The Boys of YA Part 2: Realistic & Nonfiction

The Boys of YA Part 2: Realistic & Nonfiction

March 30, 2015 Bekka, Imaginative Discussions 2

Last week, I shared with you an enormous list of YA books featuring male main characters. I covered historical fiction, fantasy, science fiction, paranormal, and horror. And now I’m back to give a loot at contemporary books and nonfiction/memoirs written about teen boys. This post is going to be lengthy and picture heavy, so let’s just get into it. Nonfiction & Memoirs Contemporary Now, this list isn’t meant to be more »

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Taking a Look at The Program and The Treatment

Taking a Look at The Program and The Treatment

March 29, 2015 Bekka, book review, Imaginative Discussions 4

One of my favorite reads from 2013 (and honestly, probably ever) was The Program by Suzanne Young. I was basically over dystopian YA at that point (still am – more on that later) but I picked this up anyway because it played on one of my biggest fears. It’s terrifying to think that you don’t have control over yourself at all. The Program forces teenagers into this rehabilitation program to more »

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Nest n’ News: March Wrap Up

Nest n’ News: March Wrap Up

March 28, 2015 Bekka, Kara, Lyn, Nest n' News, Pixie 3

Nest n’ News is a new feature here at Great Imaginations. Instead of doing weekly Stacking the Shelves posts, we’re going to be doing a monthly wrap-up on the last Saturday of every month. This will open up the weekends for more posts from us, and is also another way to bring the four of us together in one post – which is one of our favorite parts of co-blogging! more »

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Forgotten Fridays: Saving Francesca

Forgotten Fridays: Saving Francesca

March 27, 2015 Bekka, book review, forgotten fridays, Lyn, Pixie 0

Forgotten Fridays is a monthly feature here where the four of us get together to read an older book and discuss it. There are sometimes spoilers, but we always try our best to avoid them.   Bekka: You and I together again for another Marchetta novel! I’m so glad I picked this one. I’ve been wanting to read more of her contemporary since we read Jellicoe Road last summer. Lyn: more »

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Book Review: Conspiracy of Blood and Smoke

Book Review: Conspiracy of Blood and Smoke

March 26, 2015 book review, Pixie 1 ★★★★½

I have a huge fascination with history and all things history really. But there are certain time periods that stand out to me most, that I always will be most interested in—usually war time periods like the American Revolution, The Civil War, WW1 & 2… I also adore ancient history that has anything to do with the Egyptians, Celtics, and Vikings. Okay. So you get it. I’m a history geek. more »

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Imaginative Discussion: LLAP

Imaginative Discussion: LLAP

March 25, 2015 Imaginative Discussions, Lyn, Pixie 1

On February 27th, the snow was falling and the day was cold. Work was busy, and I was seeking a break from the overload. I checked my Twitter feed during a small break, and found a simple message from a friend: “RIP Leonard Nimoy.” My heart fell into my stomach, and proceeded to shatter on its way down. I knew that he had fell sick recently, and that he was more »

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