Bad Girls in the New Age of Wonder Woman

The little girl was mean. She enjoyed being mean. She cussed. She picked fights. She bossed adults around. She was everything a girl is not supposed to be. Girls are supposed to be sugar and spice and everything nice, but this child? Zero grams sugar. Absolutely nothing nice. Spice factor? 100% cayenne pepper. I’m talking… Continue reading Bad Girls in the New Age of Wonder Woman

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Wein, Elizabeth. Code Name Verity. New York: Hyperion, 2012. Print. Genre: YA historical fiction Summary:¬†World War II historical fiction of the most gripping kind! Either the protagonist, Julie (AKA “Verity”) spills her guts about her spying exploits or her Gestapo torturers will…well, spill her guts for her! Critique: This book is an epistolary thriller (thought… Continue reading Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Pay the Piper by Jane Yolen

Yolen, Jane and Adam Stemple.¬†Pay the Piper: A Rock n’ Roll Fairy Tale. New York: Starscape, 2005. Print. Genre: YA fantasy (light) Summary: Callie, 14, wants to go to a rock concert but her mega-protective parents won’t let her go. As the editor of the school news paper, Callie cooks up a quick scheme to… Continue reading Pay the Piper by Jane Yolen