The Split: A Young Adult Book Review Podcast for Readers and Writers
About This Show
A Young Adult book review podcast for readers and writers. Follow authors Bryan Cohen and Robert Scanlon as they navigate the waters of the best and worst of YA fiction. Listen to their opinions and learn from their writing takeaways!
Most Recent Episode
Episode 60 - Vicious (by V.E. Schwab) and I'll Give You the Sun (by Jandy Nelson)
Dec 21 15
Two reviews for the price of one and a big announcement! Listen up!
Victor and Eli were college best friends. “Were” being the operative word.
What was the horrible supernatural discovery that got in the way of their friendship and turned them into lifelong deadly enemies?
And why did they both have to die to discover it?
Vicious tells the story of two once-inseparable friends who became sworn-to-the-death enemies, and the growth of the “EO” or ExtraOrdinary: humans with extra powers.
I'll Give You the Sun
Jude and Noah, 13 when the story begins, are twins, and like most twins, share a secret language and an-almost telepathic mutual understanding of their desires, frustrations and deepest fears.
But it all goes horribly wrong when the totally cool Brian shows up, the twins’ mother is killed in a horrible car accident, and Noah and Jude are forced to confront the fact that not everything in their history is accurate; not everything that they both wish for will be possible in this new world, and that they have already begun to walk a dangerous path by lying to each other.
If you can’t tell your best friend the truth, then how real will your life ever be?
First love, confusion, desire, friendship and standing up for yourself are all mere bumps when it comes to the whirlwind that is about to hit Noah and Jude.
Rated 5 out of
Fair, generous, insightful are words I'd use to describe this pair of podcasters. I enjoy listening to these guys run down their likes and dislikes from each book they review. They also include a writer's perspective, which is great. It doesn't hurt that one of them has an Australian accent. Not that you should choose your book podcasts based on such things, but it makes it extra nice for me! The show isn't long and drawn out, but it's not so short that it feels useless. They do a sort of writing challenge/inspiration with the podcast that I also like. I don't do them because I'm drowning in writing right now, but if I was looking for ideas, this would be a good place to get them. A basic, easy to listen to podcast with good info that moves along nicely.
Date published: 2015-08-28