Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson | Book Review

In a well ordered universe, you would read Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson. I am pretty solid in my belief that Morgan Matson has written THE contemporary young adult book of the summer. I mean, if you want something a bit lighter than We Were Liars. Full disclosure, I am head over heels in love with […]

A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller | Book Review

Why Did I Listen To This Book? I am one jealous person, and so when I see all my friends reading and raving aboutA Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller and I did not get a copy, I was like super jealous, because I am a human. Then I chilled right out because I […]

Out Of The Easy | Ruta Sepetys | Book Review

Ruta Sepetys is fast becoming one of my go to authors for a solid read. Her latest book, Out Of The Easy, is another historical fiction but set in 1950s New Orleans instead of 1941 Lithuania. Despite the different settings, I found Sepetys’ latest book to have the same emotional draw as Between Shades Of Gray. I […]

What Happens Next | Colleen Clayton | Book Review

I am sort of surprised at myself for not reading What Happens Next by Colleen Clayton sooner, given my interest in books that relate to the things I currently teach about. However, I am a firm subscriber in the better late than never mantra. ALSO! April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, so it is the perfect […]

Book Review: What Can’t Wait by Ashley Hope Perez

After reading Forever YA‘s review of What Can’t Wait by Ashley Hope Perez, I knew I needed to hop on Netgalley and immediately request an egalley. Kids What Can’t Wait is worth the brief amount of time it will take to read. I read about 200 pages of it at work, and when I got […]

Review: I, Emma Freke by Elizabeth Atkinson

Emma Freke, aside from having an unfortunate name, is at an awkward stage in life. She’s 12, about to hit puberty, has a new age-y mother and is the tallest girl in her class. She’s also got crippling self-esteem issues. I’m sure we all remember our middle school/pre-teen years. I know I was super awkward […]