Tag Archives: YA

White Bird by R. J. Palacio

This is a graphic novel I saw at the library. I picked it up because it was a Wonder story, and we highly enjoyed reading Wonder.

Published: 2019

Genre: YA historical fiction graphic novel

Length: 204 pages

Setting: except for a brief beginning and ending set in present day U.S., it’s set in late 1930s-mid 1940s France

Summary: Short version: The life of Rose, a Jewish girl, surviving Nazi-occupied France during WWII Continue reading

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Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi

I was looking for a scifi or fantasy book to read to the kids and saw this.

Published: 2011

Genre: YA post-apocalyptic science fiction

Length: 323 pages

Setting: a near-future Louisiana

Summary: Short version: Nailer decides to save the swank girl he finds in a wrecked ship Continue reading

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Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol

Mr. Curiosity picked this one up from the library. We went to a different library branch, so had to peruse the graphic novels and bring home lots of books that looked interesting.

Published: 2011

Genre: YA ghost story graphic novel

Length: 221 pages

Setting: a random U.S. city, present day

Summary: Short version: Anya meets a ghost who seems helpful, until she’s not Continue reading

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Tempests and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce

This is part of the Tortall/Alanna series. It’s a prequel of Numair’s life at the Mage University when he was a child. Of course I’m interested.

Published: 2018

Genre: YA fantasy

Length: 455 pages of story, 464 pages total

Setting: 435-439 in Thak City, capital of the Carthaki Empire

Summary: Short version: Arram (aka Numair) learns about magic and friendship at the University Continue reading

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Cress by Marissa Meyer

This is the third book in the Lunar Chronicles.

Published: 2014

Genre: YA science fiction

Length: 550 pages

Setting: orbiting Earth, Africa and China, immediately after the events of Scarlet

Summary: Short version: With the help of Cress, Cinder stops the wedding between Kai and Levana Continue reading

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On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden

I saw this graphic novel on the library shelves. I thought it looked interesting and brought it home for the family to read.

Published: 2018 and as a webcomic

Genre: science fiction graphic novel

Length: 533 pages

Setting: out in space sometime in the future

Summary: Short version: Mia joins a restoration crew and searches for her old girlfriend Continue reading

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Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

This is the second book in the Lunar Chronicles series.

Published: 2013

Genre: YA science fiction

Length: 452 pages

Setting: mostly around Paris, immediately after the events of Cinder

Summary: Short version: Scarlet discovers her grandmother has been kidnapped by Lunar special ops Continue reading

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