American contemporary, friendship stories, Historical Fiction, Personal Faves, Poignant Coming-of-Age Story, Positive LGBT characters, Realistic contemporary, Speculative Fiction/Sci-Fi, Uncategorized, YA

What I Read in 2016: YA

I read a LOT of fab YA this year, some of which I won't go into here but you should definitely pick up (A Torch Against the Night! Empire of Storms! The Sun is Also a Star!). This list is by no means exhaustive, but here are some YA titles that made me think, slipped… Continue reading What I Read in 2016: YA

Historical Fiction, Magic, YA

Little House on the Prairie for Teens: The Springsweet Review

Many girls go through a middle grade historical fiction phase. In the not so distant past (ie: my childhood), this phase was often marked by books such as Anne of Green Gables, The Little House books, The Root Cellar by Janet Lunn, and the plethora of World War II novels for children.* Nowadays, young historians… Continue reading Little House on the Prairie for Teens: The Springsweet Review