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!
I am a huge, no-holds-barred fan of Gayle Forman’s work. I first read If I Stay in early 2013, which was so sad and hopeful at the same time. Her Just One Day series is one of my favorites, and I squealed (internally) like a twelve-year-old at... Read More | Share it now!
It’s never a good sign when I have multiple pages of notes about a book I am reading. Let’s just say I heard about this book from a friend and decided to check it out for myself. Other than fulfilling a scavenger hunt item in a summer book... Read More | Share it now!
Brendan Chase remembers the last time his family was happy; it was a year after his little sister, Courtney, was born, a month before his parents split up. Ever since, he’s had to deal with his stepfather, his own father moving far away, his... Read More | Share it now!
Having read almost all of John Green’s published works, I still had Paper Towns to devour. Like many zealous readers, I’d much rather finish the book before seeing a movie adaptation that Hollywood tells me is going to be just as good.... Read More | Share it now!
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Is it true? Are more flowers sent, more mourners present and more speeches given for those kids who die in an accident or of an illness? Death, especially of a young person, is horrible, and... Read More | Share it now!
This review is part of my Two Weeks of Thanks to book publisher Merit Press. They have generously and continuously provided me with books to review over the past two years.
You’re fat. You eat way too much, especially in times of stress. Which... Read More | Share it now!
OK, so J.K. Rowling’s first book after Harry Potter, The Casual Vacancy, didn’t get great reviews. Was that because everyone expected waaaaay more out of her than they should have? I’ll admit I have the book, but I still haven’t read it due to... Read More | Share it now!
I can’t even begin to review this book in my usual style: plot, what I liked about it, what I didn’t like about it, and end with a summary. This book deserves much more than this kind of review, and yet as I sit here, trying to write it, I have no... Read More | Share it now!
The Low Down: Ella, Sydney and Astrid have been best friends forever. But when Astrid commits suicide after they graduate from high school, Ella and Sydney have different ways of handling the hurt and loss. Ella is determined to find out the... Read More | Share it now!