July 18, 2014
by The OJBG Team
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Sneak Peek into the #Tapestry Trenches

By Kathleen. We’re hard at work preparing another long-form Tapestry video, which the intern and I totally just bonded over, and we have our subject to thank: Frances Hardinge. Romeo, our intern, says it’s his favorite Tapestry video yet! Equipped … Continue reading

August 6, 2013
by The OJBG Team
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Book Review: The Moon and More

By Kathleen. In my tween years I was obsessed — and I mean obsessed in a not-quite-but-nearly cult-like way — with Sarah Dessen books. When each new one came out, I’d beg my mom to take me to the bookstore … Continue reading

June 13, 2013
by The OJBG Team
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Book Review of Tracy Rozzlynn’s “Verita” by Otessa Ghadar

Verita by Tracy Rozzlynn. On Goodreads here. Book Summary: If your world suddenly crumbled, leaving you with nothing but heartache, would you risk your life for a chance at a new beginning on a new world? Brett Bradbury’s parents are dead, her … Continue reading

March 13, 2013
by The OJBG Team
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Reading For Your (Not So) Inner Child

  As a show about teenagers, we totally get the whole young adult (YA) thing. We’re all for nostalgia for the bygone days, sweet reminiscing, and the exhilaration of youth. That’s why when we saw that 55% of the people who are buying … Continue reading

October 5, 2011
by Otessa
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Teri Hall’s “Away”

Away by Teri Hall My rating: 2 of 5 stars Such a good premise, but mired down by wooden writing and a lack of character development. It’s a shame really and I feel bad saying it. Also (as with “The … Continue reading

August 29, 2011
by Otessa
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Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater My rating: 4 of 5 stars Where to start… there are so many remarkable and wonderful elements to this book. The prose is lyrical and moving– and it conjurs an icy, pristine environment in a very … Continue reading