Category Archives: young adult book

The Book Thief

Death has taken many souls, but one stood out above the others.  The story is about a young, adopted,  German girl living in Nazi Germany during WWII. She begins to steal books and doesn’t even know how to read or write. … Continue reading

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Radiance and Shimmer

All Riley Bloom ever wanted was to be 13 and just shy of her 13th birthday she dies in a car accident along with her parents and golden retriever. Forced into the afterlife known as a place called the Here … Continue reading

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Schooled

The second novel my students read this school year was Schooled by Gordon Korman. Capricorn Anderson and his grandmother, Rain, are the only two people living in a hippie commune. When Rain is injured and must temporarily remain in a treatment facility … Continue reading

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Uglies

“In a world of extreme beauty everyone normal is ugly. “Uglies, by Scott Westerfeld, is a science fiction novel for young adults.  The novel takes place a few hundred years in the future where at the age of 16 everyone … Continue reading

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