Tag Archives: YA fiction

2022 Books Read

Some re-reads this year, but a lot of new-to-me authors as well. New novels written by faves. Been a year of upheaval and transitions. I’ve managed to keep up my regular reading schedule. I just don’t feel right if I’m … Continue reading

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Review: Stargirl (2020)

I loved the YA book by Jerry Spinelli (my sister often assigns it to her middle-school students – that’s how I heard about it.) But the film adaptation is … odd. I am a fan of Julia Hart’s work though … Continue reading

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The Books: “Jane of Lantern Hill” (L.M. Montgomery)

Daily Book Excerpt: YA/Children’s books: And here is my last Lucy Maud book – and it’s the second to last book she wrote: Jane of Lantern Hill. Published in 1937 … only a couple of years after the Mistress Pat … Continue reading

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The Books: “Mistress Pat” (L.M. Montgomery)

Daily Book Excerpt: YA/Children’s books: Yawn. The second (and thankfully last) book in the Pat series. It’s endless. Mistress Pat. Pat’s fear of change begins to seem pathological here as she grows older. Like – her sister goes to college … Continue reading

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The Books: “Pat of Silver Bush” (L.M. Montgomery)

Daily Book Excerpt: YA/Children’s books: Three more Lucy Maud novels to go and then we will be done!! I have been saving the dad-blasted “Pat” books – mainly because the two “Pat” books stink up the field (to quote my … Continue reading

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The Books: “A Tangled Web” (L.M. Montgomery)

Daily Book Excerpt: YA/Children’s books: But I couldn’t skip A Tangled Web. Like The Blue Castle [excerpt here] – this book kind of stands alone, in the canon of Lucy Maud. It’s an adult comedy – rather soap opera-ish – … Continue reading

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The Books: The Doctor’s Sweetheart: ‘The Girl and the Wild Race’ (L.M. Montgomery)

Daily Book Excerpt: YA/Children’s books: The Doctor’s Sweetheart – by L.M. Montgomery. This is another collection of short stories – all selected by Catherine McLay – in general these have higher quality than some of the other collections, which are … Continue reading

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The Books: The Doctor’s Sweetheart: ‘Emily’s Husband’ (L.M. Montgomery)

Daily Book Excerpt: YA/Children’s books: The Doctor’s Sweetheart – by L.M. Montgomery. This is another collection of short stories – all selected by Catherine McLay – in general these have higher quality than some of the other collections, which are … Continue reading

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The Books: The Blue Castle (L.M. Montgomery)

Daily Book Excerpt: YA/Children’s books: The Blue Castle – by L.M. Montgomery. Another excerpt! It will be the last. Sniff. We must leave our Blue Castle behind. Valancy and Barney go along with their lives – in a montage of … Continue reading

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The Books: The Blue Castle (L.M. Montgomery)

Daily Book Excerpt: YA/Children’s books: The Blue Castle – by L.M. Montgomery. Another excerpt! Yet another Valancy/Barney montage. I love this one because … with the crisis at the end of the excerpt – you can see that Barney basically … Continue reading

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