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Fever 1793
Laurie Halse Anderson
Sixteen: Stories About That Sweet and Bitter Birthday
Megan McCafferty, Sarah Dessen, Jacqueline Woodson, Carolyn Mackler, Steve Almond, M.T. Anderson, Julianna Baggott, Cat Bauer, Emma Forrest, David Levithan, Sarah Mlynowski, Sonya Sones, Zoe Trope, Ned Vizzini, Joseph Weisberg, Tanuja Desai Hidier
Fat Vampire: A Never Coming of Age Story
Adam Rex
Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir
Jenny Lawson
Front and Center (Dairy Queen Series #3)
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children - Ransom Riggs I'm not sure that I "really liked" this book, but I'm giving it four stars for two reasons: 1) It's different than a lot of the other YA that's out there, and in a way that isn't just 'OMG I'm trying so hard to be different!!' - it was authentically imaginative. and 2) Because it seems like there's a lot of places these characters could go, and I hope Ransom Riggs takes them there in future books. On the negative side, the pictures did start to feel a little gimmicky by the end - as a scrapbooker (something I never thought would be relevant to any review I wrote ever), I can understand the urge to fit in one last awesome shot, but there comes a point when you have to let the story tell itself and some of the ending pictures did feel a bit forced. The good definitely outweighed the bad, however: Strong characters, great world building, and a plot that doesn't go where you expect it to go are just a few things that would make me recommend this to other YA lovers.