Author Archives: Mrs. Andersen

Guest Review: Inexcusable by Chris Lynch

Title: Inexcusable Author: Chris Lynch Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers / Simon & Schuster Release Date: May 8, 2007 Source: checked out from public library Reviewer: Gregory Taylor Summary (from Goodreads): Keir Sarafian knows many things about himself. He … Continue reading

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Guest Review: The List by Siobhan Vivian

Title: The List Author: Siobhan Vivian Publisher: Push (Scholastic) Release Date: April 1st, 2012 Reviewer: Cathy Blackler Summary (From Goodreads):   An intense look at the rules of high school attraction — and the price that’s paid for them. It … Continue reading

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Gender Relations: Supplemental Texts

Our first theme for YA Lit 101 version 2.0 is gender relations. Our first shared text is This One Summer and hopefully you’re either currently reading it or planning on reading it in time for our group discussion because we … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Beauty Queens by Libba Bray

Title: Beauty Queens Author: Libba Bray Narrator: Libba Bray Publisher: Scholastic Press Release Date: May 24th, 2011 Source: Audiobook borrowed from the library Reviewer: Sarah Andersen Summary (From Goodreads):  The fifty contestants in the Miss Teen Dream pageant thought this … Continue reading

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Intro to Dystopian: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

Since this whole class is optional, you can choose to participate (or not) whenever you wish. However, if you choose to participate, we want to make clear our expectations for that participation. Realize that you should have the book read … Continue reading

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Intro to Dystopian: The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson

Since this whole class is optional, you can choose to participate (or not) whenever you wish. However, if you choose to participate, we want to make clear our expectations for that participation. Realize that you should have the book read … Continue reading

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Intro to Dystopian: Legend by Marie Lu

Since this whole class is optional, you can choose to participate (or not) whenever you wish. However, if you choose to participate, we want to make clear our expectations for that participation. Realize that you should have the book read … Continue reading

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