Wondering when new reviews will be posted? Yes, it's been a while! Due to the dark and disturbing nature of many YA novels, I decided to pull back on my reviewing some time ago for my own spiritual health. BUT, as of April 2020, I have decided it's time to resume regular reviewing, although I will not be writing as many as I once did. If you would like a book reviewed, please contact me through my "Cheri's Corner" page. If you would like to review a book, I would love to have you join me in this venture. Please visit the "How You Can Help" page. Thank you for visiting What's In It!
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What's In It?: The Concerned Parent's Guide to Young Adult Literature is a unique resource of more than 250 reviews (and counting!) for anyone concerned about the entertainment being marketed to our teens today. If you find it helpful or if you have suggestions for ways to improve the guide, please take a moment to send me your comments.
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Why two review formats?
As of June 2015, my review format has changed to an essay style. Though the new format will lack the precise detail of the old one, it will allow reviewers to accelerate the review process and thus cover more books.
YA GEM OF THE MOMENT:
The Button War, by Avi
Although this is a middle-grade novel, it is a powerful, simple story for older readers, as well. Set in Poland at the beginning of World War I, it is a reminder of the dark side of human nature and how easily good intentions can spin out of control.
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