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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!

Sep 22, 2021

For this episode, Carrie and Jake barely scratch the surface of Tracy Deonn's debut novel 'Legendborn'. What a book! We both loved this YA tale of wizards, knights, and being a Black student at UNC-Chapel Hill. Spoilers abound, so we recommend reading the book before listening!

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Sep 3, 2021

Who have two thumbs and an opinion about Stephanie Perkins's new YA horror novel, 'The Woods Are Always Watching'? Jake and Carrie do! Welcome to a new HOT TAKE SPECIAL, in which Jake speculates that Jon Arbuckle (of Garfield fame)'s old roommate was a serial killer, and Carrie points out a downside to stickshifts that...


May 24, 2021

Back in 2017, Carrie and Jake went for a walk in the Eversgreen Forest, critiqued Veronica's negotiating techniques, explored a haunted attic, and went shopping on Glamazon. Join them in their travels on this week's episode of 'Living In A Van Down By The Riverdale', in which Love YA Like Crazy's Carrie and Jake discuss...


May 17, 2021

This episode, Jake and Carrie discuss 'The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Chapter 7: Feast of Feasts'. Carrie has the Shinning! Jake connects ex-GW Bush scriptwriter and current Never Trumper David Frum to satanic rituals! There's a subplot we actually kind of like! And some we're not as fond of. Give it a listen and...


Apr 3, 2021

For this episode, Carrie and Jake read 'Darius the Great Deserves Better' by Adib Khorram. Carrie is a pretty good shell. Jake is making unapproved tea. Is penis mockery just part of growing up? Why are the parents in this book different from other YA parents? These questions are addressed in a...