Thoughts of a Future Librarian

Welcome to my blog project for my Literature for Young Adults class! In each entry, you'll find a brief plot introduction, an interview with the author about the book, my review of the book, and which patrons I would recommend each book to as a young adult librarian in a public library setting. Enjoy!

December 2013
started following:
reviewed: Seraphina
Plot Summary: The land of Goredd has experienced forty years of uneasy peace between humans and dragons thanks to a much-c...
Seraphina - Rachel Hartman
reviewed: The Keeper of Dawn
Plot Summary: Jacob Hawthorne is less than enthusiastic about being forced to attend boarding school on Raker Island. Unfor...
The Keeper of Dawn - J.B. Hickman
reviewed: daynight
Plot Summary: When Kira Donovan has the opportunity to become a recruit for the Second Chance Institute during her senior ...
daynight (Volume 1) - Megan Thomason
reviewed: The 5th Wave
Plot Summary: The 1st Wave caused all modern technology to crash. The 2nd Wave caused natural disasters that struck most...
The 5th Wave - Rick Yancey
November 2013
text: Goblin Secrets
Plot Summary: Rownie is a young boy who lives in Zombay. He's been taken into the household of Graba, a witch whose legs res...
Goblin Secrets - William Alexander
reviewed: The City's Son
Plot Summary: Beth Bradley is no ordinary teenager, and she never has been. After her mother's death, her father sort of l...
The City's Son - Tom Pollock
November 2013
reviewed: The Immortal Von B
Plot Summary: Josie Brunswick is a social outcast. She's an American who's moved to Vienna as a result of her dad's job - ...
The Immortal Von B. - M. Scott Carter
reviewed: Beautiful Music for Ugly Children
Plot Summary: Gabe Williams is an eighteen year old who's in the process of transitioning from Liz Williams. At the beginn...
Beautiful Music for Ugly Children - Kirstin Cronn-Mills
November 2013
reviewed: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
Plot Summary: Aristotle never had many friends. Then he met Dante. In Dante, he found someone with whom, despite their differ...
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe - Benjamin Alire Sáenz
reviewed: Inside Out and Back Again
Plot Summary: Ha has lived in Vietnam all her life, but when war approaches her hometown of Saigon, she and her family flee t...
Inside Out and Back Again - Thanhha Lai
November 2013
reviewed: Code Name Verity
Plot Summary: A British spy has been discovered in Nazi-occupied France. She's made a deal with the devil - to write down eve...
Code Name Verity  - Elizabeth Wein
reviewed: Where We Once Gathered: Lost Synagogues of Europe
Summary: This non-fiction picture book includes beautiful illustrations of various synagogues that were destroyed by the Nazi...
Where We Once Gathered, Lost Synagogues of Europe - Andrea Strongwater
reviewed: Brothers of the Fire Star
Plot Introduction: In December 1941, when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, they also bombed the island of Guam, another Unit...
Brothers of the Fire Star - Douglas Arvidson
October 2013
text: The Jericho River
Plot Introduction: Jason Gallo is like any other high school student, except for one detail: his father, a history professor,...