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3 for 3 | December YA Picks

Why, hello there. It’s actually THURSDAY. I kept thinking yesterday was Thursday, but it wasn’t. So here we are. Ten days into December, only a few weeks left in the year and so much to talk about — the best books, how many books, and, of course, the new titles still releasing this month! Today […]

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December 31, 2015 - 10:16 am

What This Book Gave To Me, Estelle - […] books about sisters this year, and in the same year, that my mom lost of her sister, these tales (This Raging Light by Estelle Laur; Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt; Rules for Stealing Stars by […]

December 12, 2015 - 2:08 pm

Rebekah @ The5thBookReader - I am definitely going to have to read these soon. I adore your blog! It is incredible.

December 10, 2015 - 10:44 am

Emma @ Miss Print - I’ve been a bit wary of Not If I See You First but am glad to see it getting love from you and other readers I trust. Even more excited for This Raging Light now as well!

December 10, 2015 - 10:05 am

Alexa S. - I definitely want to check out NOT IF I SEE YOU FIRST! It sounds like the type of tale I would really enjoy, particularly because the main character is working her way through a difficult time in her life. Moments like that are moments of growth, and I’d like to read about hers!

We Can Work It Out by Elizabeth Eulberg • Estelle Reviews

We Can Work It Out by Elizabeth Eulberg ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: 1/27/2015 Publisher: Scholastic Point Pages: 320 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: friendship, romance, organizing a club, Beatles Format read: Purchased. Summary: Penny Lane is dating Ryan and running the Lonely Hearts Club but as things get more serious with Ryan […]

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February 15, 2015 - 12:22 am

Alexa S. - We Can Work It Out was definitely fun to read! I love that you’ve basically narrowed it down to the awesome things it includes in your review. So happy that we had more time with Penny and the rest of the gals – and Ryan too!

Estelle: Paper Airplanes by Dawn O’Porter

Paper Airplanes by Dawn O’Porter ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: September 9, 2014 Publisher: Amulet Pages: 272 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: friendship, parents, school Format read: ARC from Publisher via NetGalley. Summary: Even though they are students at the same school, Renee and Flo meet at a party. Kind of. Flo saves […]

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November 17, 2014 - 9:00 am

Wildlife by Fiona Wood | YA Book Review - […] was reminded a lot of my reading of Paper Airplanes from a few weeks ago. Two girls become friends, one of them has a toxic best gal pal, and there […]

October 8, 2014 - 11:11 pm

Alexa S. - Honestly, your mixed reaction is making me even more curious about Paper Airplanes! I think it’s interesting that it focuses so heavily on friendship (love this!) and I like that it’s set in the 1990s. I’m very curious about what it was that had you so disturbed! We’ll have to see if that intrigues me enough to pick up a copy 😉

September 29, 2014 - 8:30 pm

elena - ooh this book sounds kind of interesting except i feel like i would be pretty angry reading it. now i wonder what that thing that irked you was.

September 26, 2014 - 11:20 am

Jen @Fefferbooks - How I LOVE when you girls review books I haven’t heard of, yet! Your review’s made me want to run out to the library and pick this up right now, E. Thanks! 😀

Estelle: Miss Fortune Cookie by Lauren Bjorkman

Miss Fortune Cookie by Lauren Bjorkman ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: November 12, 2012 Publisher: Henry Holt Pages: 279 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: senior year, San Francisco, Chinese culture, friendships, blogging Format read: ARC paperback from a friend. Summary: Three best friends living in San Francisco are dealing with college acceptance letters, […]

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April 4, 2014 - 9:24 pm

Alexa S. - Right after reading your review, I headed straight off to the NYPL website to put a copy on hold! Miss Fortune Cookie sounds FANTASTIC. It sounds precisely like the kind of book I’d love, mostly because it’s about friendship. And the added bonus of an Asian culture as part of it? YES PLEASE.

April 2, 2014 - 10:54 pm

Lauren Bjorkman - Thanks for the review. It’s a beautiful moment for an author when a reader gets the book. Buy, borrow, steal, whatever! What I mean is when the reader really understands the story.

Magan and Estelle–a signed copy + cool swag = a fun giveaway. My treat. Let me know if you want to do one.

April 2, 2014 - 2:40 pm

Maggie @ Just a Couple More Pages - After I read the things you liked I was going to put this one on hold at the library, but then when I saw you rated it as “borrow it” and now I don’t know! You’ve left me feeling very confused.

Also, whenever I ask you for advice please just tell me what to do.

April 1, 2014 - 10:03 am

Lola - I never heard of this boook before, but it sounds like a fun read. And I really like the cover and title, so cute! I also think it’s interesting this book deals with the challenge of choosing a college, as there aren’t many books which include that part. Great review :)!

April 1, 2014 - 9:33 am

Meg - Love examinations of friendships, and you’re absolutely right: a story about three best friends is very rare and unique. The idea of the blog is so fun (and one with which we could all relate, I’m sure!), and I love the premise as a whole. Will have to look for this one!