Category Archives: Young-Adult Fiction

The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation: Volume 1 The Pox Party

—3.5— Like the title, The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation: Volume 1 The Pox Party is long and odd.  It is categorized as Young Adult Fiction, which may be a deterrent for some readers, but I believe that adults and teens alike would enjoy … Continue reading

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

—5—  Finally, the review I’m sure everyone’s been waiting for (just kidding, I’m not that deluted), the last in the J.K. Rowling’s series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.  Now I’m gonna try very hard not to have any spoilers … Continue reading

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

  —4.5—  Read once again the 6th installment in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series.  Fun, Scary, Sad, AMAZING. 4.5/5

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

  —4.5— J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is another masterpiece! 4.5/5

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

  —5—  The fourth in the series, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, may be the most exciting thus far. 5/5

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The Glass Castle

                    —4—  The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls details her childhood, raised by two eccentric, neglectful, and often abusive parents.  Her mother and father lived in their own reality, moving from one home to another due to strange … Continue reading

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

  —4— Another great book in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban brings some changes for Harry, and its 448 pages of fun! By J.K. Rowling 4/5

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How I Live Now

—4— Meg Rosoff’s How I Live Now is marketed as a young adult novel, much like Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightime.  Both, however, are cross-over works that  teens and adults can enjoy.  In an un-named war against … Continue reading

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

—4.5— Rereading the 2nd in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, might even be better than reading it the first time! And so much better than the movie. 4.5/5

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

—5— Read it for the 3rd time. Always excellent. 5/5

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