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The Golden Locket

See that little girl in white
With the golden locket?
She is what you could be
She is what you would be
If I had a penny in my pocket

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi

I loved this book when I was in middle and high school. I wanted to read it again. I actually still owned a copy of it. 286 more words

Book Reviews

Pop Culture Affidavit, Episode 49: The Waiting Place

In 1997, Sean McKeever self-published his very first work, The Waiting Place, a story about the ennui that comes with being a young adult trapped in a town that doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. 201 more words


"Diana In Summer With Xanax"

****”Diana In Summer With Xanax”

In Highschool
You cut yourself
With razor blades
Back in the day
Before it was cool
I wasted every… 50 more words


Oh family, you've sharpened the scissors and you have cut your own cords.

This is not a family bashing blog although the title would beg to differ. However, family is not in the clear of being put into their places. 191 more words


In Praise of Young Adult Fiction

I used to think I was a bit of a dork for liking Young Adult literature, even though my years as a young adult are long gone. 310 more words



It seems that from the time a child starts school, s/he gets asked by parentals, “What are you going to be when you grow up?” By the time s/he has graduated, the question becomes, “Why aren’t you out doing something yet?” For many a disenfranchised youth like the title heroine of Lisa Litberg’s coming of age novel, … 1,653 more words