I am a secondary English/Language Arts teacher in North Carolina with an absolute love of young adult and teen fiction. On this blog, I'll share some of the best of the books I read as I teach, write, and devour the YA world! Follow me here and on twitter - @melissacarp!

 

How I Got Skinny, Famous, and Fell Madly In Love by Ken Baker

How I Got Skinny, Famous, and Fell Madly In Love by Ken Baker

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In How I Got Skinny, Famous, and Fell Madly In Love, we follow sixteen year old Emery Jackson’s journey from an overweight, outspoken, sarcastic, binge-eating girl to a healthier, mature, still outspoken and sarcastic young lady. It’s definitely an addicting read in that her family is pretty much a train wreck that you can’t help but stare at. In an effort to save the family house, which is…

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Just For Fun…
In honor of my latest YA review on She Reads, here’s a cool quote graphic I found featuring Elizabeth Eulberg’s Better Off Friends.

pimplespopularityandprotagonists:

Just For Fun…

In honor of my latest YA review on She Reads, here’s a cool quote graphic I found featuring Elizabeth Eulberg’s Better Off Friends.

What I Thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick

What I Thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick

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I have to start by saying that I’m in love with Fitzpatrick’s cover, AGAIN. Her first book, My Life Next Door, was hands-down one of my favorite covers of the past few years.

Anyway, it’s not just pretty on the outside. Huntley Fitzpatrick’s writing is beautiful through and through. While I didn’t get to preview the whole of What I Thought Was True, the little snippet I got to read was full of…

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The Romeo Club by Rebekah L. Purdy

The Romeo Club by Rebekah L. Purdy

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I was given a copy of The Romeo Club by Swoon Romance because of my love of Cassie Mae’s books, which turned out to be perfect – Cassie and Rebekah definitely have similar styles, and they’ve both mastered the art of the light-hearted yet meaningful, predictable in the best possible way and still exciting, totally swoon-worthy romantic comedy.

The Romeo Club started out quickly with the…

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The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy by Katie Hattemer

The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy by Katie Hattemer

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Blurb from Goodreads:

Witty, sarcastic Ethan and his three friends decide to take down the reality TV show, For Art’s Sake, that is being filmed at their high school, the esteemed Selwyn Arts Academy, where each student is more talented than the next. While studying Ezra Pound in English class, the friends are inspired to write a vigilante long poem and distribute it to the student body,…

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The Here and Now by Ann Brashares

The Here and Now by Ann Brashares

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First of all, you can’t go into this book with any thoughts of Brashares’ previous YA titles, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants books, in your mind. It would be like expecting to find apples in a book all about oranges.

Second, this is a really beautifully done futuristic/dystopian kind of a thing with a flat-out gorgeous cover. It’s difficult to put a label on this book, but it’s intriguing…

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