Monthly Archives: January 2013

Rave: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky has lately become a very popular book and let me be one of the first to say that it’s a book that can’t be missed.

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January New Books

Knock knock! Who’s there? It’s the list of January’s new teen books!

The Invincible Iron Man Vol 1 by Matt FractionProdigy by Marie LuJust One Day by Gayle FormanGlee: The Official McKinley High YearbookZom-B Underground by Darren ShanPaper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff

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Rant: Chopsticks

Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony & Rodrigo Corral

This is a qualified rant. I often like to read graphic novels because I like the kinds of stories that graphic novels lend themselves to, which is a fancy way of saying I like superheroes. Of course, there are also graphic novels I like for the beauty of their stories–things like Neil Gaiman’s Sandman and Persepolis. I like graphic novels because they are often innovative, even though I am not a very visually-oriented person. I often miss important details in the images of graphic novels because I was too focused on the text. So when I heard about Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony and Rodrigo Corral, I knew I wanted to read it–but I also knew its format would be challenging for me.

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Rave: Iron Fey Series

Iron King by Julie Kagawa

Book(s): Iron Fey Series
1. Iron King
2. Iron Daughter
3. Iron Queen
4. Iron Knight

Author: Julie Kagawa

Summary: Meghan Chase is your average girl. Almost entirely invisible to everyone she knows – definitely not popular. But when destiny kicks in, Meghan will learn that she’s not as stuck in her ever-boring, normal life as she thinks.

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