Book Review, Comedy, Fiction, Review, Women's Fiction, Young Adult

Book Review Round-Up: February and March 2021, Part 2 of 2

Review of ‘Concrete Rose’, by Angie Thomas—Book Club Contender A big part of the anti-racism activism I am involved in requires having a lot of conversations, during which I attempt to answer the same questions again and again (or find resources that will help me answer the questions).  One of the questions I find myself… Read More Book Review Round-Up: February and March 2021, Part 2 of 2

Book Review, Fiction, Middle Grade, Review, Women's Fiction, Young Adult

Book Review Round-Up: February and March 2021, Part 1 of 2

Review of ‘Don’t Stand So Close To Me’, by Eric Walters I have to admit that I am still a little in shock it has been a year since this pandemic has been declared, and quite annoyed at the way we didn’t manage, as a whole, to come together and fight this thing as efficiently… Read More Book Review Round-Up: February and March 2021, Part 1 of 2

Book Review, Comedy, Fiction, Review, Women's Fiction, Young Adult

Book Review Round-Up: June 2020

Review of ‘No Fixed Address’, by Susan Nielsen (Must-Read) When I read Nickled and Dimed, I remembered thinking that this book should be turned into a movie, a TV show, and a series of books, and that the story of the struggle of the working poor should be shared in a way that will make… Read More Book Review Round-Up: June 2020

Book Review, Fiction, Non Fiction, Review, Thriller, Young Adult

Book Review Round-Up: May 2020

Review of ‘Catch and Kill’, by Ronan Farrow (Must-Read) A must-read for anyone trying to learn more about the way The System works, trying to understand why so many women who are sexually assaulted or raped never report it, and how some people are able to cling to power despite being terrible people.  Ronan Farrow’s… Read More Book Review Round-Up: May 2020

Book Review, Fiction, Review, Young Adult

Book Review: ‘Reverie’, by Ryan La Sala

About the Author, Ryan La Sala: Ryan La Sala has always lived on the partition between the real and unreal. He writes about surreal things happening to real people, and his stories are almost always queer. His first book, REVERIE,  focuses on the worlds we build within ourselves—our dreams and our delusions—and how they warp our… Read More Book Review: ‘Reverie’, by Ryan La Sala

Book Review, Fiction, Racism, Review, Young Adult

Book Review: “I’m Not Dying With You Tonight”, by Kimberly Jones and Gilly Segal

About the Authors: Kimberly Jones Kimberly Jones is a former bookseller, and now she Hosts the Atlanta Chapter of the popular Well Read Black Girl book club, as well as the infamous, viral sensation the YA Truth or Dare author panel at the Decatur Book Festival. She has worked in film and television with trailblazing… Read More Book Review: “I’m Not Dying With You Tonight”, by Kimberly Jones and Gilly Segal

Book Review, Fiction, Middle Grade, Review, Young Adult

Book Review: ‘Free Pizza’, by GC McRae

About the Author: GC McRae is the bestselling author of two young adult novels, three illustrated children’s books and a collection of original fairy tales. His writing is fall-down funny, even when the theme is darker than a coal-miner’s cough. GC McRae reads to anybody at any time, in person or online, for free, which… Read More Book Review: ‘Free Pizza’, by GC McRae

Book Review, Fiction, Review, Young Adult

Book Review: ‘How To Be Luminous’, by Harriet Reuter Hapgood

About the Author: Harriet Reuter Hapgood is a freelance journalist who has worked with Marie Claire, ELLE, and InStyle in the U.K. Her debut novel, The Square Root of Summer, was inspired by her German mathematician grandfather and her lifelong obsession with YA romance, which includes an MA thesis on Dawson’s Creek from London College… Read More Book Review: ‘How To Be Luminous’, by Harriet Reuter Hapgood

Book Review, Fiction, Review, Young Adult

Book Review: ‘Chicken Girl’, by Heather Smith

About the Author: Heather Smith is originally from Newfoundland, and now lives in Waterloo, Ontario, with her husband and three children. Her east coast roots inspire much of her writing. Her previous novel, The Agony of Bun O’Keefe, received a starred review from Kirkus and Quill & Quire and was named a best book of… Read More Book Review: ‘Chicken Girl’, by Heather Smith

Book Review, Fiction, Review, Young Adult

Book Review: ‘Unleaving’, by Melissa Ostrom

About the Author: Melissa Ostrom teaches English literature at Genesee Community College in Batavia, New York. Her short fiction has been published in literary magazines, and nominated for a Pushcart Prize. The Beloved Wild is her YA debut. She lives in Batavia, New York, with her family. About the Book: In a book that is… Read More Book Review: ‘Unleaving’, by Melissa Ostrom