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...I wrote about my recent difficulty in finding some regular old YA romance, and begged for your help in finding some.
20 February 2012 in Books - YA, Kirkus, Reviews | Permalink
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I know it has a lot going on besides the romance, but what about The Fault in Our Stars?
20 February 2012 at 09:13 PM
Below are my recommendations based on titles that you've reviewed and enjoyed. :)
Inspiration: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Suggestion: Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
Also: http://www.reclusivebibliophile.com/if-you-like-anna-and-the-french-kiss (not my blog)
Inspiration: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
Suggestion: Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley, also possibly A Little Wanting Song by Cath Crowley
Inspiration: your reviews of books by John Green and David Levithan
Suggestion: Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
Inspiration: Going Under by Kathe Koja
Suggestion: Kissing the Bee by Kathe Koja
Inspiration: Bunheads by Sophie Flack
Suggestion: Virtuosity by Jessica Martinez
Inspiration: "Pretty Pink meets Anna and the French Kiss" (advertising tagline)
Suggestion: The Fine Art of Truth or Dare by Melissa Jensen
Novels-with-sweet-romance that I want everybody to read (suggestions not based on your reviews): If I Stay and Where She Went, both by Gayle Forman.
If you like If I Stay, also try The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson.
20 February 2012 at 10:13 PM
I loved Graffiti Moon -- it's hilarious and I fell in love with all of the characters. One night was not enough time to spend with them. Plus, it name-drops tons of artists, so I recommend reading in front of your computer so you can look up all the awesome artwork while you read (especially the glass artist Lucy mentions -- the colors of his work is incredible and I had no idea that sort of thing could be done with glass).
I'll second The Sky is Everywhere (it had quite a few Is it hot in here? moments), but I'll admit that it was difficult for me to read it, because I just knew that a story of a girl juggling two boys at once was pretty much guaranteed to result in some embarrassing situations for her and I just can't handle that. I'm pretty sure at one point I yelled at the main character and threw the book because I was so embarrassed for her/mad at her for doing something stupid, but I eventually picked it up again and was able to enjoy the rest of the book.
21 February 2012 at 02:04 PM
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