Publisher: Macmillan

Book Review: Fangirl

Book Review: Fangirl

Why did I wait so long to read Fangirl? This book has been sitting on my shelf since the fall and I’m really kicking myself for not having picked it up sooner. I felt like this book was written for me. I was a fangirl in high school, I lived on fanfiction.net and wrote Newsies fanfiction and especially of the boy on boy variety. So for me, this book was a dive into the thrill of writing fanfiction and what it meant. I loved the journey that Cath goes on, going to college and suddenly losing her twin sister to […]

Posted April 11, 2014
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Graphic Novel Review: Hidde..

Graphic Novel Review: Hidden: A Child’s Story of the Holocaust

Dounia is a grandmother now and one night her granddaughter sees her up late looking at old photos, so she tells her the story of her youth growing up as a Jewish girl. This story broke my heart and will be a great story to really show a perspective into World War II and the Holocaust for younger children. Dounia is a French Jew and it tells the story of when she first got her star and what it meant all the way to the end of the war and looking for her family. She was one of the children […]

Posted April 6, 2014
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Graphic Novel Review: The U..

Graphic Novel Review: The Undertaking of Lily Chen

The Undertaking of Lily Chen is the story of Deshi, a man who accidentally killed his drunken brother in a fight at his job at the airbase. His parents send him on a journey to find his brother a corpse bride, an old tradition for men who die without being married. Deshi goes in search of this corpse bride to marry so he is not alone in the afterlife. Unfortunately, complications lead to a corpse that is not suitable and he finds his life even more complicated when he meets Lily Chen. Lily is unhappy at home, where she may […]

Posted March 30, 2014
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Book Review: Tin Star

Book Review: Tin Star

Tin Star is the story of Tula, a girl who is headed to another planet with her family. When she questions Brother Blue about not loading barrels of food onto the ship, she is beaten and left for dead. She is saved by an alien by the name of Heckleck, who teaches her how to survive as the only human on the space station. Everything is going well until three other humans show up on the space station, and show no signs of leaving any time soon. Tula has not had contact with her kind in some time and she’d […]

Posted March 22, 2014
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Book Review: The Riverman

Book Review: The Riverman

The Riverman is one of my most anticipated reads and one that I found myself unable to put down once I picked it up. Alistair’s life changes when Fiona decides that he will be the one to record her biography. Fiona is a strange girl and even stranger still, she begins to tell Alistair about Aquavania and The Riverman. Alistair is so grounded in reality, he thinks Fiona is using this land as a metaphor for the problems in her real life. Beyond that, Alistair has to deal with his friend Charlie, whose older brother convinces him into lighting fireworks […]

Posted March 20, 2014
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Book Review: In the Age of ..

Book Review: In the Age of Love and Chocolate

In the Age of Love and Chocolate is the final book in the Birthright series, one which introduced me to one of my favorite heroines Anya Ballanchine. I am often shocked by the turn of events in these books, this last one bringing forth some twists I did not see coming. Anya makes some very interesting choices in this book that lead her down a darker path than we’ve seen in the past. In the Age of Love and Chocolate is the book where Anya has more internal struggles, ones that started to break my heart and made her more […]

Posted March 6, 2014
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Book Review: The WinnerR..

Book Review: The Winner’s Curse

Winning is just the beginning. The hard part comes after. Kestrel, our main character, lives a life of luxury. She does what she pleases, and answers to no one… save her father the General. And the General has given her a choice: get married or follow in the family business: the military. There is only one problem, well maybe two. Kestrel is not a fighter, and the idea of marriage really doesn’t appeal to her. What’s other choices are left? Hmm.. well, there is always rebelling. While Kestrel doesn’t rebel in the typical fashion, she, however, breaks away from the […]

Posted February 27, 2014
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Book Review: The Lost Plane..

Book Review: The Lost Planet

The Lost Planet is about Chase, a boy who literally appeared from nowhere inside the shield of a home that only contains a boy named Parker and his android Mina. When Chase wakes up, he has no memories and the only reason they know his name is from a chip that was found at the back of his head. Parker is an orphan who is taken care of by a man named Asa, who mysteriously is never around. The boys decide to take off in search of Chase’s memories and visit the planet’s moon. While they are there, the planet […]

Posted February 6, 2014
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