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Nothing Is Impossible: Indi Reviews

In which we did nothing so that we could be impossible. Our indi reviews.

Karl – “Beautiful Music for Ugly Children” by Kristin Cronn-Mills
Jenny – “Get the Scoop on Animal Poop” by Dawn Cusick
Adrienne – Maze Runner movie review
Emma – “Shh! We Have a Plan” by Chris Haughton

Next Big Thing in YA

The podcast groups was asked by retired librarian now current YA author Patrick Jones what we thought the next big thing will be for young adult literature. Well, we had a lot to say. Take a listen or watch the video. It’s all good stuff!


You’ll Like It Here (Everybody Does) by Ruth White

“You’ll Like It Here (Everybody Does)” by Ruth White

You'll Like It Here (Everybody Does)

A written review by Jenny

Ruth Whites, dystopia, “You‘ll Like it Here (Everybody Does)”, tackles the themes of intolerance and repression. Meggie Blue seems like an average kid with a regular family, but when the neighbors come to terrorize them because she is different, Meggie’s family flees from them in an unusual way.

The Blue’s unusual mode of transportation deposits them in Fashion City, a community were being unique is a crime. The Blues are desperate to fit in until they can figure out where to go. In the meantime, they make friends and try to keep away from the tranquilizing “Lotus” given away at every trip to the grocery store that turns the populace into sheep. Lots of action keeps the reader turning the pages.

Delirium or, We Used To Be Friends

Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Delirium movie deal by Deadline New York

Are All Lists Created Equal? Diversity in Award-Winning and Bestselling Young Adult Fiction” by Casey H. Rawson. The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adult. YALSA. Spring, 2011.

Rawson’s Masters papers full version (PDF)


Talk of the Nation, July 6, 2011 “YA Author Apologizes to ‘Wall Street Journal’ Critic”, NPR.
Super 8 the movie

Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld, audio version read by Alan Cumming
Artwiculate – Twitter # tag game

“aarrgghh” “aargh” “grrrooowwl”

So You Think You Can Dance update
Red Blood Road by Moira Young
Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon the movie

How Lamar’s Bad Prank Won a Bubba-Sized Trophy by Crystal Allen
Flesh & Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and It’s Legacy by Albert Martin
6 Children’s Books
If rocks could sing Leslie McGuirk

  •     Press Here by Herve Tullet
  •     Perfect Square by Michael Hall
  •     A Suitcase Surprise for Mommy  by Cat Cora
  •     This Plus That : Life’s Little Equations by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
  •     Shout! Shout It Out! by Denise Fleming

“Is Young Adult Fiction Too Dark?” with Marty Moss-Crane. RadioTimes. WHYY. July 6, 2011.

Mockingjay or, Crazy Bread

Suzanne Collins – Author website
Scholastic – Publisher website
Wikipedia entry

Other Articles

Hunger Games analysis by HogHead.org
Hogwarts Professor: A Round-Up of “HogPro” Hunger Games Posts


Do NOT leave cell phone charging in a hot car
Labyrinth – Wiki entry
Guardians of the Flame: Sleeping Dragon by Joel Rosenberg

Cathie Sue
Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester
by Barbara O’Connor
I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

Girl in the Arena
by Lise Haines
IT Crowd – BBC Show

Mad Men – AMC original show

Incarceron or A Tale of Two Prisons

Incarceron by Catherine Fisher

Subscribe/Listen in iTunes

Incarceron by Catherine Fisher book review mp3

Extended Resources

Catherine Fisher Official Website – sequel Sapphique due in December 28, 2010

Fox has the film rights to make Incarceron a movie – from ComingSoon.net

Washington Post review
Ferretbrain review

Moirae Witches – Wikipedia entry


Summer Series Books (text file)


Cathie Sue: “We Hear the Dead” by Diane Salerni and “Revolver” by Sedgewick

Emily: “Will Grayson, Will Grayson” by John Green and David Levithan

Adrienne: iBookShelf App by Josh Pressnall $1.99 plus $.99 for scan feature.

Reading List

  • “The Wager” by Donna Jo Napoli
  • Heist Society” by Ally Carter
  • “One Crazy Summer” by Rita Williams-Garcia