Maude, ou comment survivre à l’adolescence

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Maude, ou comment survivre à l’adolescence by Elizabeth Lepage-Boily

Ma note: 3 sur 5 étoiles
Reçu: Livre numérique
Parution: 2013
Éditions: Les Intouchables
Âge recommandé: 12+
Rythme: Normal
Sujets: Ados, Adolescence, École secondaire, Amour, Amitié, Famille


CHRONIQUE:

Au départ, je trouvais le personnage de Maude absolument insupportable! Elle est très directe est assez arrogante. C’est le genre de personne à laquelle tu n’ose pas t’approcher à moins de t’attendre à ce que la conversation finisse légèrement tendue. Mais, étrangement, plus je lisais ses commentaires pour la plupart négatifs, plus je la trouvais drôle cette adolescente. Je me suis habituée à son caractère. Continue reading

Les Racines d’une Rose, Tome 1 : Princesse Promise – Naomi Chauret

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Les Racines d’une Rose, Tome 1 : Princesse Promise by Naomi Chauret

Ma note: 4 sur 5 étoiles
Reçu: Bibliothèque
Parution: Mars 2019
Éditions: ADA
Âge recommandé: 12+
Rythme: Normal
Sujets: Ados, Amour, Fantastique, Royauté, Famille, Devoir


CHRONIQUE:

Voici un livre qui fut une réelle surprise. J’allais presque le remettre à ma bibliothèque sans l’avoir lu, puisque il était à remettre bientôt et j’avais pris trop de temps à me décider à le lire. Et pourtant, dès que j’ai débuté l’histoire de Mila-Rose, je n’ai pas pu m’arrêter. Bien qu’il soit passé minuit, j’ai quand même lu ce livre en une journée car je ne me suis pas couchée encore. Continue reading

Be Not Far From Me – Mindy McGinnis

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My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Received: HarperCollins Canada
Published: March 3rd, 2020
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Recommended Age: 12+
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Survival, Aloneness, Reminiscing


REVIEW:

This is not what I expected from Mindy McGinnis. I read her The Female of the Species, really enjoyed it, and could not wait to dive into this one.

But it was so dull. It’s hard to believe that a story about survival, getting lost into the woods and facing obstacles could be so uneventful. And predictable. Continue reading

Blog Tour: Reverie – Ryan La Sala

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My rating: TBD
Received: Raincoast Books
Published: December 3rd, 2019
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Recommended Age: 12+
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Fantasy, LGBTQIA+


THOUGHTS:

Hi, everyone! Normally, when I do blog tours, I share a review of the book in the post, but it’s exam period so I have not had the time to finish reading this gorgeous-looking book.

However, I did start it and I am quite curious about where it’s going. I like the writing – it’s well-edited – and the contemporary + fantasy combination. It’s a really cool vibe. I haven’t gotten to know the characters too well yet, but it’s an LGBTQIA+ story so if that’s something you usually go for and are excited about, definitely give it a try. Continue reading

A Castle in the Clouds – Kerstin Gier

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A Castle in the Clouds by Kerstin Gier

My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Received: Raincoast Books
Published: January 28th, 2020
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
Recommended Age: 10+
Genres & Themes: Tween, Mystery, Romance, Contemporary


REVIEW:

It has been a while since I last read a Kerstin Gier book. At least six years, really. But I do remember enjoying the magic in her Ruby Red Trilogy so I was hoping to be swept away by A Castle in the Clouds as well. Aside from having a really compelling title, it just seemed so mysterious. Continue reading

Beverly, Right Here – Kate DiCamillo

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Beverly, Right Here by Kate DiCamillo

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Received: Penguin Random House Canada
Published: September 2019
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Recommended Age: 7+
Genres & Themes: Middle Grade, Family, Death, Friendship, Love


REVIEW:

It is so clear, to me, why Kate DiCamillo is such a beloved children’s writer. She writes with such thoughtfulness and elegance. She gives voice to young girls who don’t always realize that they have one and that it most certainly deserves to be heard. She makes you want to listen to children more often and actually consider their words carefully. Continue reading

Jackpot – Nic Stone

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Jackpot by Nic Stone

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Penguin Random House Canada
Published: October 15th, 2019
Publisher: Crown BFYR
Recommended Age: 12+
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Romance, High School, Family, Social Issues, Money


REVIEW:

I love the concept of this one. Two teenagers, one rich and one poor, are brought together as they try to retrace the steps of an old lady who may have just won herself over a hundred million dollars! It’s also possible she may not even have realized it… Continue reading