Publisher: Viking Juvenile

Book Review: I Was Here

Book Review: I Was Here

I seem to have a way of finding intriguing yet depressing books and this is one that is both of those. Gayle Forman is an author I have loved before so I’ve been meaning to read her other books and finally picked one up. Cody is wondering what led her best friend Meg to suicide and she starts to investigate her death on her own, leading her to a website that encourages people on their journey to decide to commit suicide. On the way, she discovers a love interest of her own, her own emotional path of why suicide, and […]

Posted March 21, 2020
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Book Review: Flash Point

Book Review: Flash Point

A flash point is a moment in time where one event can change everything. A turn to the left and the world is changed for the better. A turn to the right and world is transformed into chaos. For Amy, her flash point comes at the hands of the new, up and coming TV station, TLN. In effort to stay cutting edge, the producer creates a new game show based on how its participants respond. Based on the summary, I had a good idea of what I was getting into with Flash Point. A concept based around the idea of […]

Posted January 29, 2013
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Book Review: Alis

Book Review: Alis

Alis is 15 years old and living in a religious community when she finds out that she is to marry a man in his 40s. Her parents are Elders there and she cannot see how they allowed this to happen. In order to escape, she volunteers to journey with a sickly woman named Sarah back to her own religious community. She plans to escape to the city to find her brother so as to avoid marrying this man, who is the Minister of her small community.   What she finds along her journey is true love, danger, and the politics […]

Posted June 8, 2011
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Book Review: Threads and Fl..

Book Review: Threads and Flames

  Set during the early 1900s in America, the book follows an immigrant character looking for her older sister who came over a few years earlier. Raisa has come over with her little sister Brina and must find work while she continues to look for her older sister. Ending up with work in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, she witnesses the tragedy of its fire. A moving and realistic plot, I fell in love with this novel. This time period in American history has always fascinated me and Friesner did a fantastic job writing this novel. I just ate up little […]

Posted February 8, 2011
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