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2013 Nerdy Awards for Young Adult Fiction Announced by Teri Lesesne

It has been an amazing year in the world of YA.  The five books honored with Nerdies in YA Fiction certainly demonstrate that YA literature is experiencing another golden age. Three of the winners take a look at the past, one fast forwards to a chilling future, and another explores the very present.  No matter […]

THE TRUE BLUE SCOUTS OF SUGAR MAN SWAMP by Kathi Appelt – Review by Teri S. Lesesne

I am in love with two raccoons and one very large snake.  Who knew that this city girl could ever cozy up to the marshy swampland guarded by two scouts named J’miah and Bingo?  Yet from that first chapter as these two erstwhile raccoons assume their first assignment, I was smitten.  I suspect anyone not […]

Who Done It? Why Jon Scieszka, of course! by Teri Lesesne

Picking just one book to review for the Nerdy Book Club is no easy task for this book nerd.   How to select just the perfect book to share knowing the wide range of folks who are part of this club could be daunting.  I have read 200 or so books this year already.  Which ONE […]

And now, here are the YA Nerdies by Teri Lesesne

In typical YA fashion, we have broken the rules when it comes to the Nerdies.  Other categories yielded five winners.  YA proves its adolescent rebellious spirit by offering you six.  If, by any chance, you have missed any of these titles, hie thee to a bookstore.  Then, clear your calendars because once you begin one […]


It pains me sometimes, but the music that colored my adolescent experience is now played on the Oldies but Goodies stations on the radio. It still does not deter me, though, from singing along at the top of my lungs much to the dismay of anyone else in the car.  I love revisiting old songs; […]