Category Archives: Robin Stevenson

Inferno

Robin Stevenson, April 2009. Dante was baptized Emily, but she doesn’t feel that the pretty, girly, old-fashioned name suits her now. Her fascination with Dante’s circles of hell leads her to choose his first name for her own, but it’s … Continue reading

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Big Guy

Robin Stevenson, March 2008. This 106-page novel from Orca Soundings, an imprint for high interest/low level books for teens, is packed with issues. Derek’s mom has abandoned the family; his homophobic father doesn’t know he’s gay; he’s dropped out of … Continue reading

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