All I knew about this book was what I gleaned from the cover: it was about ballet, and somehow, love and horror were involved. As the story opens, I had the distinct feeling that it was taking place sometime in the 1950s. When the main character... Read More | Share it now!
It’s been a week or so since I finished Those Girls, and I still can’t decide how I feel about it. A book full of cynicism, f-words, out-of-control behavior and unpleasant (at best) characters, it has more of a reality show feel than... Read More | Share it now!
While it tries to be deep and amazing and epic, Introductions is none of these things. I am struggling to think of how to describe this book, as it is one of those that tries to convince you that it is more than it is. In its attempts to be... Read More | Share it now!
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 is told that she... Read More | Share it now!
Briefly: Annabelle’s life won’t be the same when she gets home from summer camp. First, her home has changed from the apartment that she and her mom shared to the two of them living with her mom’s boyfriend, Ted Weeble. Dweeble. On top of that,... Read More | Share it now!
Her bed is a raft on the ocean. It’s a cloud, a forest, a spaceship, a cocoon we share. I stretch out big as I can, a five-pointed star, and she bundles me back up in her arms. When I wake I’m tangled in her hair.
“Tell me again,” I... Read More | Share it now!