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Amy

Hello everyone! I’m Amy and I am a Youth Services Librarian at the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County. When I’m not trying to reach my reading goal for the year, I like to talk about what I’m reading to my family, friends, and coworkers. You could say I am a little obsessed with reading Young Adult books. I enjoy most genres, but my favorites include: Westerns, Historical Fiction, Contemporary, Fantasy, and Mystery. I am always looking for the next great book that makes me connect to its characters and hits me in the feels.

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YA Book Reviews by Amy: Dystopian Worlds   The concept of a dystopian society was introduced to me in high school while reading books like Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, George Orwell’s 1984, and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World; worlds that strive toward a utopian, or perfect and idealistic society that end up being overly controlling governments with many suffering injustices… read more >>

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YA Book Reviews by Amy: YSU English Festival List for 7-9th Grade  Youngstown State University has created a program to promote reading in our community. The YSU English Festival is an event in which students in grades 7-12th can participate in fun and educational activities, writing and art contests, hearing authors speak, being creative, making new friends and… read more >>

YA Book Reviews by Amy

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YA Book Reviews by Amy: YSU English Festival List for 10-12th Grades  Youngstown State University has created a program to promote reading in our community. The YSU English Festival is an event in which students in grades 7-12th can participate in fun and educational activities, writing and art contests, hearing authors speak, being creative, making new friends and more. This annual program… read more >>

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YA Book Reviews by Amy: Women Disguised as Men  While last week I talked about a trope that I do not enjoy much (love triangles), this week I wanted to discuss one of my favorite tropes, or reoccurring plot element; in this case, it is when our main female character disguises herself as male (this is not to be confused with transgender characters)…. read more >>

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YA Book Reviews by Amy: Love Triangles that Actually Work?   When two people fall for the same person and are vying to be the person’s significant other, it is usually considered a love triangle. This popular trope seemed to be all the rage for YA several years ago. Teams started to emerge: Edward or Jacob? Peeta or Gale?… read more >>