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Love YA Like Crazy

Welcome to Love YA Like Crazy, where Carrie and Jake rant about young adult books. Beware, there are lots of spoilers and often lots of swearing!

Jul 19, 2017

Like a double-chocolate milkshake at Pop's, Riverdale seems sweet at first but leaves you wishing for death. Jake and Carrie love trashy YA fiction, and would love to have you join them in their new series, "Cry Me a Riverdale", where they will spoil the infamous CW show, swear a lot, and wonder if anyone in Riverdale...


Jul 6, 2017

The most excellent Death Prattle podcast asked Carrie and Jake to come on and talk about a young adult novel, which we were happy to do! The book is The Boy in the Black Suit by Jason Reynolds. Spoilers abound, so we recommend reading the book before listening.

'Death Prattle' is a podcast in which the hosts, Tara...


Jun 30, 2017

It's been quite a busy time at Love YA Like Crazy manor! There are a few things that we wanted to let you know about:

  1. We recorded a guest episode of the Lifemark podcast, on which we talked about the Hallmark movie 'Beverly Lewis's "The Shunning"'. We recommend you check our episode out! (And other Lifemark episodes,...


May 28, 2017

For this episode, Carrie and Jake discuss 'That Thing We Call A Heart' by Sheba Karim. Carrie provides some useful analysis of YA fiction, while Jake talks about pie and declares his love for the dad in this book. We also note that thinking genocide is cool is a bit of a red flag in a relationship.

Spoilers abound, so...


May 22, 2017

In this episode, Carrie and Jake announce the winners of their songwriting contest! Congratulations to our winners, Katy [REDACTED] and Jody [REDACTED], and thanks to everyone who entered the contest -- you all did a great job!

After you hear them here, you can stream and download the winning songs, and the runners-up's...