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Love and Other Theories by Alexis Bass | Magan Reviews

Love & Other Theories by Alexis Bass [twitter | website] Publication Date: December 30, 2014 Publisher: HarperTeen Pages: 384 Target Audience: Mature Young Adult Keywords: girls’ rules for dating, girl code, sex and teenagers, senior year of H.S. Format Read: ARC from Publisher (A BIG thank you!) Summary: Aubrey and her girlfriends think they have dating, relationships, and guys all figured out. There […]

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January 23, 2015 - 4:50 pm

Alexa S. - Though I personally was too frustrated to finish this one, I do think Love and Other Theories is the type of read that will provoke a reaction and subsequent reflection. The concept itself is interesting and challenging, and I like that it had you posing questions in your review.

January 10, 2015 - 9:07 pm

Nicole @ The Quiet Concert - I don’t think this one is for me but I like how you mention that there are some women who could probably benefit from this story. But I think I’ll just be frustrated…

January 7, 2015 - 3:31 pm

Magan - Rebecca, I think it could be an eye-opener. Definitely. It’s always difficult to have characters who need to grow up a whole lot. And especially more difficult when they just don’t get as far as you’d like them to.

January 7, 2015 - 3:30 pm

Magan - Emma, with your focus on feminism, I would be SO curious to see what you have to say about this one. Read it, please?

January 6, 2015 - 3:32 pm

Emma @ Miss Print - Hmm. This sounds like an interesting read but also maybe a frustrating one. It also completely slipped under the radar for me so thanks for reviewing it and bringing it to my attention!

January 6, 2015 - 9:30 am

Rebecca @ Reading Wishes - This sounds like an interesting book (although kinda frustrating?) and it sounds like some girls might really benefit from it and open their eyes. I haven’t read many reviews for this, so thanks for sharing your thoughts!

Estelle: The Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes

The Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: May 20, 2014 Publisher: HarperTeen Pages: 384 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: breakups, best friends, changing perspective Format read: ARC from Publisher via Edelweiss. (Thanks!) Summary: Even though her boyfriend breaks up with her at work in front of her friends, she’s […]

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April 7, 2015 - 8:01 am

Getting to Know Paula Stokes, Author of LIARS, INC. - […] called THE ART OF LAINEY a pick-me-up-book after a rough day; I called LIARS, INC. trippy and suspenseful. How difficult […]

June 1, 2014 - 5:10 am

Judith - Yay! I also read this book in a day, because it was just SO fun. I thoroughly enjoyed this story, and mostly because I thought Lainey was an amazing protagonist. She was very confident, which is not like the main characters I usually read about, but she was also just so fun. I was also really rooting for Lainey and Micah, and I think Bianca is a great friend. I mostly praised this one because I felt it had so many healthy relationships and healthy relationship development, which is great!

May 26, 2014 - 8:19 pm

Sash from Sash & Em - Must make my man work his hair into a baby mohawk. If only!

May 24, 2014 - 9:32 am

Lisa is Busy Nerding - This sounds ADORABLE. And a book I can read in a night? YES PLEASE.

May 24, 2014 - 8:57 am

Sue - Great review. Looking forward to reading this book!

May 23, 2014 - 3:14 pm

Anna - I adored Micah, Lainey and this entire book! Loved reading your review.

May 22, 2014 - 10:29 pm

Brittany @ The Book Addict's Guide - CUTE. I’m not sure if I have this one from EW or not but it wasn’t really on my radar much with all of the other things I have to read. I will definitely pick this up when I’m looking for something cute and fun! It sounds like I’d really enjoy it.

May 22, 2014 - 5:49 pm

tabithasbookblog - I think this may be my next read! I’ve had a copy on my Kindle for a few months now, but I’d never really wanted to read it, but you know… now I do! I’ve been in a “serious book” groove for a few weeks now and I really just want something fun!

Cannot wait for this one!!

May 22, 2014 - 1:33 pm

Alexa S. - I think (no, I actually KNOW) I need this book in my life. It sounds absolutely delightful! I’m always in the market for a fun, thoughtful contemporary. The Art of Lainey sounds really fun! And really great, story-wise and character-wise. CANNOT WAIT.

