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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 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 bomber or an arsonist. Spoilers abound, so we recommend reading the book before listening!

In the next episode, we'll be discussing 'Shiver', the first book in Maggie Stiefvater's 'The Wolves of Mercy Falls' series. For homework, if you want to write a song about truffles (the chocolate kind, not the mushrooms) from a werewolf's point of view, please do so and send it in to podcast at!

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