Controversial YA Topics

Someday

This book is a sequel to EVERY DAY by the same author.  I have not read that but recommend others read it first before picking up SOMEDAY. In this book there are two characters who do not have bodies but… Read More ›

Odd One Out

Courtney (“Coop”) is a heterosexual high school junior who lives with his widowed mother. Next door is his best friend Jupiter (“Jupe”), a girl living with her two dads–her biological dad and a step-dad who left a wife and children… Read More ›

Dear Evan Hansen

Senior Evan Hansen is starting his last year at school with a broken arm gotten from falling a great distance out of a tree while working his summer job as an assistant park ranger.  Not that anyone will notice, because… Read More ›

Watch You Burn

When seven-year-old Jenny Breland goes on her very first sleepover at a friend’s house, a catastrophic fire in the middle of the night destroys the house and everyone but her in it. Though the fire is declared of unknown origin,… Read More ›

Fresh Ink

This book is an anthology of twelve stories by assorted YA authors.  (I say stories, but to me they read more like vignettes.)  The collection is designed to bring together diverse characters underrepresented in mainstream YA literature.  We’ve got your… Read More ›

Ship It

I can’t think of a school library in Texas that can get away with putting a book with gay porn scenes in its collection but if that’s your school then by all means keep reading this review. SHIP IT tells… Read More ›