May 22, 2014 - 1:24 pm

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - I’ve been seeing The Art of Lainey all over the book blogospher for the past few weeks, and I definitely want to read it. I’ve been craving contemporary books lately, and this one looks to adorable to pass up.

I do hope Lainey doesn’t drive me too crazy at the beginning, though. Also, I am super excited to meet Micah. I think I might just love him

May 22, 2014 - 10:26 am

Mary @ BookSwarm - Yay for beach bag reads! It think it’s funny that she “practices the art of war” and winds up falling for the fake boyfriend.

Estelle: Don’t Call Me Baby by Gwendolyn Heasley

Don’t Call Me Baby by Gwendolyn Heasley ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: April 22, 2014 Publisher: HarperTeen Pages: 304 Target audience: Young adult Key audience: parental relationships, the internet, friendship Format read: ARC from Publisher via Edelweiss (Thanks!) Summary: Imogene has been the subject of her mother’s popular blog, Mommylicious, since forever. As […]

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May 3, 2014 - 1:47 am

Alexa S. - I really enjoyed this! I think it was Heasley’s way of putting blogging and the internet into perspective that I really enjoyed the most. It definitely made me think about blogging and what it means to me and how it affects my own life.

April 30, 2014 - 10:04 pm

Brittany @ The Book Addict's Guide - This was another one that I ended up pushing up because of you! I didn’t realize how interesting this story sounded and it sounds like another great book I can connect to. So glad you mentioned it & reviewed it! I hope I have similar positive feelings 😀

April 26, 2014 - 10:57 pm

Nicole @ The Quiet Concert - Oo I didn’t know this book was about blogging. I think the question of over-exposure, or too much technology will be an interesting one! And I like that the girls plan to take their mom’s down. Sounds fun! I just added this to my TBR 🙂

April 23, 2014 - 8:02 am

Shelve It: In Which We Buy All the Books - […] to enter our giveaway for an ONLY EVERYTHING signed arc (U.S. + Canada) and check out reviews of Don’t Call Me Baby by Gwen Heasley; The Summer I Wasn’t Me by Jess Verdi; Life By Committee by Corey Ann […]

April 22, 2014 - 12:58 pm

Rachel - I really like your review of this book. I felt the same sense of irony reading the book as a blogger. Like yeah, I suppose it can get in the way of real life at times, especially if you’re neglecting the people you care about for your blog, but there are so many amazing things about blogging as well. But I definitely have to make a concentrated effort to stay present when I’m with friends (especially those that are non-bloggers), so I can understand where Imogene is coming from as well.

April 22, 2014 - 7:09 am

Amy @ bookgoonie - I know my kid reacts to every photo I take with “are you going to post that?”. Plus I get an eye roll everytime I ask the kiddo to give me a book sound bite. Though our kids don’t mind putting themselves out there, they don’t want us doing it for them.

April 21, 2014 - 4:18 pm

Maggie @ Just a Couple More Pages - You know I loved this story, I’m so glad you read it first and encouraged me to read it while reminding me that the character is much younger than the teens I normally read about. I agree that Imogene and Sage’s friendship was great and very true-to-life, I love how they argued, but then figured out a way to remain friends and grow their relationship.

April 21, 2014 - 12:05 pm

elena - i’m pretty curious about this because of the rise of mommy bloggers and the privacy concerns that are more prevalent these days. oh gosh, if i were imogene i would cringe so hard and feel like i have NO PRIVACY at all. people’s relationships w her via the internet must be so weird, esp because they see her grow up. yikes. kind of like how you feel you know a celeb but you really, really don’t.

April 21, 2014 - 11:56 am

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - This seems really interesting. I am often sucked into the black hole of the Internet, too. I’ll definitely have to check out this book. Although I love blogging, I feel like I could really understand what Imogene would be frustrated with her life being on the Internet. It’s one thing if she was the one putting her life out there, but it was her mother. Although I haven’t read it yet, so I’m sure there is a lot more to it.

April 21, 2014 - 10:53 am

Molly @ wrapped up in books - I’ve been really interested in the crop of books that have come out recently about teens and internet culture. I can totally relate to you on the whole screen time/real life time balance. It can be difficult to strike! I’m also interested in friendship and family in YA.