I’m Not Afraid

This post is long overdue. What with the Goodreads meltdown over one negative review and just a couple of days later, another author’s anger-filled post about a negative review that wasn’t even offensive enough to be so bothered about- I should have written this earlier. I guess I just didn’t know what to say. I […] Read More

Stereotypes in YA

high schools

I’ve seen so many times in YA that there are 5 stock characters that pop up somewhere or the other. In no particular order, here they are: Cheerleader:this is usually never a girl who is confident in herself and her looks, although to be a cheerleader I’m pretty sure you need to be both. Instead, this […] Read More

Review- How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff

how i live now

Summary (goodreads): “Every war has turning points and every person too.” Fifteen-year-old Daisy is sent from Manhattan to England to visit her aunt and cousins she’s never met: three boys near her age, and their little sister. Her aunt goes away on business soon after Daisy arrives. The next day bombs go off as London […] Read More

This Year and the Next

coolest fireworks EVER.

So, like everyone on the planet knows, it’s the day before 2012 begins. The year that the world apparently ends. *laughs nervously* That isn’t going to happen, obviously. Obviously. 2011′s been a GREAT year. I started blogging, I made the biggest decision in my sixteen-year-old life, and I didn’t end up regretting it! I went […] Read More

Review- The Last Little Blue Envelope by Maureen Johnson

the last little blue envelope

Summary (goodreads): Ginny Blackstone thought that the biggest adventure of her life was behind her. She spent last summer traveling around Europe, following the tasks her aunt Peg laid out in a series of letters before she died. When someone stole Ginny’s backpack—and the last little blue envelope inside—she resigned herself to never knowing how […] Read More