Welcome to my Author’s Page

Apr 22

Welcome to my Author’s Page

Biography YuMin Ye is a freelance writer with a B.A. in Writing Seminars from Johns Hopkins University. Her short story “Team Bonding” won Honorable Mention in the 2007 Seventeen Magazine Fiction Contest, and she won a Finalist Award from the St. Louis Publishers Association for her manuscript, Oil in the Wok. She is the Columbia Young Adult Fiction Examiner for...

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Are you ready for Halloween?

Sep 10

Are you ready for Halloween?

(I wrote this on September 2nd, during Labor Day weekend, but have not been able to post it until now.) I apologize for not updating this thing for a while! It’s not that I haven’t been reading any new YA lately. I have. I just finished Love Off-Limits by Whitney Lyles last night. But with all the new online changes—I am no longer the St. Louis Book Examiner, Xanga...

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if i stay

Jun 03

if i stay

if i stay is definitely one of the more serious YAs I’ve read in a while. Simple and serious. Girl’s family gets into a car accident one snowy morning and girl is the only one who survives. She ends up at the hospital in a coma and the whole story is about her decision to stay in this world or pass on. I picked up this book at the airport on my way to...

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The Hunger Games

Mar 03

The Hunger Games

Hello, hello! So I took a little break from YA fiction after my flood of books I borrowed from the library. I have a couple book review requests for my Examiner page and then we’ll see what I’ll be back at next. Since I’m usually reading 6 or more books at a time, it sometimes takes me forever to finish one, but I did finally finish The Hunger...

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More Jenny Han, please.

Jan 21

More Jenny Han, please.

So ends the trilogy. What a relief! I stayed up late last night, unplanned, to finish it because the suspense of who she ends up with was killing me. It flowed nicely like book two and this time we see inside Conrad’s head, which kind of gave away the ending. I still wanted to see how she arrives there, though, and drama, drama, drama! There’s a lot...

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