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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!

Mar 7, 2019

For this episode, Carrie and Jake discuss The Owl Service by Alan Garner. Along the way, Jake sings a tribute to a listener named RobertTheBruceWayne, Carrie reveals whether she would rather be an owl or flowers, and we struggle with Welsh names (sorry).

In the next episode, we'll be discussing American Born Chinese by...


Dec 25, 2018

In this special surprise Christmas episode, Carrie and Jake talk about (among other things) Little Rabbit Foo Foo, horny robot giraffes with French accents, and how being a gasket builds character. We also explore the Eden Five Needs You 4 extended universe. From all of this, you may deduce that we read Andrew Smith's...


Dec 20, 2018

In this episode, Carrie, Jake, and special guest Hayden of the They See Me Rollin and That Gay Sh*t podcasts discuss 'Akata Witch' by Nnedi Okorafor.

We also talk about forcing friends to read your screenplay (or listen to your podcast), try and fail to avoid talking about Harry Potter, and announce our...


Dec 19, 2018

A quick announcement: Carrie and Jake have set up their own Patreon! There will be more information in the next episode, and you can also find some at https://www.patreon.com/loveYAlikecrazy .

Tomorrow we'll be releasing a new episode in which we talk about 'Akata Witch' by Nnedi Okorafor with Hayden of the They See Me...


Oct 30, 2018

For this episode, Carrie and Jake discuss 'Seventeenth Summer' by Maureen Daly, a 1942 novel considered by some the first YA novel. The protagonist of the book is fairly innocent and chaste, but our discussion of the book is neither. (I don't know, that's just how it turned out!) We also talk about em dashes...