Tag: Middle Grade/ Teens/ YA

Happy Book Birthday Sharon Creech: THE GREAT UNEXPECTED

This summer I had THE GREAT UNEXPECTED delight of finding Sharon Creech‘s new middle grade novel (out TODAY! / Harper Collins) in my mailbox. So I did what any lifelong fan of the amazing Ms. Creech would do: tucked it in my bag with my flashlight and bug juice, and took it to Sugarloaf Fine… Read more »

Confessions (and Reviews) of a Teenage Readaholic, part 4

Teen reviewer Maris is off to college, but she’s still reading..and reviewing: (Go Bears! Have a great year, Maris!)  This review comes to you from my dorm at UC Berkeley. Welcome Week was fun and crazy and before the big move, I managed to squeeze in some reading time: Charles de Lint’s YA novel, The… Read more »

Confessions (and Reviews) of a Teenage Readaholic, part 3

Teen reviewer Maris Dyer reviews Mara Dyer…wait—what? Confession:  When I first received this book, I was terrified to read it. Not because it was a horror story or because of comments from other people who had read it, but because of the title: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer. My name is Maris Dyer. Music from… Read more »

Revisions? Ho Ho HO… a holiday poem

‘Twas a week before Christmas when all through the night, Revisions were stirring– Tomorrow I’d write! I’d promised my agent a debut best-seller. “I’m finished! Let’s send it!” I wanted to tell her. But children arrived with their laundry from college. (My nest had been empty as they searched for knowledge.) Alas, the house bustled… Read more »