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Tag: YA books
The rabbit hole of book and author cancellations at the hand of YA Twitter is a deep one– and it’s a symptom of a larger cultural problem in the book community that we would be remiss to ignore.
Harvard. Stanford. MIT. The circle of elite colleges is tantalizing for many teenagers. And for YA characters, seem to be predetermined destiny.
YA (Young Adult) fiction kind of gets a bad rap amongst some echelons of society, a phenomenon that’s been well-documented by bloggers and defensive book influencers all across the Internet.
It’s been a while since I did a book tag on here, so here we go!
The following quotes have been taken from popular YA books published in the last fifteen years:
It was the best of reading months, it was the worst of reading months, it was the month of 5-star reads, it was the month of my worst slump yet, it was the beginning of spring, it was the intensity of school stress, it was sunny days, it was calculus practice tests.
Goodreads. It’s the center of the book Internet. The forum of popular bookish opinion. But can Goodreads ratings really be trusted?
One of the side effects of being so chronically and debilitatingly indecisive is that I’m horrible with rankings.
I spent over a week writing this post because I kept rearranging the list, taking some books out, adding new ones in, and just overthinking the fact that I was overthinking. I reordered the top three countless times, because how can I possibly choose just one masterpiece to award the ever-coveted title of Best Book of the Year?
It’s Winter Break for me right now, which means I finally have time to read! (and to post on a Wednesday!) This post is on the shorter side, but I just felt like talking about some of the books I have been reading recently. (And, no, I’m not addicted to buying books; the last time I did one of these was almost three months ago!)
I’ve been obsessed with YA mystery/thrillers for a while… there’s something about the easy-to-read yet suspenseful writing style, plentiful plot twists, and shock endings. They’re just so readable, and I can’t just enough!
This is probably the most unique historical fiction book I’ve read all year. My first read by Ruta Sepetys did not disappoint!
My incurable mystery addiction continues! I can barely put into words how much I LOVED this book.
Nursery rhymes have always been creepy, but this book took it to another level…
Admit it, you have heard someone hate on the Young Adult genre at least once. YA gets bashed a LOT because of the borderline-formulaic approach of a ton of popular books…. As an American teenage girl, I am exactly the target audience, and here are some common tropes even I’ve noticed… *Disclaimer- although they’re trope-y,
Favorite quote: “I tuck my book under my arm. No wonder the Nazis don’t want people to have them. For them, books are weapons. For me, stories are lifesavers.”
Favorite quote: “Never let your obstacles become more important than your goal.”