Tag Archives: high school

If I Was Your Girl, by Meredith Russo


This was my first book about the life and thoughts of a high school age transgender teen. I was interested to read the author’s notes at the end. “To my cisgender readers — which is to say, to those of … Continue reading

Posted in Teen Fiction | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Another Faust, by Daniel and Dina Nayeri


As I went on winter break from my high school library, I took home a stack of new books different from my usual reading tastes. I selected this book as the cover looked like a cross between a vampire book … Continue reading

Posted in Teen Fiction | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson


Excellent book. I have recommended to a number of my high school students. Our school students perform yearly at a Consent Assembly. We will have a discussion on the true stories presented at the assembly. This novel is about a … Continue reading

Posted in Tween Literature | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Beautiful Creatures, by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl


My tween daughter and I were browsing in the YA section while waiting to have our toenails painted (not in the bookstore). I was noticing how most of the YA covers are black and the themes tend to be vampires, … Continue reading

Posted in Tween Literature | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Marked, by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast


You know that guilty feeling you have when you eat a really good piece of dark chocolate and you feel like you shouldn’t have. One of my friends once said, “Remove the word ‘should’ from your vocabulary. Only do what … Continue reading

Posted in Tween Literature | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Walk to Remember, by Nicholas Sparks


Most of you will know Nicholas Sparks as the author of The Notebook. I never read the book, but I watched the movie several times. It is lovely and romantic, and sad as romantic movies often are. This book is … Continue reading

Posted in Adult Fiction | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Too Many Sexually Charged Images Available to Kids


WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT in this linked article. http://jeffwinbush.com/2009/11/01/has-porn-made-rape-a-spectator-sport/ I came across the above post on word press and largely agree with the author’s point of view. It is a worthwhile article to read if you deal with young people. With … Continue reading

Posted in Professional Lit. on Tween Lit. | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment