Teen books

Catching Fire

Rachel Kent

Blogger: Rachel Kent

How many of you are going to see “Catching Fire” this weekend? I’m writing this post on Thursday afternoon and I have tickets to see it tonight! I’m excited! I’d love to hear your thoughts on the …

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Mirror, Mirror: Taking a familiar story and making it new

Rachel Kent

Blogger: Rachel Kent

Last night I watched “Snow White and the Huntsman” the recent release with Kristen Stuart as Snow White. A few months ago I watched “Mirror, Mirror” with Julia Roberts as the evil queen. Both movies are Snow …

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The Hunger Games: Book vs Movie

Rachel Kent

Blogger: Rachel Kent

SPOILER ALERT!!! If you haven’t read the book or seen the movie and would like to, do not read this post!!!

I went to The Hunger Games movie last Friday, and the grade I’d give it is …

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Coming Soon to Theaters: Ender’s Game

Rachel Kent

Blogger: Rachel Kent

Location: Books & Such main office, Santa Rosa, Calif.

Today’s pick: Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

Here’s the link to the movie page: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1731141/

Ender’s Game, from my understanding, is a book that many filmmakers …

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Coming Soon to Theaters: The Hunger Games

Rachel Kent

Blogger: Rachel Kent

Location: The Lodge @ Sonoma in Sonoma, Calif. for the Books & Such Agents’ Planning Summit

I’d like to spend this week talking about books that soon will be movies. We can discuss what we think has …

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The Book That Inspired My Love of YA Fantasy

Rachel Kent

Blogger: Rachel Kent

Location: Books & Such main office, Santa Rosa, Calif.

I think a lot of younger readers would say the Harry Potter series introduced them to young adult fantasy. Some might say it was Twilight. For my …

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Friday Free-For-All: Next Up on the Reading List

Rachel Kent

Blogger: Rachel Kent

Location: Books & Such main office, Santa Rosa, Calif.

For our free-for-all, I’d like to share what’s next on my reading list, and I’d like to hear what’s next on yours. Don’t worry; your next book doesn’t …

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General Market YA Fiction: Marked

Rachel Kent

Blogger: Rachel Kent

Location: Books & Such main office, Santa Rosa, Calif.

Marked by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

I read this book a little while ago; it’s not one of my most recent reads, but I want to use …

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General Market Fairytale: Violet Eyes

Rachel Kent

Blogger: Rachel Kent

Location: Books & Such main office, Santa Rosa, Calif.

Violet Eyes by Debbie Viguie

I have read many of the YA books in the Once Upon a Time series. Fairytales are a strong trend in general market …

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CBA YA Fairytale: Review of The Healer’s Apprentice

Rachel Kent

Blogger: Rachel Kent

Location: Books & Such main office, Santa Rosa, Calif.

The Healer’s Apprentice by Melanie Dickerson

This book is a retelling of the Sleeping Beauty fairytale. I believe it’s one of the first CBA (Christian Booksellers Association) fairytale …

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