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Queer Characters in YA Dystopians

I seriously believe that a fictional world that doesn’t include LGBTQIA+ characters is a poorly constructed world. Continue reading

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Review: Speak

Title: Speak Author: Laurie Halse Anderson Publisher: Speak, an imprint of Penguin Group (1999) Genre: young adult, mainstream fiction, problem novel In Their Words: Melinda Sordino busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops, so her old friends won’t talk … Continue reading

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Review: Massive

Title: Massive Author: Julia Bell Publisher: Simon Pulse (imprint of Simon & Schuster) Genre:young adult, realistic fiction Some books are so good, they make you angry. Massive, by Julia Bell, is one of those books. Set in England, Massive is … Continue reading

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Review: Geography Club

Title: Geography Club Author: Brent Hartinger Publisher: HarperTempest (imprint of HarperCollins) Genre: young adult, realistic fiction, queer fiction I’ve been waiting for years to read this book. I first heard about it in an interview or something in Writer’s Digest, … Continue reading

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High on Life

I had a great day.  One of those days that makes me feel like I’m making all the right choices in my life, that I’m totally capable and ready for the future I’m building. For my YA Publishing class, we … Continue reading

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