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Cindy Pon is the author of the YA fantasy novel Serpentine, as well as two Kingdom of Xia novels, Silver Phoenix and Fury of the Phoenix. Her stories bring rich, diverse characters and settings to YA literature. As a student of Chinese brush art, Cindy is also working on her first picture book for … Continue reading Interview with Cindy Pon
(4 out of 5 stars | Recommended) In the ancient Chinese Kingdom of Xia, Skybright has been a handmaid and companion to Zhen Ni her whole life. Despite Skybright's role as a servant, her relationship with Zhen Ni has been closer to that of a sister.
Greg Gaines is a teenage boy who lives his life on the edges: the edge of social groups, the edge of family relationships, and the edge of his own emotions. He expends so much mental energy trying to avoid being rejected that he misses creating personal connections with everyone around him.
On Saturday, September 26, Isabel, Jara, and I traveled to Austin for the Texas Teen Book Festival. We spent the day meeting some of our favorite YA authors and learning about new ones. The schedule was filled with interesting panels, book signings, and writing workshops.
Rapture Practice is Aaron Hartzler's memoir about growing up gay in an evangelical family. Aaron is a boy who is ready to "blastoff" straight up to heaven when Jesus returns to reward his faithful servants. Along with the rest of his family,
Darrow is a Helldiver of Lykos. As a colonist of Mars, he lives below the surface and mines the helium-3 that will be used to terraform the planet and make it habitable for future generations.
In Regency England there is no room in polite society for girls who are interested in science. Girls must fit the mold of all accomplished young ladies in order to marry an eligible man. After setting her father's stables on fire during a botched experiment, Miss Georgiana Fitzwilliam's parents give up on their "unusual" daughter and send her away to Stranje House to reformed and prepared for polite society.
Laura Jean Covey has a secret. She used to have a crush on her older sister Margo's boyfriend, Josh. But she got over that crush the same way she gets over all of her crushes...by writing a letter to the boys.
Who among us hasn’t developed a literary crush and wished the character could step into the real world? If only Gilbert Blythe were real! If only every other boy didn’t pale in comparison to Henry Tilney or Mr. Darcy! In Between the Lines by Jodi PIcoult and Samantha Van Leer, Delilah’s literary crush, Oliver, is … Continue reading Between the Lines Review