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Teen Tuesday (7.8.08): Vanessa (First Edition)

July 8, 2008


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Hey Teen Tuesday! I’m Vanessa and I’m brand-spanking-new. So what’s going on with my reading, eh? I’ve got to say, I’ve been catching up on Sarah Dessen’s novels. I’ve read her more recent ones but not her early ones. So in the past week I’ve read That Summer and Keeping The Moon (and the week before that Someone Like You). Her older novels should surrender to her newer ones, because they are so much better. I guess that’s how writers get better… one novel at a time.

I’ve posted up Keeping The Moon‘s review here, including a podcast review of the book I made.
Then, I read Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher and am amazed by how Hannah, the girl who commits suicide and left 13 tapes for the reasons to her death, was written. Jay Asher is an amazing writer and I hope he writes more books.

I’ve started The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart. Although at first I was pushing myself to read it because it’s in third person and uses larger words than The Boyfriend List and her other books, now I can’t wait to get back to it. I can’t wait till it gets into the way she becomes this criminal mastermind, even excelling the boys. Right now, I don’t very much like Matthew Livingston, I kinda like the other boy better (I’m not going to say who because I’ll ruin it!) but I wonder what’s going to happen. I’ll finish this before the weekend and will post a review on it on my blog (
I’m going to be boarding an airplane to visit my mom in Canada on Saturday, so during that three-hour flight I will surely read, read, read. I’m thinking of reading Cindy Ella by Robin Palmer while I’m there… it looks like a fun and short read.
I’ll be reading these in Canada: How To Be Bad, Bass Ackwards & Belly Up, Hot Mess: Summer In The City, 13 Little Blue Envelopes, and of course Cindy Ella (although I’ll be reading that all over the country…. Florida, Georgia, Tennesee, Illionois, Pennsylvania, to Canada). Reviews of these will be available as I get them done.
Have fun reading!
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