Author: Christa Seeley

The Summer of Self Discovery or The Education of Margot Sanchez

The Education of Margot Sanchez Lilliam Rivera Simon & Schuster February 21, 2017 Margot Sanchez is a girl torn between two worlds. The first is her home in the South Bronx where she was raised and where her family owns a pair of grocery stores, Sanchez & Sons. The other is the mostly-white, private school she attends called Somerset. Both worlds come with their own sets of rules and expectations, and Margot does her best to try and navigate between them. Her family wants her to do well, to make the right friends, get grades and eventually land a...

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Dogears: My Best Friend’s Exorcism and Diabolic Angels

My Best Friend’s Exorcism Grady Hendrix Quirk Books May 16, 2016 The power of Diet Coke compels you! My Best Friend’s Exorcism is a nostalgic, sweet, and disgusting story about friendship, high school, and demons. There are a few tiny gaps in the narrative and plot, but I enjoyed this book more than I expected. Best book to read while wearing a swatch and leg warmers, but can’t stop vomiting up maggots! —Jennie Law The Diabolic S.J. Kincaid Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers November 1, 2016 In an intergalactic society, humanity has developed Diabolics. They are artificially...

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WWAC’s Reading Resolutions for 2017

Want to read more sci-fi? What does it mean to “read diversely” and do you need to do more of it? Are you notorious for not finishing your to-read pile? It’s a new year which means a new year because that’s how it works, right? Some of the WWAC contributors have shared their reading resolutions for 2017 and we have total faith in their chances of making them a reality. Christa Seeley: I’m a pretty eclectic reader and I like to see what surprises the publishing industry has in store for us, so I try not to sign up for...

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Books that Moved Us in 2016

2016 was kind of an odd year for books. There was a new Harry Potter (of sorts), more celebrity memoirs than we will ever need, and some Star Wars novelizations. A number of books were published to great acclaim—The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead, Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien and The Sellout by Paul Beatty, to name a few. But the books that made an impression on us this year weren’t necessarily the award winners and the best sellers—there are enough lists with those books. What we wanted to leave you with before 2016 (finally) comes to the end are the...

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Merry Scary Christmas: The Last Winter (Or How I Should Have Just Watched The Thing)

I am not a horror movie person. I’m a “hide behind a pillow until the monster is gone” kind of person. But when Merry Scary Christmas time rolled around again at WWAC, I decided to challenge myself a little and take part. Now, the one exception to my no-horror-movies rule is John Carpenter’s The Thing — which is actually one of my all time favourites. I don’t know exactly what it is that makes this movie different. Some combination of the cast, the setting, the effects or the way it was me on the edge of my seat from...

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