Category: Horror

Something Spectacular: Indi Reviews

Karl –  “Neil Gaiman: Coraline: The Graphic Novel” adapted and illustrated by P. Craig Russell, ,

Kelly – “A Court of Thorn and Roses” by Sarah J. Maas

Jenny “Lockwood & Co. series” by Jonathan Stroud

Adrienne “Meetup” social app

Red Balloon: Indi Review

Emily – “Walk on Earth a Stranger” by Rae Carson
Jenny – “Bunny’s Lessons” by Harriet Ziefert & Barroux
Kelly – “Perilous Gard” by Elizabeth Marie Pope
Cathie Sue – “Why is Milk White?” by Alexa Coelho & Simon Quellen Field
Adrienne – “Carry On” by Rainbow Rowell (due October 6)


Fairies: Indi Review

One emotion at a time. Here are our indi reviews.

Adrienne – Slate’s doubleX Podcast on the Panoply Network (warning this podcast is intended for mature audiences)

Karl – “House of Leaves: A Novel” by Mark Z. Danielewski

Kelly – author Nnedi Okorafor. Books mentioned during the podast: “Akata Witch,” “Zahrah the Windseeker,” “Shadow Speaker,” “Kabu Kabu,” “Who Fears Death,” and “Lagoon.” Visit Okorafor’s website for more of her books with annotations.


Creepy-Ass Dolls by Stacey Leigh Brooks

Creepy-Ass Dolls
A written review by Adrienne
Creepy-Ass Dolls by Stacey Leigh Brooks
Maniacal barbie doll takes over a dilapidated horror-style house and bends all of the other dolls to her sadistic, cruel and torturous will. Mostly made up of pictures there is a thread of a story that is from the maniacal doll’s point of view. We aren’t quite sure what set her off, but her will is bent on complete and utter control and subjugation of all the other dolls. Definitely for high school and up. Enjoy!

The Prince of Mist or, He was *mostly* dead

The Prince of Mist by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Author website


Gay Teen Literature

Extended Topic Resources

Last Words
Bull-E 2010 – The new world of online cruelty” by Emily Bazelon, A series of articles on bullying and Phoebe Prince.
Will by Maria Boyd


Forever Young Adult
@4everYA on Twitter
@librainiac on Twitter

Cathie Sue
Horning, Kathleen T. From Cover to Cover: Evaluating and Reviewing Children’s Books. New York: Collins, 2010. Print.

Pitt, Brad, Edward Norton, Carter H. Bonham, David Fincher, and Chuck Palahniuk. Fight Club. Burbank, CA: 20th Century Fox, 2002.
When a ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a soap salesman channel their aggression into therapeutic “fight clubs”, an eccentric woman gets in the way and ignites an out-of-control spiral toward oblivion.

Palahniuk, Chuck. Fight Club. New York: W.W. Norton & Co, 1996. Print
The rise of a terrorist organization led by a waiter who enjoys spitting in people’s soup. He starts a fighting club, where men bash each other, and the club quickly gains in popularity. It becomes the springboard for a movement devoted to destruction for destruction’s sake.

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