Ugly Cry YA Books

Ugly cry ya books

I don’t know many of these books, but sometimes you just need an ugly cry. YA is a good genre to use to attempt that level of crying.

1. Just Breathe by Cammie McGovern

2. Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All by Laura Ruby

3. How to Make Friends with the Dark by Kathleen Glasgow

4. Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds

5. The How & the Why by Cynthia Hand

6. Three Things I Know Are True by Betty Culley

7. They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

8. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

9. Heroine by Mindy McGinnis

10. Sorry For Your Loss by Jessie Ann Foley

11. History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

12. Like a Love Story by Abdi Nazemian

13. We Are Okay by Nina LaCour

14. Far From the Tree by Robin Benway

Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott


Five Feet Apart
 by Rachael Lippincott

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I had seen this movie about a year ago. It popped up as available from the library, so I decided to read it, since I knew it was going to be a short read. It followed the movie almost exactly.

It was very good, and it happened to be timely because of all the mask wearing and hand cleaning that’s going on right now. It explained why 6 feet apart is a good thing, but the book was actually about cystic fibrosis patients.

I would recommend the book, but it does get heavy in some parts. I do think the ending was a little far fetched, but it did the same in the movie.

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Completed YA Fantasy Series

Completed ya fantasy series

Here is a list from the above linked article that consists of Fantasy Series that have already been completed. You won’t be wasting your time waiting for the next book in the series to come out. Enjoy!

20 COMPLETED YA FANTASY SERIES TO REVISIT OR PICK UP FOR THE FIRST TIME

#1. FOLK OF THE AIR TRILOGY BY HOLLY BLACK

1. The Cruel Prince
2. The Wicked King
3. The Queen of Nothing

#2. THE YOUNG ELITES TRILOGY BY MARIE LU

1. The Young Elites
2. The Rose Society
3. The Midnight Star

#3. RED WINTER TRILOGY BY ANNETTE MARIE

1. Red Winter
2. Dark Tempest
3. Immortal Fire

#4. MEDAIR DUOLOGY BY ANDREA K. HÖST

1. The Silence of Medair
2. Voice of the Lost

#5. SIX OF CROWS DUOLOGY BY LEIGH BARDUGO

1. Six of Crows
2. Crooked Kingdom

#6. THE ABHORSEN TRILOGY BY GARTH NIX

1. Sabriel
2. Lirael
3. Abhorsen

#7. THE PENRYN & THE END OF DAYS TRILOGY BY SUSAN EE

1. Angelfall
2. World After
3. End of Days

#8. SHADOW OF THE FOX TRILOGY BY JULIE KAGAWA

1. Shadow of the Fox
2. Soul of the Sword
3. Night of the Dragon

#9. THE BRILLIANT DEATH DUOLOGY BY AMY ROSE CAPETTA

1. The Brilliant Death
2. The Storm of Life

#10. WINTERNIGHT TRILOGY BY KATHERINE ARDEN

1. The Bear and the Nightingale
2. The Girl in the Tower
3. The Winter of the Witch

#11. CHRONICLES OF IXIA HEXALOGY BY MARIA V. SNYDER

1. Poison Study
2. Magic Study
3. Fire Study
4. Shadow Study
5. Night Study
6. Dawn Study

#12. CROWN & COURT DUET BY SHERWOOD SMITH

1. Crown Duel
2. Court Duel

#13. TALES OF BEAUTY AND MADNESS TRILOGY BY LILI ST. CROW

1. Nameless
2. Wayfarer
3. Kin

#14. THE ORPHAN’S TALES DUOLOGY BY CATHERYNNE M. VALENTE

1. In the Night Garden
2. In the Cities of Coin and Spice

#15. THE FORBIDDEN WISH DUOLOGY BY JESSICA KHOURY

0.5. The Jinni
1. The Forbidden Wish

#16. HIS FAIR ASSASSIN TRILOGY BY ROBIN LAFEVERS

1. Grave Mercy
2. Dark Triumph
3. Mortal Heart

#17. GRACELING REALM TRILOGY BY KRISTIN CASHORE

1. Graceling
2. Fire
3. Bitterblue

#18. HIS DARK MATERIALS TRILOGY BY PHILIP PULLMAN

1. Northern Lights (The Golden Compass)
2. The Subtle Knife
3. The Amber Spyglass

#19. TAMÍR TRIAD BY LYNN FLEWELLING

1. The Bone Doll’s Twin
2. Hidden Warrior
3. The Oracle’s Queen

In Skala warfare is a womanly thing.

#20. WE SET THE DARK ON FIRE DUOLOGY BY TEHLOR KAY MEJIA

1. We Set the Dark on Fire
2. We Unleash the Merciless Storm

YA Anti-racist Books

YA anti-racist books

I have read some of these books and I have wanted to read some of them for a while. Each of the books on the list has given me something to think about. I hope to have the same reaction from those that I will be reading soon.

Just Mercy (Adapted For Young Adults) by Bryan Stevenson


Monster by Walter Dean Myers

Ways to Make Sunshine by Renée Watson

We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices

Genesis Begins Again by Alicia D. Williams

Black Card by Chris L. Terry

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

A Good Kind of Trouble by Lisa Moore Ramée

The Black Kids by Christina Hammonds Reed

Dear Martin by Nic Stone


Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson


This Is My America by Kim Johnson

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

Full Disclosure by Camryn Garrett

Stella by Starlight by Sharon M. Draper

The Only Black Girls in Town by Brandy Colbert

This Side of Home by Renée Watson

All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely

Give Kids Good Books

Give kids good books

So many kids say they don’t like to read. The above linked article talks about why that might be. Giving kids books that they are interested in would help the situation a lot. Let them choose what they want to read. Give them good options. Don’t make it too easy or too hard on them. Most importantly, give them books that they can relate to.

The books that are mentioned in the article all seem to be good books. Many of them I have read. Some of them my children have read and told me about.

Books I haven’t read that are mentioned in the article.

Piecing Me Together

Anya’s Ghost

Wonder

The Girl Who Drank The Moon

Ghost

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

The Breadwinner

Books I’ve read that are mentioned in the article.

George

The Hate U Give

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before

Monday’s Not Coming

Brown Girl Dreaming

#TheRealCinderella by Yesenia Vargas

#TheRealCinderella by Yesenia Vargas

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I went into this book knowing it was a retelling of Cinderella. The title gives it away.

I was impressed by how the story was modernized and told as if it could actually happen. No mice into horses or pumpkins into carriages. The story just made sense. 

I look forward to reading the sequels to the book, one of these days.

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“On the Come Up.”

Tackling Racial Injustice

On the Come UpOn the Come Up by Angie Thomas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I enjoyed this book a lot. I found a lot of the main characters decisions a little stressful but I think it had a lot to do with being an adult and seeing what a teen’s decision can become.

This is a good lesson about how words can be misconstrued and how they can come back to bite you. It’s a good book for teens to read, and has a lot of lessons in the book. It worthwhile read.

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