This month, the theme at YA Outside the Lines is criticism of the young adult genre. I offer a few thoughts on the subject, with a tip of the hat to the brilliance and hilarity of Courtney Summers.

My Lost Summer

Over at YA Outside the Lines, the theme for June is “The Promise of Summer.” I write about my lost summer of 1979. (Wait. How old am I?)

Say Hello to Frank

Frank is our new family member—and a bundle of floof and attitude he most certainly is. He’s a rescue cat, about two years old. Beyond that, we don’t know too much about his history. What we do know is he’s spirited and affectionate, though still a...