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Teen/YA Heroines Part II: Stargirl

Contains spoilers. If you haven’t read Stargirl and Love, Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli, do so immediately. Stargirl is my all-time favorite YA heroine, and I can’t see this changing. I admire her the most, I’m confounded by her the most, … 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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Top 10 List: Best YA Books of 2010: The Last Summer of the Death Warriors

The Last Summer of the Death Warriors by Francisco X. Stork. Arthur A. Levine Books, 2010. 352 p. Summary: A tale of two very different boys who become best friends. Pancho Sanchez is an angry teen, and he should be: … Continue reading

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Top 10 List: Best YA Books of 2010: Blindsided

Blindsided by Priscilla Cummings. 2010: Dutton Children’s Books, 2010. 226 p. Summary: Although she has her whole life ahead of her, teenaged Natalie feels as if her world is shrinking and fading, because she’s going blind, although she’s still in … Continue reading

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