Book Reviews, by Me.

I’m excited to share that I’ve joined the crew of the phenomenal YA book review site Guys Lit Wire!!

My first review went live last week – check out my thoughts on the astonishingly beautiful Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe.

If you’re not familiar with GLW, do check it out. There’s nothing chauvinistic about its focus on teen boy readers – it’s really about recognizing that it’s very difficult to get teen boys excited about books, and that they often connect to books very differently from young women readers.

I’m a fan of anything that helps teachers/parents/librarians/whoever put great books in the hands of the young men in their lives. Especially gay and trans boys who are particularly hungry for books that reflect their own experiences. I remember how much it meant to Teenage Me, catching a glimpse of myself in a book. With all the exciting and diverse protagonists populating YA fiction these days – and all the great tools for hyping young people to books and giving them space to talk about them – it’s exciting to be part of that work.

Posted on: January 29, 2014, by : Sam J. M.
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