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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!

Nov 25, 2016

In this episode, Carrie and Jake react to the recent US Presidential election -- there's a lot of swearing -- and then they discuss a very sweet, romantic book, 'Lola and the Boy Next Door' by Stephanie Perkins, which is just what the doctor ordered.

In addition to the election talk, Jake lists the parts of the book...

Oct 25, 2016

In this episode, Carrie and Jake discuss Madeleine L'Engle's 1963 classic 'A Wrinkle in Time'. Among other things, we talk about death bats and Communism, and the lack of time travel in the books comes in for a certain amount of criticism. Spoilers abound, so we recommend reading the book before listening! An...

Sep 15, 2016

For this episode, Carrie and Jake read Jesse Andrews's 2016 book 'The Haters', which they give a somewhat mixed review of. A very rough transcript of the episode can be found at .

Jake and Carrie also answer questions about THE LOVE YA LIKE CRAZY CONTEST,...

Aug 7, 2016

Carrie and Jake read the new Harry Potter book/play, 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child', and they have thoughts! In this, our first (and possibly only) HOT TAKE SPECIAL, we let you know what they are.

There's definitely a lot of spoilers, so you might want to read the book first! We also struggle with technology...

Jul 24, 2016

For this episode, Carrie and Jake revisit Philip Pullman's excellent 'His Dark Materials' series by reading book 2 in that series, 'The Subtle Knife'. We also announce a contest to win copies of 'Awoken' and 'Vampire Diaries', signed by us! Details can be found at 45:41 in this episode, or on our goodreads page.