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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!

Dec 22, 2015

While Carrie and Jake take a break to deal with the holidays and other life events -- we'll be back in January -- we thought we'd give you some book recommendations, and some ideas of what we might be reading in the coming year. Enjoy!

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Oct 31, 2015

For this episode, Carrie and Jake discuss Stephanie Perkins's delightful YA romance 'Anna and the French Kiss'. We also talk about Wiener Dog Day, NaNoWriMo, Burning Man missed connections, and Gallic shrugs, and Carrie really sticks it to 'Lost in Translation'. We also answer some listener email!

Spoilers abound, so we...

Sep 7, 2015

For this episode, Carrie and Jake discuss 'Shiver', the first book in Maggie Stiefvater's 'The Wolves of Mercy Falls' series. Um. We really didn't like it, folks, and we might be kind of mean about it. (No offense intended to those of you who did enjoy it, or to the author.)

We also sing a song about truffles, talk...

Aug 24, 2015

In this bonus episode, Jake and special guest Rachel Baron Singer revisit Nancy Drew, who Carrie and Jake previously discussed back in episode 3.

If you have any comments or suggestions, join us on our facebook group at, or tweet to us at, or email...

Aug 12, 2015

For this episode, Carrie, Jake, and special guest Rachel Baron Singer discuss Ellen Raskin's 1978 classic 'The Westing Game!

We also talk about what pieces would be included in the board game version of The Westing Game, plus Rachel's typecasting in high school and whether setting off fireworks indoors makes you a...