Saturday, April 20, 2013

Theme of the Month (Poetry)

April may be Child Abuse Prevention Month

but it is also

Poetry is the 'literary work in which special intensity is given to the expression of feelings and ideas by the use of distinctive style and rhythm' - Merriam Webster Dictionary
Here are some recommended New Adult/YA Poetry themed Novels

Title: Graffitti Moon
Author: Cath Crowley

Blurb: It’s the end of Year 12. Lucy’s looking for Shadow, the graffiti artist everyone talks about.
His work is all over the city, but he is nowhere.
Ed, the last guy she wants to see at the moment, says he knows where to find him. He takes Lucy on an all-night search to places where Shadow’s thoughts about heartbreak and escape echo around the city walls.
Title: Love & Leftovers
Author: Sarah Tregay
Links: Goodreads ~ Amazon ~

Blurb:Marcie has been dragged away from home for the summer--from Idaho to a family summerhouse in New Hampshire. By the time Labor Day rolls around, Marcie suspects this "summer vacation" has become permanent. She has to start at a new school, and there she leaves behind her Leftover status when a cute boy brings her breakfast and a new romance heats up. But understanding love, especially when you've watched your parents' affections end, is elusive.
Title: Paper Towns
Author: John Green
Links: Goodreads ~ Amazon

Blurb: Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life - dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge - he follows.
Title: Crank Series
Author: Ellen Hopkins
Links: Goodreads ~ Amazon ~

Blurb: The heart-wrenching bestselling Crank trilogy shows that addiction is never just one person’s problem.
Title: Hard to Resist
Author: Shanora Williams

Blurb: Natalie Carmichael thought that Bryson Daniels would be her world. She planned a bright future with him, cherished four years with him, and couldn't have been any happier, but during graduation night, all of that changes.
Title: The Day Before
Author: Lisa Schroeder
Links: Goodreads ~ Amazon ~

Blurb: One moment can change everything.Amber’s life is spinning out of control. All she wants is to turn up the volume on her iPod until all of the demands of family and friends fade away. So she sneaks off to the beach to spend a day by herself.

Then Amber meets Cade. Their attraction is instant, and Amber can tell he’s also looking for an escape. 
Title: Slammed Series
Author: Colleen Hoover

Blurb: Following the unexpected death of her father, 18-year-old Layken is forced to be the rock for both her mother and younger brother. Outwardly, she appears resilient and tenacious, but inwardly, she's losing hope.
Enter Will Cooper: The attractive, 21-year-old new neighbor with an intriguing passion for slam poetry and a unique sense of humor.

For more information on
Poetry Foundation 
Poetry for Children
US Poet's Society
Guide to Slam Poetry


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