IMPORTANT NOTICE: Dear visitors, this site has grown so much over the past few years, both in the number of reviews it features and in the number of visitors it has drawn. I am SO pleased that it has been useful to you, and I hope it will continue to be for a long time to come. As the site has grown, though, my motivation to continue reviewing YA books has diminished. Because so much YA literature is dark and disturbing with uplifting ones difficult to find, I have been feeling the cumulative effects on my mind and spirit over this past year. For that reason and because of my desire to spend more time on my main interest, middle-grade fiction, I will be greatly reducing the number of reviews that I add to the site. My goal will be only one review per month. This means that I would appreciate it even more if those of you who enjoy reading would volunteer to review a book or two. Not only is it easy, your help will allow me to offer more reviews to concerned parents like you. If you are interested in reviewing a book, please let me know through the "Contact Me" page in "Cheri's Corner." Thank you!
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What's In It?: The Concerned Parent's Guide to Young Adult Literature is a unique resource 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 MONTH:
The Selection Series, by Kiera Cass
Take one part The Bachelor and one part The Princess Diaries throw in a dash of dystopian danger, and presto! What do you have? A series to die for!
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