Once Upon a Book Club (Young Adult) – April 2017


As a team member for Once Upon a Book Club, I was always eager to receive the boxes and see what Michelle had selected; the kinds of stories she felt her readers needed to hear, the items that felt as though she’d pulled them straight from the pages of the books, all the little pieces of herself she stuck between the pages as she sent these titles to strangers to enjoy.

With the announcement of the Once Upon a Young Adult Book Club, my turn to create a box had arrived, and with it a sea of challenges and opportunities to learn and grow.  Pictured above is the wrapped contents of the April YA box, my very first one.  I’m so excited to share the contents with all of you as well as a special coupon code at the end of this post!

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The Hidden Memory of Objects by Danielle Mages Amato (Review)

 The Hidden Memory of Objects

5 / 5 Stars

Goodreads Description

Megan Brown’s brother, Tyler, is dead, but the cops are killing him all over again. They say he died of a drug overdose, potentially suicide—something Megan cannot accept. Determined to figure out what happened in the months before Tyler’s death, Megan turns to the things he left behind. After all, she understands the stories objects can tell—at fifteen, she is a gifted collage artist with a flair for creating found-object pieces. However, she now realizes that her artistic talent has developed into something more: she can see memories attached to some of Tyler’s belongings—and those memories reveal a brother she never knew.

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