Matilda Reviews: By the Time You Read This, I’ll Be Dead by Julie Anne Peters

Genre: Young Adult Published: 2010 This book deals with some very heavy subjects---bullying, sexual assault, teen suicide---and it doesn't do it lightly, so be warned. The story is about Daelyn, a seriously troubled young girl who has attempted suicide in the past and who plans to do it again. This time, she's using through-the-light.com, an… Continue reading Matilda Reviews: By the Time You Read This, I’ll Be Dead by Julie Anne Peters

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Matilda Reviews: Between Mom and Jo by Julie Anne Peters

Summary: Nick has a three-legged dog named Lucky, some pet fish, and two moms who think he's the greatest kid ever. And he happens to think he has the greatest moms ever, but everything changes when his birth mom and her wife, Jo, start to have marital problems. Suddenly, Nick is in the middle, and… Continue reading Matilda Reviews: Between Mom and Jo by Julie Anne Peters

Books That Change Lives: A Logical Approach

I just finished reading The Book That Changed My Life: 71 Writers Celebrate the Books That Matter Most to Them.  Many people have strong opinions about whether or not books can change lives. I've heard fellow readers vehemently exclaim everything from "Books don't change lives; people change lives!" to "I was never the same after reading… Continue reading Books That Change Lives: A Logical Approach

Review: grl2grl by Julie Anne Peters

Julie Anne Peters's books hold a very special place in my heart. When I was a young teenager, I read them over and over again, hungry for a book about girls who liked other girls, like me. Every time I was in a bookstore, I checked the Young Adult section to see if she had… Continue reading Review: grl2grl by Julie Anne Peters

Review: The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth

Emily Danforth’s novel The Miseducation of Cameron Post puts a fresh face on the classic queer-kid-coming-of-age-in-a-rural-conservative-area plot.  It’s destined to become a classic in Young Adult queer fiction. When I was thirteen, fourteen years old, I sought out queer YA books and read them in secret, locked in my bedroom, never daring to take them… Continue reading Review: The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth