Tag Archive: Young Adult

Sherman Alexie

Read Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian. Given my recent decision, I wasn’t sure if I could finish this one, but I prayed about it and didn’t get a “no”, so I went ahead with it. I really appreciate how well Alexie deals with grief. I could imagine a young adult reader connecting with this book as one connects with John Green’s Looking for Alaska. Of course, since I was listening to the audio version, I also had the pleasure of listening to Alexie read (If you’ve never heard him read–you need to stop whatever it is your doing, find his website, and drive to his nearest reading, even if it is over 17 hours a way. He is that good. And, he has the amazing ability of memorizing his stories. Fascinating!)



Yes, I read it. Don’t judge. 😉

So, one of my all time favorite young adult authors, John Green, has a social networking site with his brother, Hank Green. As various people have commented and the site has grown, they have decided they need some moderators. John requested several informal applications from a variety of people, and after a few weeks, Hank informed people of their positions.

I am, hereby, the Blurbing Book Club Book Reviewer. My posts will be on Fridays here: http://nerdfighters.ning.com. I feel honored and slightly speechless. And, I am going to need several Young Adult book recommendations. I already have several ideas, but not quite enough for one per Friday! Whew!

Wait, wasn’t I supposed to be doing something productive like grading or studying for my GRE? Hmm…


Ostergard, Maren and Shauna Yusko. “Core collection: YA references sources.” Booklist. 1 September, 2005. pp. 172-173.

Exploring the 800 section with young adults… (For my YA reference friends!)

What Do Young Adults Read Next?

Best Books for Young Adults

Authors and Artists for Young Adults

Roaring Reads for Reluctant Teen Readers

Characters from Young Adult Literature

Fiction Sequals for Readers

All Things Shakespeare

10,000 Ideas for Term Papers, Projects, Reports, and Speeches

Lives and Works of Young Adult Authors

The New Princeton Handbook of Poetic Terms