Category Archives: Young Adult

Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Trade, 357 pages, 2009 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: I occasionally like to check out teen books just to see what’s out there. Synopsis: Brittany Ellis appears to have it all – a perfect boyfriend, rich parents, … Continue reading

Madapple by Christina Meldrum

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover, 404 pages, 2008 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: I like to check out the occasional ‘aimed at teens but also for adults’ type of novel. Synopsis: 16-year-old Aslaug’s mother has mysteriously passed away and she finds … Continue reading

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by JK Rowling

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover, 607 pages, 2005 Rating: 10/10 Reason for Reading: C’mon, the real wonder is how I managed to wait a whole month for it to come in at the library. Synopsis: The evil Lord Voldemort is growing … Continue reading

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Trade, 294 pages, 2001 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: It’s been a buzz book for teens (and a number of adults), so I couldn’t skip it – what if (horrors!) I’d skipped the Harry Potter books thinking … Continue reading

The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover (available in mass market), 399 pages, 1995 Rating: 10/10 Reason for Reading: Pullman’s trilogy got mentioned a lot when Harry Potter was brought up, and a girl needs something to tide her over until the sixth … Continue reading