Skippy Dies by Paul Murray

Murray, Paul. Skippy Dies. London: Penguin, 2010. Print. Genre: literary fiction (for adults) (I argue: YA contemporary) Summary: Howard (the coward) returns to teach at his alma mater, Seabrook College. Howard never achieved the fame and fortune that is expected of Seabrook graduates. Instead, he muddles through his life and relationships burdened with the secrets… Continue reading Skippy Dies by Paul Murray

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

Nelson, Jandy. I’ll Give You the Sun. New York: Dial Books, 2014. Print. Genre: YA Summary: This story about twins, Noah and Jude, is told through their alternating perspectives from different points in time. Jude tells the “future” when she and Noah are 16 and totally estranged. Noah tells the past, when they are 13… Continue reading I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Rowell, Rainbow. Eleanor & Park. Westminster, MD: Listening Library Books on Tape, Random House, 2013. Print. Genre: YA contemporary Summary: It’s the 1980s. Eleanor is the new girl. She’s a chubby red head with a flamboyant style. Park is not new, but he occupies a shaky place in the pecking order of popularity because he’s… Continue reading Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell