Category Archives: Pick of the Week

Erin’s Pick of the Week (or so): Song of the Lioness

                      I beg you to ignore the terrible 80′s style book covers, because inside is the story of Alanna, lady of knight of Tortall, whose saga of growing up and … Continue reading

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Erin’s Pick of the Week: The Realm of Possibility

David Levithan takes you inside the secret thoughts of various characters who all attend the same high school in this series of interconnected stories in free verse.  In a short 210 pages we meet teens in love, teens trying to … Continue reading

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Erin’s Pick of the Week: Bronx Masquerade

A classroom full of teens in a Bronx High School discover poetry while studying the Harlem Renaissance.  As each student writes and shares their poetry, they learn about themselves and their classmates.  The story is told in short chapters from … Continue reading

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Erin’s Pick of the Week: Foiled

Aliera Carstairs is a fencer. She trains every day after school and on weekends, too, hoping to go to Nationals.  Her Saturday afternoons are reserved for table top role playing with her cousin.  Between school, fencing, and spending time with … Continue reading

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Erin’s Pick of the Week: Flash Burnout

“Click. Telephoto lens. Zoom.  In a shutter release millisecond Blake’s world turns upside down. The nameless woman with the snake tattoo is not just another assignment. “That’s my mom!,” gasps Marissa. Click. Saturated self-portrait: Blake, nice guy, class clown, always … Continue reading

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Erin’s Pick of the Week: Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour

A few months ago Amy lost her Dad in a car accident.  Now she is losing her home because she is moving with her Mom from California to Connecticut.  Her mom needs Amy to get their car across the country, … Continue reading

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Erin’s Pick of the Week (or so): Finnikin of the Rock

When Finnikin was nine years old he swore to protect the kingdom of Lumatere.  Soon after, the royal family was murdered, and a curse has cast the kingdom into darkness.  No one can pass through this boundary.  Ten years later, … Continue reading

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Erin’s Pick of the Week (or so): Anna and the French Kiss

This incredibly sweet and realistic love story is set in romantic Paris. Anna is sent abroad for her senior year of high school to an elite American boarding school. She was reluctant to leave her life in Atlanta behind her, … Continue reading

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Erin’s Pick of the Week: Hold Me Closer Necromancer

I’m trying out a new feature on the website:  reviews.  Each week I will post about a young adult book that I particularly enjoyed.  If you read something you want to share or want to write about a movie, a … Continue reading

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