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I ♥ YA

Today I'm over at Chachic's Book Nook talking about young adult literature and why I read it. This is a regular feature Chachic runs, in which she invites other bloggers to come over and answer a few questions and then people can comment and leave recommendations on books they think that blogger would like based on her comments. Great, no? Do stop by and let me know why you read YA and what your favorites are.

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  1. Great interview. I find it fascinating to find out why other people love YA so much, especially when it seems a lot of people have an aversion to it.

    You have read Saving Francesca though, havent you?

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  2. Thanks, Carla! And I am sorry to say I haven't read SAVING FRANCESCA yet. The first Marchetta I read was JELLICOE ROAD and it blew me away so completely I was afraid to glom her other stuff in case it didn't live up. Then I read FINNIKIN and was so utterly underwhelmed it was depressing. But I've heard so many good things about FRANCESCA that I definitely need to give it a shot.

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  3. Thanks for doing this feature, Angie! I really love your answers. :) And thanks for putting up a link here on your blog. Here's to more YA for us!

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  4. You really do. I read Francesca before Jellicoe road and i absolutely adored it. One of my favourites

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  5. Chachic, it was my pleasure. Thanks for inviting me! I love dropping in on my favorite bloggers and staying for a spell. ;)

    Carla, all right then. It's officially bumped up on the list!

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  6. Yes, I second Carla's recommendation of Saving Francesca. I'd really like to know what you think of it. Thanks again for doing the feature, Angie! And for dropping by again to respond to comments. :)

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