The #SVYALit Project: Using YA Lit to talk about sexual violence and consent in the lives of teens. Here are a few book lists and book reviews.
Because No Always Mean No, a list of books dealing with sexual assault
Take 5: Difficult books on an important topic (sexual violence)
Take 5: Sexual Violence in the Life of Boys
Book Review: The Gospel of Winter by Brendan Kiely
Thinking About Boys, Sex, and Sex & Violence by Carrie Mesrobian
What Happens Next by Colleen Clayton
Plus One by Elizabeth Fama
September Girls by Bennett Madison
Discussing THE S WORD by Chelsea Pitcher, a guest post by Lourdes Keochgerien
5 Reasons I Loved Faking Normal by Courtney C. Stevens
Charm and Strange by Stephanie Khuen
The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu
The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski
Uses for Boys by Erica Loraine Scheidt
Killer Instinct by S. E. Green
See the complete #SVYALit Project Index Here: http://www.teenlibrariantoolbox.com/2014/02/svyalit-project-index.html
This is important. Could very well help those struggling to read these books. Don’t leave anyone in the dark.
because it is always important for us to know that there are authors out there writing about these issues.
TITLE: CHANNEL 20 SOMETHING
AUTHOR: Amy Patrick
GENRE: New Adult, Romance
Despite its interesting premise—a woman dealing with advancing her career, getting past her own fears, and experiencing romance—CHANNEL 20 SOMETHING was disappointing. I had started the novel anticipating a funny, romantic story and while, this novel does tick off these boxes, nothing is done exceptionally well. That is to say that throughout the novel, the story felt lacking in excitement and tension. While there was clearly a defined conflict and series of events that held the plot together, nothing really engrossed me. Neither our protagonist, Heidi, nor her story captivated me and the result was something of a flat, predictable story.