Book Review: Ultimate Game by Christian Lehmann

Tweet Here’s a guest book review written by author Christina Hamlett Title: Ultimate Game Author: Christian Lehmann Published: 2000 (originally published in French in 1996) David R. Godine, Publisher I’m clearly not the target demographic for Christian Lehmann’s gripping YA … Continue reading

Book Review: How I Stole Johnny Depp’s Alien Girlfriend by Gary Ghislain

Tweet David’s dad is a therapist who lives in the small French town of Cornouaille. David knows not to get to close to the patients, but Zelda fascinates him. She claims to be from another planet, and she’s here on … Continue reading

Book Review: Walk the Wild Road by Nigel Hinton

Tweet Author Nigel Hinton grew up hearing how his grandfather left his large, poor family from Poland at the age of 11 to seek his way in the world. His book, Walk the Wild Road, fictionalizes the family legend and … Continue reading

Book Review: Marshfield Dreams by Ralph Fletcher

Tweet Children’s author Ralph Fletcher seemed to live an ideal life for a child. The oldest of a large clan in the small town of Marshfield, Massachusetts, Fletcher had nearby woods to roam in, numerous bothers and neighbors to recruit … Continue reading

Book Review: The Cardturner by Louis Sachar

Tweet Alton has always known that his parents look to his Great Uncle Lester as their salvation. Uncle Lester is very wealthy, and they hope that when he dies he will leave them lots of money. So when Alton gets … Continue reading

Book Review: Heart with Joy by Steve Cushman

Tweet Julian’s always been closer to his mother than his father. So when she leaves their home in North Carolina to manage a hotel in Florida for her parents, he knows there’s more to the story. Stuck at home until … Continue reading

Book Review: Adios, Nirvana by Conrad Wesselhoeft

Tweet Since Jonathon’s twin brother, Telly, had an accident and died, Jonathon can’t seem to function well. Once a rising star poet, now he’s in danger of failing 11th grade and finds himself contemplating suicide. But Jonathon’s friends—a group he … Continue reading

Book Review: The Magnificent 12—The Call by Michael Grant

Tweet David MacAvoy—Mack for short—is an unlikely hero. He’s 12, picked on by bullies, and he has a phobia of nearly everything. Unexpectedly he finds himself under the protection of the school’s biggest bully and getting messages from strange old … Continue reading

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