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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

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YA Book Reviews by Amy: Difficult Reads Trigger warnings, or content warnings, are statements usually created by the author, or a reviewer of a book to warn potential readers about the sensitive topics that are presented in the title (whether it is only mentioned or a theme throughout the book) that could cause a reader… read more >>

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YA Book Reviews by Amy: One Sentence Challenge TikTok videos on average are around 16 seconds long (60 seconds at most), tweets are limited to 280 characters, and blurbs on the back of a title are only a sentence or two. These short descriptions or recommendations must be eye catching and clever while getting to… read more >>

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YA Book Reviews by Amy: LGBTQ+ Reads Part II June is Pride Month and I wanted to celebrate some of my favorite YA books featuring LGBTQ+ characters, particularly the main characters. Some of these books were emotional reads because of the characters’ difficult journey, while the other books in this blog only brush the emotional… read more >>

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YA Book Reviews by Amy: Tails & Tales Part II Summer Reading is here! Our theme this year is Tails & Tales. While last week’s blog focused on books that featured characters with tails, this blog will be about characters that tell tales or stories. All authors are storytellers and sometimes their characters embody that… read more >>