Tag Archives: YA fiction

Eleanor and Park (and My Feelings), Rainbow Rowell

1. “…Tell us, why has Romeo and Juliet survived for four hundred years?” Park hated talking in class. Eleanor frowned at him, then looked away. He felt himself blush. “Because…” he said quietly, looking at his desk, because people want … Continue reading

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Finding the book to call yours, or a post on Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler

A friend gave this book and told me, “This is your book.” — …the thing with your heart’s desire is that your heart doesn’t even know what it desires until it turns up. Like a tie at a tag sale, … Continue reading

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When my University Professor told me to drop dead, I probably should have [The Fault in Our Stars, John Green]

Back in my Kwentong Popular class in College, we were told to give our pitch for a one-hour screenplay as a course requirement. Mine was about “star-crossed lovers,” who could just not become the couple that they were supposed to … Continue reading

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Treasure Your Friends who Pick Your Nose. [Will Grayson, Will Grayson, Green and Levithan]

I am a fan of John Green. I have all his three novels in my Favorites Shelf, and I am exercising the best of my EQ while I wait for my reserved copy of his newest novel, The Fault in … Continue reading

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MARRY ME, Son of Neptune, and Let’s Make Babies with Seaweed Brains

After almost a year of whining and staring longingly at The Lost Hero, the fall of 2011 [writing as if there is actually a fall season in my part of the world] finally came and along with it is the … Continue reading

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Take Me to Algoe. [Paper Towns, John Green]

John Green introduces us to his new gang of lovable characters, which may or may not be among my favorite, unforgettable characters with Alaska and Pudge. The usual are present: the gang of annoyingly endearing friends, the resident awkward nerd … Continue reading

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The Knife of Never Letting Go, Patrick Ness

Young Adult fiction always deals with the same issue: growing up. When is the right time to grow up? How do you know if you have grown up already? Is there really a need to grow up? Or is it … Continue reading

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Speak, Laurie Halse Anderson

Speak reminds me of the reason why I love Young Adult fiction. It was gripping and heart breaking, a story of acceptance, fitting in, and courage. Upon learning that the novel was about a teenager, Melinda, who was raped in … Continue reading

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