindle. Summary: Quinn’s boyfriend, Carey, is serving our country in Afghanistan. Shortly after his deployment, a photograph was taken […]

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September 30, 2014 - 11:52 am

Fifteen Must-Read Tough Subject Books - […] If I Lie — knowing the secret truth about characters, bullying, ass-hat father […]

November 10, 2013 - 6:44 pm

Shelve It: Upcoming Nook/Kindle Reads, Estelle + Magan - […] for If I Lie by Corrine Jackson | Fault Line by Christa Desir | The Secret Ingredient by Stewart […]

November 10, 2013 - 11:03 am

Bookworm1858 - I didn’t really like Quinn in this book but I loved her interactions with George and appreciated this book’s focus on the military in a category that doesn’t always have much to do with real-life (I loved how last year there was a string of books with military related plot lines and I only wish there were more.)

November 9, 2013 - 10:24 pm

Lauren @ Lose Time Reading - Lovely review, Magan 🙂 I adored this book as well… I think I cried every ten pages though; it really, really got to me. I wish it was talked about more because it’s really an outstanding book!

November 8, 2013 - 6:13 pm

Alexa Y. - It makes me really glad that you enjoyed this book too! It’s such a sad story, but it’s also a meaningful one.

Estelle: Promise Me Something by Sara Kocek

Promise Me Something by Sara Kocek ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: September 1, 2013 Publisher: Albert Whitman Pages: 311 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: homophobia, bullying, new school, friendships, remarriage Format read: ARC from Publisher via NetGalley (Thanks!) Summary: Starting at a new school for Reyna Fay is tough, especially when all her […]

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November 4, 2013 - 4:20 pm

Alexa Y. - I think it’s really good that you were able to feel like a lot of Reyna’s experiences were relatable. If an author is really able to tap into feelings like that, it’s always very promising. However, it also sounds like Olive and Reyna both could potentially be irritating, especially Reyna when she gets drawn along by the popular crowd!

October 21, 2013 - 11:19 pm

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - You know, it always freaks me out a little when I’m reading a book, and it feels like the author had secretly followed me around in high school and wrote about my life then. That happened to me when I was reading the first Ruby Oliver book by E. Lockhart.

Anyway, I’m not sure if this book is for me. I mean, it seems interesting, but maybe too message? Great review, though.

October 21, 2013 - 8:03 pm

Bookworm1858 - Well you know I had mixed feelings about this-some things were so well-done and I found the writing pretty engaging but then there was stuff I found super frustrating. Such a mixed experience but definitely a read to check out for contemporary fans.

October 21, 2013 - 10:02 am

Lena @ Addicted 2 Novels - Ya know, I haven’t heard about this book, but it sounds really interesting. I’m sure the two main characters(Reyna and Olive) would end up annoying me though, hahaha.