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A Strange Kind of Familiar | Chapter One



Chapter One


Phia…


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Added by Hannah Harvey on April 4, 2014 at 3:21am — No Comments

Available Now! 'A Strange Kind of Familiar' on Kindle

Hi guys,

So I'm really excited to announce the release of my third young adult fiction novel 'A Strange Kind of Familiar'.

It's out now, so check it out.

 

Synopsis:

 

Phia's summer gets turned upside down when her sister Lucy arrives home…

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Added by Hannah Harvey on February 28, 2014 at 5:05pm — No Comments

Book Release News!

Hi Guys,

I just wanted to share some really exciting news. I'm going to be publishing my third YA novel really soon, and I wanted to share the details with you all.

Title: A Strange Kind of Familiar

Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Fiction

Release Date: March 1st, 2014

Synopsis:

Phia's summer gets turned upside down when her sister Lucy…

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Added by Hannah Harvey on February 8, 2014 at 5:26pm — No Comments

Review: The Screaming Staircase

The Screaming Staircase

The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud



My rating: 5 of 5 stars







The Screaming Staircase

Jonathan Stroud

Disney Hyperion

Price $16.99

Ages 8-12

Grades…

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Added by Pat Tierney on September 15, 2013 at 6:29am — 1 Comment

Twilight, The Mortal Instruments, and why Lily Collins's Eyebrows are not Relevant to that Discussion

(This is going to be a little long.... I'll warn you now!)

I have been a fan of Cassandra Clare's The Mortal Instruments series for several years now (as well as the related series, The Infernal Devices). Like many fans, I reacted to the news of a TMI movie with mixed feelings: YES, thank you for making a movie out of these wonderful books. NO, you're going to ruin everything beautiful and funny that we love about this series. YES, please cast all the Irish men. NO, not him whyyyyyyyy…

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Added by Mandy M on August 25, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments

What High Schoolers Read

In which I respond to an NPR article and booktuber Rincey Reads' comments on what today's high school students are reading and explain why picking what books are read in high school English classes can actually be a complex endeavor.

Point of clarification: while I focus on the fact that there are more classics being taught than just…

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Added by Monica Ef on June 19, 2013 at 10:17am — 1 Comment

Book Review: Cold Fire, by Kate Elliott

Yay for continuing a series which I started like five months ago!  Cold Fire is the second instalment of The Spiritwalker Trilogy and it is excellent.  

Remember when I was confused about why it took so long for me to read the first book?  The same thing happened with this one--it's been almost three weeks since I started it and I only just finished it today.  I went from being 12 books ahead on my reading challenge to only being 3 books ahead, just in the time it…

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Added by Adela Bezemer-Cleverley on November 14, 2012 at 8:57pm — No Comments

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

from my blog: http://lunareads.blogspot.com/

Hi there,

So today I wanted to review a book that I just finished today: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar…

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Added by Luna A. on February 23, 2012 at 2:37pm — No Comments

Participatory Geometry

CBC Awards: http://www.bookweekonline.com/voting/7-12



In which John discusses the Butler Bulldogs astonishing second…

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Added by Ningmaster Tom on March 28, 2011 at 2:58pm — 2 Comments

Looking for Alaska Five Years After the Printz Award



Pittsburgh tickets: http://dft.ba/-bvm Alex Carpenter made the shirt I'm wearing: http://dft.ba/-bvk



In which John discusses, exactly five years after winning the Michael L. Printz Award for Looking for Alaska, the complex series of collaborations involved in creating a book.



By the way, I don't know if anyone actually reads the dooblydoo, but more than five years after "Looking for… Continue

Added by Haua (Projects Ningmaster) on January 21, 2011 at 3:49pm — No Comments

Are you in need of a good book recommendation?

Sometimes I write these blog posts assuming that everyone is on Twitter like me and follows lots of bookish people.  I know that this isn't the case (but WHY isn't this the case, hmm?!), but I'm sure at least some of you were aware that yesterday was a special day for those interested in YA literature.  It was the announcements of the American Library…

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Added by Michelle (Books Admin) on January 11, 2011 at 8:41am — 7 Comments

Second post! On books and movies.

First, movies, since there's really only one I want to discuss:



I saw Julie & Julia with my mom today. Yes, I'm 23 and still see movies with my mom. It's a side-effect of living at home while I'm back in the States for the summer. Anyway, I really enjoyed it, both for the cooking aspect (it spoke to the aspiring culinary goddess in me) but also for the way that they wove together the two story lines. Also, Meryl Streep as Julia Child = WIN! So hilarious, it was hard not to… Continue

Added by phloxyloxy on August 16, 2009 at 1:43am — No Comments

Some New Trend

A friend and I are writing a YA novel in blog form. It's about a group of north Florida kids who spend all their time hanging around the mall. It starts April 6th.



Our friend Seth stopped by for a while to capture how the writing process was going:





Some New Trend from Seth Newell on… Continue

Added by Kevin Wilder on March 17, 2009 at 6:05pm — 2 Comments

Fulfilling my Nerdfighter Destiny!

So I'm a linguistics/YA Lit Nerdfighter (YA Lit is Young Adult Literature...like John writes) and today, I was offered a big step in the YA Lit Nerdfighter ranks. I've been asked to present at a convention! AHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!! Its the OCTELA (Ohio Council of Teachers of English and Language Arts) Annual Conference and I get to do a presentation on YA Lit! AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! Ok, backstory



I was in this awesome class last year, Adolescent Literature, that was pretty much the coolest… Continue

Added by Cassie on January 26, 2009 at 5:46pm — No Comments

First blog post!

So, I've decided to start a reading blog on here, as a place to write miniature reviews or reflections of the latest books I've read. Movies might also factor in, but I guess it will depend.



So, first off we have two very different books - Momo, the German-language young adult fantasy book by Michael Ende, and When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris, which just came out last month and is a collection of short stories for a more mature audience (but not… Continue

Added by phloxyloxy on June 28, 2008 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Wacky, Madcap YA Conference Day

Okay, so it wasn't all that wacky, and not at all madcap. For the most part, I experienced the Colorado Teen Lit Conference in my own quiet, solitary way. As with most other social functions, I felt I didn't fit in. As a library assistant, I wasn't quite in the librarian/teacher crowd; but neither was I one of the scores of teens that attended (although a few others did mistake me for a high school student). But, unlike the few awkward parties I've been to, the conference provided lots of… Continue

Added by WhitneySkyWalker on April 5, 2008 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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