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A teacher's opinions on YA literature and the state of public education in America.

The Night She Disappeared by April Henry

Have you ever pondered the power of one moment? Ever looked back on what you perceived as an inconvenience—missing the subway, taking a wrong turn, losing your seat on a flight—and wondered if it somehow altered the course of your … [Continue reading]

Ban This Blog

Ban This Blog, a guest postby Tom LeveenI read the most deplorable collection of stories the other day.In one, the protagonist, Dave, is a peeping tom who, in a fit of immature jealousy, secretly arranges for a girl’s husband to get killed so he can … [Continue reading]

Interview with Sarah Dessen

It's so awesome to be revamping my blog with none other than Sarah Dessen! Sarah, thank you so much for agreeing to a quick interview about your latest book What Happened to Goodbye. And congratulations on your eleventh book The Moon and More, which … [Continue reading]

What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen

Mclean Sweet’s dad, Gus, takes a traveling job to do what he does best: fix failing restaurants. What he doesn’t know—what no one knows—is that Mclean is more broken than any business he’s commissioned to fix. After her mom cheated on her dad with … [Continue reading]

Interview with Sonya Sones

I've had this interview for a while, but with the perils of pregnancy, I've just been too sick to post. But I'm back, and I'm thrilled to be getting the ball rolling with one of my favorites: Sonya Sones! Her books What My Mother Doesn't Know and … [Continue reading]