book review: The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens

Stephens, John. The Emerald Atlas. Knopf Books for Young Readers; April 5, 2011 (tomorrow!) Similar books: Beyonders: A World Without Heroes by Brandon Mull; Harry Potter books; Rick Roirdan books. The white-haired man drove with both hands tight on the wheel. Luckily, it was late, and with the snow and it being Christmas Eve, there […]

dystopias: are they really new?

Ra-chel  \ rā’chəl \ – noun 1. A polycraftual knitter, writer, and aspiring metalworker and graphic designer. 2. One who gets nothing done without multitasking. 3. A lover of fresh Utah snow, dark chocolate, and bright orange. Archaic: A gamer and passionate skier masquerading as a scholar. Origin:  http://wordknitter.wordpress.com/ ________________________________________________________________________________ Studying adolescent literature relies on […]

book review: the thief by megan whalen turner

Turner, Megan Whalen. The Thief. New York: HarperCollins, 1996. (Quick Note: Megan Whalen Turner’s book A Conspiracy of Kings is coming out next week on the 23rd. To celebrate, I’m going to post my interview with Megan that same day. And we have a couple of other fun things leading up to it! –Chersti) GUEST […]