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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!

Aug 10, 2018

For this episode, Carrie and Jake discuss Britta Lundin's debut novel 'Ship It'. They also talk about experiences at conventions, their (fairly minor) encounters with fanfic, the weird pornographic banner that Jake's downstairs neighbors hung up on their porch, movies based on video games, and all manner of other...


Jun 12, 2018

For this episode, Jake flew to North Carolina so that he and Carrie could discuss 'The Hazel Wood' by Melissa Albert in person. Thanks to Jody [REDACTED] for recommending it, and to Alex [REDACTED] for her recommendation as well! We really appreciate you getting in touch with your suggestions.

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May 2, 2018

For this episode, Carrie and Jake discuss Rebecca Stead's 2009 young adult novel, 'When You Reach Me'. They also experience some major high school flashbacks and talk about Carrie's new cat. We both really liked the book, and we recommend you read it before listening to the podcast, which contains our usual mix of...


Apr 10, 2018

For this episode, Carrie and Jake discuss Katie Coyle's "Vivian Apple at the End of the World". Spoilers abound, so we recommend reading the book before listening!

Jake describes this book as 'Left Behind for atheists', which seems designed to appeal to Carrie and Jake, and a lot of people clearly love it, but C&J...


Mar 16, 2018

For this episode, Carrie and Jake discuss Lish McBride's "Hold Me Closer, Necromancer". How many uses do bowling bags have? What world are we going to leave for Keith Richards? What is the worst pun? How does Carrie feel about Goodreads? These questions are addressed, if not necessarily answered, in this episode....