Time’s 100 Best YA

Wonder

R. J. Palacio MR. BROWNE’S SEPTEMBER PRECEPT: WHEN GIVEN THE CHOICE BETWEEN BEING RIGHT OR BEING KIND, CHOOSE KIND. Fellow readers have been recommending Wonder for me for years, I didn’t understand why a kid with birth deformities–meh how powerful or impressive could this story be?  Let me tell you, after reading Wonder it has […]

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Monster

Walter Dean Myers “The movie is more real in so many ways than the life I am leading. No, that’s not true. I just desperately wish this was only a movie.” Monster is on Time’s Best 100 YA list, which is how I finally came to reading this book. I am disappointed I have put […]

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Lord of the Flies

William Golding “I know there isn’t no beast—not with claws and all that, I mean—but I know there isn’t no fear, either.” Piggy paused. “Unless—” Ralph moved restlessly. “Unless what?” “Unless we get frightened of people.” I was so excited to see Lord of the Flies on Time’s Best 100 YA List, not only because […]

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The Princess Bride

Abridgment by William Goldman, the original author is S. Morgenstern ‘‘I am your Prince and you will marry me,’’ Humperdinck said. Buttercup whispered, ‘‘I am your servant and I refuse.’’ ‘‘I am your Prince and you cannot refuse.’’ ‘‘I am your loyal servant and I just did.’’ ‘‘Refusal means death.’’ ‘‘Kill me then.’’ I have […]

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The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

Kate Dicamillo “Open your heart. Someone will come. Someone will come for you. But first you must open your heart.”  I am familiar with Kate Dicamillo’s work but never put aside the time to actually read anything. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane is on Time’s Best 100 YA list for a good reason, it […]

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