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Cher-y-lynne {sher-uhl-lin} –noun 1. One who formerly sold and recommended children’s books at a bookstore; a specialist in young adult, middle grade, and picture books. 2. A para-educator at a middle school. 3. A struggling young adult writer. 4. A lover of chocolate and popcorn. Archaic: An Audiology and Speech Language Pathology major at Brigham Young University. Questions? Suggestions? Books you'd like me to review? E-mail me at cherylynne1 (at) gmail (dot) com.
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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Incredible Synchronicities

synchronicities: 1. the quality or fact of being synchronous

2. the coincidental occurrence of events and especially psychic events (as similar thoughts in widely separated persons or a mental image of an unexpected event before it happens) that seem related but are not explained by conventional mechanisms of causality —used especially in the psychology of C. G. Jung

--Merriam-Webster Online

This list of similarities and coincidences among the 2010 Cybils YA Fiction nominations is humbly submitted to you by the 2010 Cybils YA Fiction Panel. It is no way to be considered completely exhaustive, as we are certain nominated books and coincidentals will have been missed. This list was originated out of amusement as the seven panelists read their way through the 182 titles. If you know of a nominated title that should be included in one of the synchronicities below, please feel free to submit it in the comments! To get the entire list, you’ll have to visit all seven of the panelist’s blogs.

Featuring a Car Named Holden:

A Little Wanting Song


Featuring Twins:

The Twin’s Daughter

Dangerous Neighbors

Will (not ‘featured’, but reappearing)

Jackie’s Library Teen Events

Fiona Apple:

A Little Wanting Song

and ???? (we know there's one more...help, readers!)

Finding a Friend’s Dad’s Impressively Large Porn Collection:

Exit Strategy

Half Brother

Grandparents as Caregivers:

Harmonic Feedback

The Sky is Everywhere

What Mama Left Me


When I was Joe


The Agency 1: A Spy in the House

The Agency 2: The Body at the Tower

Anxious Hearts

The Brothers Story


Bright Young Things

Cate of the Lost Colony

City of Cannibals

Crossing the Tracks

Dangerous Neighbors


Firefly Letters

The Fiddler’s Gun


Freaks and Revelations

Half Brother

Hellie Jondoe

Joe Rat

Life, After

Prisoners in the Palace

The Red Umbrella


Something Terrible Happened on Kenmore

Three Rivers Rising

The Twin’s Daughter

We Hear the Dead

Wicked Girls


Woods Runner

Homelessness Caused by Mother Relying on Boyfriends for Housing:

Harmonic Feedback

Sorta Like a Rock Star


Things a Brother Know

Sweet, Hereafter

In-n-Out Burger Love:

Harmonic Feedback

Amy and Roger

Isabel Allende:


This Georgeous Game

“It is what it is” as a coping phase:

Myself and I


Want to find out how many featured snake bites in Australia? Stockholm Syndrome? Lunchtime oak trees? Go check out the rest of the list! There are some surprises on there, I promise....

Amanda (#1-10)

Ami (#11-20)

Jackie (#33-42)

Justina (#43-52)


Melissa (#62-72)