Tag Archives: Young Adult Books

The Unpopular Ending

Despite all my endeavors to become a published author, I will always be a book fan-girl first and a writer second.  No question. The recent release of the final book in the Divergent Trilogy, Allegiant, generated much gleeful jumping on … Continue reading

Posted in Jennifer, Reading, Young Adult Books | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on The Unpopular Ending

Graduation in September

This week marks the end of an era.  On Tuesday, the Gallagher Girls graduated from spy-girl high school.  It was a momentous occasion, equally exhilarating and tear-jerking.  The perfect ending to a spectacular adventure.  For the past six years I’ve … Continue reading

Posted in Jennifer, Reading, Young Adult Books | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Graduation in September

What Makes For A Successful Book-To-Movie Cross Over?

The official count is six more days until my daughter is on summer vacation.  She’s dreaming of swimming pools and Disney World.  I’m excited for summer book and movie releases!  But this year, rather than salivating over the big summer … Continue reading

Posted in Jennifer, Reading, Young Adult Books | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Local Find: Wonderland Books & Toys

I’m ashamed to admit I had no idea there was an independent children’s book store still thriving in my neighborhood.  I’d resigned myself to the fact that Barnes and Noble was the only show in town.  At least they have … Continue reading

Posted in Jennifer, Middle Grade Books, Parenting, Picture Books, Reading, Uncategorized, Young Adult Books | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Love Is In The Air

Spring has made her fashionably late arrival. Birds are tweeting. Restless children are racing outside and dusting off their bikes. Tulips will soon pop out of the ground. Love is in the air. And this afternoon, young adult romance is … Continue reading

Posted in Jennifer, Parenting, Reading, Uncategorized, Writing, Young Adult Books | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Secret Agent Mission

On Monday I’ll embark on my first Secret Agent Mission, no spy gadgets or Kevlar vests required.  If you haven’t checked out Miss Snark’s First Victim, click over now to experience one of the best online critique resources for aspiring … Continue reading

Posted in Jennifer, Writing, Young Adult Books | Tagged , , , , , | 29 Comments

Save the Bookstores 2012

Public Event · By Kelly Sonnack June 16 Your local bookstore Click here for Facebook Link We had a great response with the Save the Bookstore event last year, so let’s do it again! Bookstores still need our help, so … Continue reading

Posted in Adult Books, Jennifer, Middle Grade Books, Picture Books, Reading, Young Adult Books | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Save the Bookstores 2012

What’s In Your Beach Bag?

Now that the calendar has finally flipped to June and summer is officially upon us, one urgent question is staring us all in the face.  No, I’m not talking about who’s watching your kids for summer break or where you’re … Continue reading

Posted in Jennifer, Reading, Young Adult Books | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Can Reality TV Go Too Far?

For those of you living under a rock: The Hunger Games opens in theatres today.  The hugely publicized movie is based on the bestselling young adult series of the same name written by Suzanne Collins.  It led the recent dystopian craze … Continue reading

Posted in Jennifer, Reading, Young Adult Books | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Can Reality TV Go Too Far?

Do You Have What It Takes to Be A Gallagher Girl?

Newsflash: I just enrolled in the Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women.  I swore I was done with school after completing my master’s degree, but this is different.  The website looks professional enough to confuse a parent, but anyone who’s … Continue reading

Posted in Jennifer, Reading, Young Adult Books | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Do You Have What It Takes to Be A Gallagher Girl?