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May virtual book club poll is up! Vote now!

The first virtual book club read-along went really well! I am so thankful for all the people that participated. You rock!

Since I'm being bullied by a certain person that lives in Kansas (who I shall keep nameless for now) to pick another book, it's time for a poll. I really can't decide. There are too many great books out there.

Here are our top choices for the next read-along (scheduled to start mid-May or so):


Thanks to Connor, Lev, and Risa—and their high-profile revolt at Happy Jack Harvest Camp—people can no longer turn a blind eye to unwinding. Ridding society of troublesome teens while simltaneously providing much-needed tissues for transplant might be convenient, but its morality has finally been brought into question. However, unwinding has become big business, and there are powerful political and corporate interests that want to see it not only continue, but also expand to the unwinding of prisoners and the impoverished.

Cam is a product of unwinding; made en…

Review: Dear Bully

The Deets:
Audience: YA and MG readers
Pages: 369
Publisher: September 6th 2011 by HarperTeen
ISBN: 9780062060976
Genre: short stories
Source: My own personal copy



YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

Discover how Lauren Kate transformed the feeling of that one mean girl getting under her skin into her first novel, how Lauren Oliver learned to celebrate ambiguity in her classmates and in herself, and how R.L. Stine turned being the "funny guy" into the best defense against the bullies in his class.

Today's top authors for teens come together to share their stories about bullying—as silent observers on the sidelines of high school, as victims, and as perpetrators—in a collection at turns moving and self-effacing, but always deeply personal.


This topic is way too relevant today.

I selected this book for the YA book club with the high school students at my school. We focused on nonfiction and historical fiction for April, and I thought this would be a great topic/book to discuss.

A…