Category Archives: Staff Picks

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

admin    May 12, 2014

Lara Jean Song Covey writes loves letters, but not like you’d expect. She writes love letters to boys when she doesn’t want to be in love anymore. She seals them, addresses them, then hides them away in a teal hatbox. But one day her middle school crush, Peter Kavinsky, hands her a letter, his letter, that she wrote to him… Read more »

YA Lit for Doctor Who Fans

admin    February 25, 2014

I remember the first time I ever watched Doctor Who. I started watching a few years ago and began with the “New Who” series starring Christopher Eccleston as the Ninth Doctor. What followed were several late nights where I stayed up until 4 am watching every single episode until I was finally caught up and officially obsessed. I will admit… Read more »

Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson

Joanne T    February 16, 2014

Hayley Kincain is a high school senior who has never been to high school. Her dad, Andy, a veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, keeps moving them.  He is trying to outrun his memories of these wars.  Andy Kincain has PTSD, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.The reader can feel Hayley’s fear and panic whenever she does not know where… Read more »

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

jstalker    February 3, 2014

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown is about a girl named Tana who lives in a world where humans can’t go outside at night due to the prevalence of vampires.  In chapter one, she wakes up in a bathtub after a party and finds all of the other partygoers dead.  This begins an adventure that Tana didn’t realize she was strong… Read more »