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Category Archives: YA Girl

Lois Lowry’s “Gossamer”

by Jen Gheller


Lois Lowry has written many books that have stayed with me over the years and their messages still ring true to our current events. One in particular has been on my mind lately, and it’s different from her haunting dystopians or wrenching historical fictions. Gossamer, although short at around 150 pages, is a story we […]


Season of the Teen Witch

by Jen Gheller


It’s finally October, the best month of the year (subjectively)! The weather’s getting cool and crisp, pumpkin pie M&M’s are out, and general spookiness abounds. And with the Netflix reboot of Sabrina the Teenage Witch set for the end of the month, I’ve definitely got witches on my mind. Specifically, the teen witches I read […]


Rebooting Your Childhood

by Jen Gheller


Reboots are all the rage these days. I could go on about how tired I am of this trend, but that would be another blog post entirely. What’s been on my mind lately is the reaction to reboots, or at least certain reboots. And I get it. When someone takes something you loved as a […]



Contraception in YA

by Jen Gheller


The first sex scene I can remember reading was in a Stephen King novel when I was thirteen. At that age, I knew what sex was, but when I read that scandalously detailed scene, I learned how it actually worked. My parents never gave me The Talk, and I went to a Catholic high school […]


Review: The Language of Thorns

by Jen Gheller


Here at LSQ, we love stories. So for this post, I thought I’d get a little meta and talk about a book of stories, made for stories. Let me explain. It’s called The Language of Thorns, by Leigh Bardugo, and it’s a collection of fairy tales set in her “Grishaverse.” This world is comprised of […]



The Magic of “What If?”

by Jen Gheller


Here’s a secret that’s probably not-so-secret: I love urban fantasy. It’s my favorite genre, hands-down. The first urban fantasy book I can remember reading is Charles de Lint’s The Blue Girl. The plot involves the protagonist’s childhood imaginary friend coming back to her seeking help, a teenage ghost roaming the high school, and a hostile […]


To Wakanda and Beyond

by Jen Gheller


When you think about fantasy worlds, what comes to mind? For me, it’s Narnia, Middle Earth, the wizarding world, and Alagaësia. These worlds are abundant with dragons, elves, orcs, and talking animals, but they lack a major feature: people of color. Maybe some of them have a few token non-white characters, but it’s hard to […]


I Was a Teenage Twihard

by Jen Gheller


There’s been talk on the blog lately about romance and “strong female characters,” which got me thinking about a genre I was an avid fan of in high school. It all started when my mom took Twilight out from the library, and after that I was a frequenter of the “Teen Paranormal Romance” section at […]