Catering to your Young Adult needs, fiction or non-fiction.

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librarianreadseverything:

Dear Ms. Fabricatore (my junior year English teacher),
I have completed reading Jane Eyre and am ready to discuss the various characteristics portrayed by Jane in respect to her relationships with Mr. Rochester and Saint John. Though I am 19 years late, can you please remove the INCOMPLETE from my assignment?
Sincerely,
Jared
P.S. I’m sorry I didn’t read it sooner, but c’mon - look at the cover! It doesn’t exactly scream “EXCITING READ!” And the first 100 pages does it no favors either. But the book picks up significantly towards the end of Jane’s relationship with Mr. Rochester, and her dialogue with St. John is phenomenal. I was enraptured over the last 100 pages to see if Bronte would extricate Jane and return her to Rochester. The back-and-forth with St. John over his trip to India was masterful writing, and I was truly surprised how captured I was…at least as much as Jane! 
Much of the early part of the book is what you’d expect from that era, but if you can get to the halfway mark, you’ll be rewarded for your efforts.
Book 47 of 189

librarianreadseverything:

Dear Ms. Fabricatore (my junior year English teacher),

I have completed reading Jane Eyre and am ready to discuss the various characteristics portrayed by Jane in respect to her relationships with Mr. Rochester and Saint John. Though I am 19 years late, can you please remove the INCOMPLETE from my assignment?

Sincerely,

Jared

P.S. I’m sorry I didn’t read it sooner, but c’mon - look at the cover! It doesn’t exactly scream “EXCITING READ!” And the first 100 pages does it no favors either. But the book picks up significantly towards the end of Jane’s relationship with Mr. Rochester, and her dialogue with St. John is phenomenal. I was enraptured over the last 100 pages to see if Bronte would extricate Jane and return her to Rochester. The back-and-forth with St. John over his trip to India was masterful writing, and I was truly surprised how captured I was…at least as much as Jane! 

Much of the early part of the book is what you’d expect from that era, but if you can get to the halfway mark, you’ll be rewarded for your efforts.

Book 47 of 189

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books-wrote-my-story:

The frustration that occurs when you don’t really remember what happened in the previous book but you don’t want to reread it before continuing the series

Booklist of YA Booklists

catagator:

(This is now a permanent, updated page on Tumblr).

We make a lot of young adult book lists at STACKED, and I know how useful they are for collection development and reader’s advisory purposes. They’re useful enough for me when I write them or read the ones Kimberly’s written. So I thought I’d make a list of some of our book lists, for those who are interested in digging deep into the various genres and themes within YA fiction. 

I’ll add to this periodically as we update our book lists so that finding them all in one place is easy, useful, and convenient. 

Get Genrefied Series

All of these lists focus on specific genres or subgenres within YA fiction. They each talk about the defining characteristics of the genre (or format!), followed by a big book list, and other websites and blogs to explore that delve even further into the specified genre.

Other Thematic Book Lists

We’re fans of book lists, period, and we’ve made a number of thematic and trend-style book lists. 

Contemporary Realistic Fiction:

Beyond the Bestsellers

At Book Riot, I run a series called “Beyond the Bestsellers,” where I offer suggestions of lesser-known titles to read after you’ve read a well-known, bestselling YA book or author. 

3 On A YA Theme

Also at Book Riot, I’ve been writing a weekly column called “3 On A YA Theme.” It takes one theme and highlights three books that fit. I’m always happy to take suggestions for this one, so let me know if you have a theme you’re interested in seeing a short book list for. 

Other YA Book Lists:

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Victorian Ghost Photography

Do not talk to me about how serious and straight-laced the Victorians were

Getting in the mood for Halloween!

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