Today is Share your YA Book recommendations
So here are some that I recently read and LOVED:
Then I devoured this book and it hit me. This series was so fun, so addictive, so funny that I wanted to become a YA Librarian so I could share this book and other amazing books with teen readers.I've consumed and talked about so many books since, but the Princess Diaries series will always hold a very special place in my heart for the way they changed me.
This week's topic is a REWIND - which is great because it allows me to explore topics previously to my joining in on the fun. So I'm choosing to talk about the not so nice characters - because as a reader, I long to hate the bad guys/girls and always root for them to fail.
Abby has a jealousy problem over her aunt work. After she accidentally-on-purpose ruins Penny's painting, she thinks she's a monster.My Thoughts: I really love this series - and I needed it after the cliff-hanger from the last book! I love how that part of the series was resolved and even more curious about the outcome.
When Abby and Jonah get sucked into Beauty and the Beast's story, she's not surprised. She and her brother enter the garden, accidentally taking the place of Belle's father in the story. Trying to save her brother, Abby goes into town to locate Belle.
Belle, the town do-gooder, immediately agrees to help out. She returns with Abby to the castle. Abby must find a way to get the story back on track but Belle and the Beast are just not cooperating. You think they'd recognize true love when they see it.
Final Thoughts: If you're a fairy tale lover who hasn't read this series, what are you waiting for? Get yourself a copy of these books! You won't regret it!
There are lots of reasons why I love about YA books, but the biggest is the first moments.Teen years are the biggest moments for firsts – first kiss, first love, and first heartbreak.
After viewing this documentary, I'm going to watch more of his movies and listen to more of his songs. I liked the clips of performances and the interviews with people from his life. It was a fascinating piece to watch.
Maya longs to become a musician in her own right. After the disaster at the talent show and getting kicked out of her own band, she’s ready to throw in the towel.
She still has to get through Career Shadow Day where she will be paired with country superstar Jesse Scott. Their first meeting went terribly wrong. Jesse’s ego can barely fit through the door; it’s clear he’d rather be anywhere but spending time with her.
Still, she gives it her best shot. Before long, defenses are broken down on both sides. What starts off as a nightmare could turn into a daydream. Can they help each other achieve their dreams?
Final Thoughts: Jesse’s Girl is the perfect summer novel hitting all the right notes. Add this to your TBR pile - right near the top!
Abby's amazing at swimming. So amazing that at age 16, she's hoping to qualify for the Olympic team. She's on track.My Thoughts: I couldn't put this book down, I devoured it in one sitting.
Until she faints after a race. Her coach makes her get checked out by a doctor before she's back in the pool. Abby assumes that she'll be back swimming before the end of the week. But the doctor hears something with her heart.
Abby goes for more tests, not believing that her dreams could come crashing down. Who is she without swimming?
Final Thoughts: A powerful book about finding yourself when everything around you is crumbling. This one is a must read - add it to your list.