Nov 21

Darcy and Lizzie Reboot ~ ‘Definitely, Maybe in Love’ by Ophelia London

I’m a huge Jane Austen fangirl, especially for the first book I ever saw performed (on Masterpiece Theater) and read shortly thereafter. Pride and Prejudice is the book I read when I can’t read anymore; the one that resets my brain … Continue reading

Nov 20

BriefINK: A Baker’s Dozen ~ ‘My Life with the Walter Boys’ by Ali Novak

Briefly: After the tragic deaths of Jackie’s entire family in a car accident, she moves from New York City to Colorado to live with the family of her mother’s best friend from college. It is on the flight there that Jackie … Continue reading

Nov 19

What Next? Wednesday: Tween 2 Teen Book Reviews Edition

Welcome to week three of What Next? Wednesday! You can participate in these ways: Write about what book you would have chosen to read next on your blog, using the FIRST I READ book chosen by that week’s honored person, and put a … Continue reading

Nov 18

Can Love Be Graphed? ~ ‘An Abundance of Katherines’ by John Green

All I wanted was for her to love me and to do something meaningful with my life. Briefly: Through amazing coincidence, subconscious design or arranged by a humorous universe, Colin Singleton has only dated girls named Katherine. Dated and and been … Continue reading

Nov 17

Censor This Book? ~ ‘The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian’ by Sherman Alexie

m4s0n501 Briefly: Arnold “Junior” Spirit doesn’t have much. Life on the reservation means that you are poor, hungry and stuck. On top of those misfortunes, Junior also has had medical problems since birth, so that makes him an easy target for … Continue reading

Nov 16

The Sunday Post: 11.16.2014 Edition

I used to wish for snow days in my youth, like most kids. It would take an hour to locate the layers and bundle up. Sledding, making snowmen, it was all good. But then…skiing was fun, but it’s exhausting. Again with the … Continue reading

Nov 14

Quiet…A Little Too Quiet: ‘Gracefully Grayson’ by Ami Polonsky

Briefly: Have you ever felt like an outsider? Or maybe that you aren’t living the life you should? What if that was because you feel like a girl…but nature tells you you’re a boy? Grayson Sender lives with this secret every day. … Continue reading

Nov 13

Droll and Intense: ‘Anatomy of a Misfit’ by Andrea Portes

Briefly: Anika is the third most popular girl at school. In order to keep her position, she has to put up with the whims and barbs and outright ugliness of the most popular girl, Becky Vilhauer. Because if she didn’t, she’d … Continue reading

Nov 12

What Next? Wednesday: Inkk Reviews Edition

Welcome to the second edition of What Next? Wednesday! You can participate in these ways: Write about what book you would have chosen to read next on your blog, using the FIRST I READ book chosen by that week’s honored person, and put … Continue reading