Category: Young Adult

What I Read in August 2022

Hello readers! August 2022 at Roof Beam Reader was devoted to all things Jane Austen. I was, however, doing a lot of reading that was not Austen or Austen-related, so I thought I’d share a quick recap of that reading here, with teeny tiny… Continue Reading “What I Read in August 2022”

Two YA Novels: Ready When You Are and And Then They Lived

First published as The Boy from the Mish, Gary Lonesborough’s debut young adult novel, Ready When You Are, is a delightful and surprising tale of young love and coming-of-age for two Aboriginal Australian boys. I’ll admit that the first couple of chapters were rough-going… Continue Reading “Two YA Novels: Ready When You Are and And Then They Lived”

Switch by A.S. King

Switch is innovative, perplexing, and heartbreaking. In other words, it’s exactly what we have come to expect from the one-of-a-kind mind and talent that is A.S. King. Even among her unique oeuvre, though, this novel stands out as experimental, which might explain some of… Continue Reading “Switch by A.S. King”

8 More Rapid Reviews

As promised in 8 Rapid Reviews, Part 1, here are the other eight books I’ve read recently but haven’t had the chance to properly review. I’m not going into much depth on these because, well, I just want to get caught up! But I… Continue Reading “8 More Rapid Reviews”

Thoughts: Felix Ever After

I have said many times that the best kind of book, even those within a genre we often dismissively label “pleasure reading,” is the book that teaches while it entertains. Perhaps not surprisingly, Young Adult novels tend to fall into this category. They make… Continue Reading “Thoughts: Felix Ever After”