Monthly Archives: January 2011

Heroines and Heroes: YA/Teen Lit [Part I]

I’ve been thinking a lot about Jordan Rice, the young boy who sacrificed his life to save his younger brother. What an amazing hero. I’m just profoundly impressed by what he did. I’m working on compiling a list of hero/heroines … Continue reading

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Top 10 List: Best YA Books of 2010: The Winner

Half Brother by Kenneth Oppel. 375 p. Scholastic Press, 2010. This novel was my favorite YA novel of 2010. Summary [Final paragraph of this section contains spoilers]. Setting: Victoria, Canada, in the 1970s. Ben Tomlinson, age 13, and his family … Continue reading

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Top 10 List: Best YA Books of 2010: Split

Split by Swati Avasthi. Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2010. 288 p. Plot Summary: Two brothers, separated for some years due to an abusive home life, try to learn to live together. Jace Witherspoon hasn’t seen his older brother Christian … Continue reading

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