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Get This: Indi Reviews

Ferris Bueller's Day Off: Music from the Motion Picture


Jenny – “A Boy Named Queen” by Sara Cassidy

Cathie Sue – “Move It, Miss Macintosh” by Peggy Robbins Janousky and Meghan Lands

Karl – “Voracious Vol One: Diners, Dinosaurs & Dives” by Mariksan Naso and Jason Muhr

Kelly – “Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur Vol 1: BFF” by Brandon Montclare and Amy Reeder

Adrienne – “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off 30th Anniversary Soundtrack” Now Playing Podcast, September 16, 2016

Head Over Heels: Indi Reviews

Kelly – “Star Wars Oxygen Podcast” on the “Rebel Force Radio Podcast Network”

Karl – “Two Dope Queens Podcast”

Jenny – “Half a Chance” by Cynthia Lord, listed on the 2017 Oklahoma Library Association’s Sequoyah Children’s Book Award Masterlist

Adrienne – Spotify has podcasts! Check “Your Library” now to find new favorites.

Chasing Shadows by Swati Avasthi


“The Office” parkour scene

Chasing Shadows” by Swati Avasthi

Me, Myself, and Ike” by K. L. Denman

Challenger Deep” by Neal Shusterman

As I Crawl Through It” by A. S. King

Arrow” TV show

Run Lola Run” Film

My Shining Dishonesty: Indi Reviews

Karl – “A Great and Terrible Beauty” by Libba Bray

Jenny – “Gustave” by Remy Simard and Pierre Pratt

Adrienne – “Katytastic” video booktuber of YA books

Look Up: Indi Reviews

It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s….a Indi Reviews!! Yay!

Cathie Sue – “Toby” by Stacy Nyikos and Shawn Sisneros
Jenny – “Queen of the Tearling” by Erika Johansen
Adrienne – “Ordinary People” by Judith Guest
Karl – “Anne of Green Gables” by Lucy Laud Montgomery

Swimmy by Leo Lionni


A written review by Adrienne

Swimmy by Leo Lionni

There is strength in friendship.

Swimmy looks different from the fish he plays with. This is not an issue as they all enjoy each other’s company. One day while playing a big fish comes along and starts eating the little fish. Only Swimmy is able to escape this fate. As he swims along he starts exploring his environment. He learns about different kinds of fish noting their range of size and color.

In his exploration Swimmy discovers a new school of fish. He is ready to play but the other fish are too scared because of the bigger fish they will prey on them. Swimmy uses his new-found knowledge and gets the small fish to band together so the big fish will leave them alone. This is a wonderful story about friendship, loss and learning to work as a team. Recommended for Pre-school and up.

Freak Observer by Blythe Woolston


A written review by Adrienne

“Freak Observer” by Blythe Woolston

Loa, 16, is lost, drifting through school, work and home, and alone. Asta, her little sister was the sun the family revolved around and when she died from a genetic defect the family disintegrated each isolated in their grief. Loa flows with the tide and is pushed into a strange relationship with her partner from debate club and pulled into a promising friendship at a new school.

Woolston’s debut book is viewed through Loa’s prism of grief and loneliness allowing readers to truly view loss. “Freak Observer” is the winner of the 2011 William C. Morris Award. Recommended for High School and up.

A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness, orginated by Siobhan Dowd

Roll call question:
Do you have an unconscious reading list litmus test for potential friendships?

LGBT characters in YA literature –

The Swivet (Colleen Lindsay) “On Being Used, the Lack of LGBTQ Characters in YA, and Why It’s Important to Work Togetherby Joanna Stampfel-Volpe (guest blogger)

Publisher’s Weekly: “Authors Say Agents Try to “Straighten” Gay Characters in YA

Malinda Lo: “I have numbers! Stats on LGBT Young Adult Books Published in the U.S.” – Updated 9/15/11

Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Short stories from:
Welcome to Bordertown edited by Holly Black and Ellen Kushner

  • Shannon’s Law
  • A Tangle of Green Men

Life on Mars edited by Jonathan Strahan

  • Goodnight moons
  • Wahahla

Can I See Your I.D.?: True Stories of False Identities by Chris Barton,illustrated by Paul Hoppe

  • Cherokee Author
  • Black Man, White Man