Joy Kim

Librarian. Book Reviewer. Coffee Addict.

August 27, 2009
by Joy
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Avasthi, Swati: Split (2010)

Split By Swati Avasthi Young Adult Fiction Knopf, 2010 Hardcover $16.99 978-0-375-86340-0 When Jace Witherspoon is kicked out of the house by his abusive father, he hits the road and drives until he finds himself on the doorstep of his … Continue reading

January 26, 2009
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Youth media awards

ALA announced its youth media award winners today at the midwinter conference in Denver. I really enjoyed The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, so I was very happy to see that it had won the Newbery Medal. Of course, Gaiman … Continue reading

November 18, 2008
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One more Lion Hunters book!

Via Sherwood Smith, here’s an interview with YA fantasy writer Elizabeth E. Wein. She has a lot of interesting comments on her creative process and the inspiration for her books. Best of all, there’s an excerpt from the next book … Continue reading