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[UPDATED] Giveaway + Review: Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality by Elizabeth Eulberg

February 28, 2013 / 17 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review, Uncategorized
[UPDATED] Giveaway + Review: Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality by Elizabeth Eulberg

Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality by Elizabeth Eulberg Publisher: Point (Scholastic) Source: Pre-ordered from Amazon.ca Format: Hardcover, 261 pages Publication date: March 1, 2013 (tomorrow!) My rating: 3.75 out of 5 stars From Goodreads:  A hilarious new novel from Elizabeth Eulberg about taking the wall out of the wallflower so she can bloom. Don’t mess with a girl with a Great Personality. Everybody loves Lexi. She’s popular, smart, funny…but she’s never been one of those girls, the pretty ones who get all the attention from guys. And on top of that, her seven-year-old sister, Mackenzie, is a […]

Review: Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

January 31, 2013 / 16 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review, Uncategorized
Review: Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Code Name Verity Author: Elizabeth Wein Publisher: Doubleday Canada Publication Date: May 15, 2012 (first published Feb 6, 2012) Format/Source: eBook borrowed from Toronto Public Library; read for January Toronto Forever Young Adult Book Club meeting Length: 352 pages My rating: 5 out of 5 stars From Goodreads:  Code Name Verity is a compelling, emotionally rich story with universal themes of friendship and loyalty, heroism and bravery. Two young women from totally different backgrounds are thrown together during World War II: one a working-class girl from Manchester, the other a Scottish aristocrat, one a pilot, the other a wireless operator. Yet whenever their […]

Review: Just One Day by Gayle Forman

January 28, 2013 / 28 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review, Uncategorized
Review: Just One Day by Gayle Forman

Just One Day  Author: Gayle Forman Publisher: Dutton Juvenile Publication Date: January 8, 2013 Format: Hardcover, 368 pages Source: Bought in-store at Chapters/Indigo My rating: 5 out of 5 stars Goodreads Synopsis:  A breathtaking journey toward self-discovery and true love, from the author of If I Stay When sheltered American good girl Allyson “LuLu” Healey first meets laid-back Dutch actor Willem De Ruiter at an underground performance of Twelfth Night in England, there’s an undeniable spark. After just one day together, that spark bursts into a flame, or so it seems to Allyson, until the following morning, when she wakes up […]

Review: The Almost Truth by Eileen Cook

January 18, 2013 / 27 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review, Uncategorized
Review: The Almost Truth by Eileen Cook

The Almost Truth Author: Eileen Cook Publisher: Simon Pulse Publication Date: December 12, 2012 Format: Hardcover borrowed from Toronto Public Library My rating: 4.75 out of 5 stars Synopsis:  From Goodreads: From the author of Unraveling Isobel and The Education of Hailey Kendrick, a smart, romantic novel about a teenage con artist who might be in over her head. Sadie can’t wait to get away from her backwards small town, her delusional mom, her jailbird dad, and the tiny trailer where she was raised…even though leaving those things behind also means leaving Brendan. Sadie wants a better life, and she has […]

Review: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

December 31, 2012 / 19 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review, Uncategorized
Review: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

The Fault in Our Stars Author: John Green Publisher: Dutton Books Format: Hardcover, 313 pages Source: Belated birthday present from my soon-to-be sister/brother-in-law My rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars Goodreads synopsis: Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 13, Hazel was prepared to die until, at 14, a medical miracle shrunk the tumours in her lungs… for now. Two years post-miracle, sixteen-year-old Hazel is post-everything else, too; post-high school, post-friends and post-normalcy. And even though she could live for a long time (whatever that means), Hazel lives tethered to an oxygen tank, the tumours tenuously kept at bay with a […]

Review: Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone

December 20, 2012 / 18 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review, Uncategorized
Review: Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone

Time Between Us  Author: Tamara Ireland Stone Publisher: Hyperion Books Publication date: Oct 9, 2012 My rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars Summary:  Anna is a 16-year old living in Evanston, Illinois in 1996. Bennett is a 16-year old time-traveler who exists in San Francisco in 2012. At the beginning of the novel, a woman (whom we can easily presume is 32-year old Anna) goes to Bennett in San Francisco and gives him a letter. As you can already tell, this is a love that will be fraught with problems. Anna and Bennett meet for the first time in 1996 when […]