Quotable Quotes # 19: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Honestly, I am not much into young adult fiction for a number of reasons. However, there are still some young adult fiction books that deserve highlight and commendation. One such work is Benjamin Alire Sáenz’ Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe which is truly a gem of a read. It has earned quite […]

Book Review # 70: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Book Specs Author: Benjamin Alire Sáenz Publisher: Simon & Schuster Publishing Date: 2012 Number of Pages: 359 pages Genre: Romance, Young Adult, Bildungsroman Synopsis Dante can swim. Ari can’t. Dante is articulate and self-assured. Ari has a hard time with words and suffers from self-doubt. Dante gets lost in poetry and art. Ari gets lost […]

Book Review # 69: My Neighbor Totoro

Book Specs Original Story and Art: Hayao Miyazaki Novel: Tsugiko Kubo Publisher: Viz Media LLC Publishing Date: 2013 Number of Pages:  244 Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Children’s Fiction, Fantasy, Coming-of-age Synopsis The beloved animation classic by legendary Studio Ghibli director Hayao Miyazaki, My Neighbor Totoro, is now a novel. This edition features original illustrations by Miyazaki […]

Book Review # 66: A Monster Calls

Book Specs Author: Patrick Ness Publisher: Candlewick Press Publishing Date: 2013 Number of Pages: 205 pages Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Children’s Literature Synopsis The monster showed up after midnight. As they do. But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting, the one from the nightmare he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her […]

Book Review # 63: Thirteen Reasons Why

Book Specs Author: Jay Asher Publisher: Razorbill Publishing Date: 2007 Number of Pages: 288 Genre: Young Adult Fiction Synopsis “You can’t stop the future. You can’t rewind the past. The only way to learn the secret…… is to press play. Clay Jensen doesn’t want anything to do with the tapes Hannah Baker made. Hannah is […]

Book Review # 52: Call Me By Your Name

Book Specs Author: Andre Aciman Publisher: Picador Publishing Date: 2018 Number of Pages: 248 Genre: Romance, Young Adult Fiction Synopsis “Call Me by Your Name is the story of a sudden and powerful romance that blossoms between an adolescent boy and a summer guest at his parents’ cliff-side mansion on the Italian Riviera. Unprepared for the […]