YALC Weekend Write Up.

YALC Weekend Write Up.

[Psst… this post is gonna be loooong and riddled with spelling mistakes… sorry.] YALC and I got off to an awesome start. I got to the Olympia at about half ten on the Saturday which I thought was pretty reasonable as the first thing I wanted to see was Malorie Blackman (MALORIE) talk about how … Continue reading

On Writing: #writeUKYA

While I was in the middle of editing my current WIP, I was on Twitter because that’s how I edit. I spend ten minutes on a paragraph then I scroll for about an hour. It’s just how I roll, ok? It works. Heh… eventually. I noticed that I follow a lot of writers, aspiring and … Continue reading

Review: One by Sarah Crossan

Review: One by Sarah Crossan

Synopsis from Goodreads Tippi and Grace share everything—clothes, friends . . . even their body. Writing in free verse, Sarah Crossan tells the sensitive and moving story of conjoined twin sisters, which will find fans in readers of Gayle Forman, Jodi Picoult, and Jandy Nelson. Tippi and Grace. Grace and Tippi. For them, it’s normal … Continue reading

Review: Out of the Pocket by Bill Konigsberg

Review: Out of the Pocket by Bill Konigsberg

Synopsis from Goodreads Star quarterback Bobby Framingham, one of the most talented high school football players in California, knows he’s different from his teammates. They’re like brothers, but they don’t know one essential thing: Bobby is gay. Can he still be one of the guys and be honest about who he is? When he’s outed … Continue reading

Review: Gabi, A Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero

Review: Gabi, A Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero

Synopsis from Goodreads Gabi Hernandez chronicles her last year in high school in her diary: college applications, Cindy’s pregnancy, Sebastian’s coming out, the cute boys, her father’s meth habit, and the food she craves. And best of all, the poetry that helps forge her identity. I absolutely adored this book. I knew I would because … Continue reading

Review: Nest by Esther Ehrlich

Review: Nest by Esther Ehrlich

Synopsis from Goodreads For fans of Jennifer Holm (Penny from Heaven, Turtle in Paradise), a heartfelt and unforgettable middle-grade novel about an irresistible girl and her family, tragic change, and the healing power of love and friendship. In 1972 home is a cozy nest on Cape Cod for eleven-year-old Naomi “Chirp” Orenstein, her older sister, … Continue reading

Review: Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys

Review: Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys

Synopsis from Goodreads It’s 1950, and as the French Quarter of New Orleans simmers with secrets, seventeen-year-old Josie Moraine is silently stirring a pot of her own. Known among locals as the daughter of a brothel prostitute, Josie wants more out of life than the Big Easy has to offer. She devises a plan to … Continue reading

Review: Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella

Review: Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella

Synopsis from Goodreads An anxiety disorder disrupts fourteen-year-old Audrey’s daily life. She has been making slow but steady progress with Dr. Sarah, but when Audrey meets Linus, her brother’s gaming teammate, she is energized. She connects with him. Audrey can talk through her fears with Linus in a way she’s never been able to do … Continue reading