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Post It Note Reviews, by The Teen

kickywithhood The Teen joins us today for another installment of Post It Note Reviews. Some of the titles are old and some are new, she reads then leaves books lying around with her post it note review. I love that she is now fully reading YA and that we get to talk about it.






Post It Note Review: Absolutely Amazing!

Karen’s Thoughts: I know, it’s a glowing review but maybe not as helpful as you would like. I just know that she thought it was absolutely amazing. And there is a scene where a girl is kissing a guy and then she stops mid-kiss and says she just wants to be friends, which really bothered The Teen. So we had a discussion about how people are allowed to change their minds and sometimes we may be confused about what we think we want and it’s important to be respectful of each other. I asked her after she was finished reading if she was okay with everything now and she said yes. And of course, that the book is just absolutely amazing.


For eighteen-year-old Gideon Blake, nothing but death can keep him from achieving his goal of becoming a U.S. Army Ranger. As it turns out, it does.

Recovering from the accident that most definitely killed him, Gideon finds himself with strange new powers and a bizarre cuff he can’t remove. His death has brought to life his real destiny. He has become War, one of the legendary four horsemen of the apocalypse.

Over the coming weeks, he and the other horsemen–Conquest, Famine, and Death–are brought together by a beautiful but frustratingly secretive girl to help save humanity from an ancient evil on the emergence.

They fail.

Now–bound, bloodied, and drugged–Gideon is interrogated by the authorities about his role in a battle that has become an international incident. If he stands any chance of saving his friends and the girl he’s fallen for–not to mention all of humankind–he needs to convince the skeptical government officials the world is in imminent danger.

But will anyone believe him? (From TorTeen, February 16th)


Post It Note Review: Well written and interesting. Also, very good lesson in the end. Recommended to everyone.

Karen’s Thoughts: They had me at “Breakfast Club” in the description. Also, Erin Jade Lange is the author of Butter and Dead Ends, both of which are very interesting reads.


“The Breakfast Club” gets a modern, high-stakes reboot in this story of four very different teens and a night that changes them forever.

The Rebel: Once popular, Andi is now a dreadlocked, tattooed wild child.
The Bully: York torments everyone who crosses his path, especially his younger brother.
The Geek: Tired of being bullied, Boston is obsessed with getting into an Ivy League college.
The Pariah: Choosing to be invisible has always worked for Sam . . . until tonight.

When Andi, York, Boston, and Sam find themselves hiding in the woods after a party gets busted by the cops, they hop into the nearest car they see and take off—the first decision of many in a night that will change their lives forever. By the light of day, these four would never be caught dead together, but when their getaway takes a dangerously unpredictable turn, sticking together could be the only way to survive.

With cinematic storytelling and compelling emotional depth, critically acclaimed author Erin Jade Lange takes readers on literary thrill ride. (February 16 from Bloomsbury)


Post It Note Review: Extremely important and beautiful. Couldn’t stop reading, really helped me understand peer pressure and the Internet.

Karen’s Thoughts: If I am not mistaken, she read this twice. And then when I said we could give the book as a giveaway she said no, I’m keeping it. So I guess she’s keeping it (sorry). But, she really likes it and we have talked about it a lot and it has proven to be very thought provoking.


Who does she think she is?

Annalise’s audacious freshman-year hookup with Cooper Franklin has a trio of friends thirsting for revenge. So they catfish Annalise by creating the perfect virtual guy, with Noelle playing along reluctantly only because her lifelong crush, Cooper, is in love with Annalise. As Annalise falls for it, even scoring tickets to the concert of the year for her and her mythical new guy, Noelle feels more and more guilty. Then, the whole thing blows up. Annalise must face her betrayers and decide whether or not she can ever forgive. (December 4th, 2105 from Merit Press)


Post It Note Review: Stunning and fascinating; really showed me what to be careful {about}. People need to read this book, this is important.

Karen’s Thoughts: DREAMLAND is the first YA book I can recall reading that dealt with abusive relationships. I was very glad that The Teen said she wanted to read it and it was the basis of a lot of meaningful conversations between the two of us.


Wake up, Caitlin

Ever since she started going out with Rogerson Biscoe, Caitlin seems to have fallen into a semiconscious dreamland where nothing is quite real. Rogerson is different from anyone Caitlin has ever known. He’s magnetic. He’s compelling. He’s dangerous. Being with him makes Caitlin forget about everything else–her missing sister, her withdrawn mother, her lackluster life. But what happens when being with Rogerson becomes a larger problem than being without him?

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