Review: ‘The Unexpected Everything’ by Morgan Matson #SRC

I absolutely loved the superbly crafted Since You’ve Been Gone, so I knew when I saw this book by Morgan Matson that points were already in her favor. Points for me, too, since I was so right. Andie Walker has been doing everything... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘Alice in Wonderland High’ by Rachel Shane #2016HW

Re-imagining fairy tales and their sistren has been a hot commodity lately in the book world. You’ve got a built-in audience of people who already know the story and will enjoy trying to find the similarities with their favorite stories. And... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘The Dark Days Club’ by Alison Goodman #SRC

Lady Helen Wrexall has a stain upon her character – one that she had nothing to do with. When her parents were drowned at sea, she and her older brother, Andrew, had to live with their aunt and uncle. There were always whispers and outright ugly... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘The Fall of Butterflies’ by Andrea Portes #SRC

Willa Parker (whose name you don’t know until Chapter 5) has decided to leave her cafeteria table of gentle misfits and go to boarding school. Though she hasn’t spoken to her mother in a long while, she knew her mom could pull the... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘Breakfast with Neruda’ by Laura Moe #SRC

Michael Flynn’s life has become pretty atypical for a high school student. Due to his mother’s hoarding problem, he has lived in his car for the past few months. And then there was an incident involving his now former best friend that... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘Goldfish’ by Nat Luurtsema #BookBirthday #MyBirthday

What if you had a plan for around ten years that was going (cough) swimmingly? And your best (and pretty much only) friend was always by your side? What would you do if your plan disintegrated for you, but not for your bff? What would you do if the... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘How We Fall’ by Kate Brauning #2016HW

I don’t know what to say. I just didn’t get what the point of the story was. It’s not poorly written; it’s just, well, skeevy. Like, an actual how-to manual for dating your first cousin. Jackie’s family moved from... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘Highly Illogical Behavior’ by John Corey Whaley #SRC

This sweet and engaging story is deep without manufactured drama. Its lightness keeps it from becoming an over-the-top, sugary and tear-jerking soap opera. Don’t mistake its tone for insignificance, though; the action is full of emotion and is... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘A Work of Art’ by Melody Maysonet #2016HW

To be honest, I grumbled to myself when I reached the third or fourth chapter of this book. As my MO is to not read the inside cover right before I am reading a book to review, I didn’t remember what it was about (not that you get a complete idea... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘The Square Root of Summer’ by Harriet Reuter Hapgood #2016SRC

I am still at a complete loss as to how to describe this book. I wouldn’t say that the premise is new, or the situations, or even the characters: it is the storytelling itself that felt new. Gottie Oppenheimer is the second-born in a... Read More | Share it now!

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