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

Award Winners, Bullying, Canadian, Good Books for Boys, middle grade, Personal Faves, Poignant Coming-of-Age Story

Knocked Out (Again) by Nielsen: Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen Review

If you follow this blog you know that I love Susin Nielsen like Garfield loves Lasagna. You can read evidence of the love here and here. After reading Nielsen's latest offering, I am happy to say my love is as deep as ever. Henry and his father have moved into a sketchy apartment in Vancouver,… Continue reading Knocked Out (Again) by Nielsen: Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen Review