Category Archives: Fiction – Young Adults

Dark Nebula (The Chronicles of Kerrigan)

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Obtained from:  Amazon on May 21, 2014
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Author:         W.J. May
Genre:          Fantasy - YA
Format:         Kindle
Reviewer:       Charlie Kravetz
Stars:          5/5

This review is for the Kindle edition ebook.

Coming of age is very difficult for many teens, it can be especially difficult for those with too many secrets.

This book starts at Rae’s second year in England. She is quick to befriend a new student, who seems to be having as much difficulty understanding as Rae had last year. Along with normal school, she is still learning about her parents. Who can she trust this year, can she avoid becoming like her father?

Growing up is hard work. It is never easy to be the odd person in high school, and that is doubly true for Rae. Not only is everyone afraid she will become like her own father, she doesn’t know who to trust. Everyone needs someone they can trust, and befriending the student that seems most like her should have been the right thing to do. The author has done a terrific job of portraying how difficult being different can be in high school. Everyone needs acceptance, yet at times, it really does seem like everyone in the world is against you. Those who survive really do become stronger for the experience.

W.J. May writes to entertain the reader. Her book not only entertains but strives to point out how difficult life can be for the teenager when everyone seems to be against them. The action in this book really made me feel like I was there. Few books are powerful enough to draw me in so completely.

I would recommend this book to teenagers, young adults, and even older adults that enjoy coming of age stories. If you enjoy fantasy, I urge you to add this to your reading list. I already grabbed the next book of this series.

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Obtained from:  Amazon on January 8, 2014
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Author:         Carol Fragale Brill
Genre:          YA - Coming Of Age - Women's Fiction
Format:         Kindle
Reviewer:       Charlie Kravetz
Stars:          5/5

This review is for the Kindle edition ebook.

The power of love is the strongest power there is.

We follow Katie, on her journey through the ups and downs of life. The story starts when she is 11 and takes the reader through her teen years.

This is more then the story of Katie. It is the story of hope, leaning to love, and learning to forgive. It is also a story of learning to accept ourselves and our mistakes. Life is full of twists and turns, it is up to each individual to find their own way. Sometimes, having a loving relative or friend makes the path easier to see.

In writing this book, Carol Fragale Brill tried to the reader that there is always away, even when it is not readily seen. Each of us must find our own path, and sometimes that means creating our own path. Sometimes that path is much harder to see than other times.

I am going to recommend this book to all of us that have to grow up without two parents. It will also be great those who enjoy coming of age stories with girls as the focus.