Book Review: Rabbit Cake by Annie Hartnett

Tweet Elvis Babbitt has a head for science, but that doesn’t help her figure out how to navigate the world in the days after her mother drowned while sleepwalking. Her school counselor encourages her to go through the stages of … Continue reading

Book Review: The You I’ve Never Known by Ellen Hopkins

Tweet As far back as she can remember, Ariel has been on the move with her dad, putting space between the two of them and the mother who abandoned her to run off with another woman. Every time Ariel thinks … Continue reading

Book Review: Things Too Huge to Fix by Saying Sorry by Susan Vaught

Tweet Dani’s Grandma Beans always told her, “Sooner or later, we’re all gonna be okay.” But Dani wonders how that could possibly be true. Her best friend told her he’s not allowed to be friends with her anymore and her … Continue reading

Book Review: Loving Vs. Virginia by Patricia Hruby Powell

Tweet Mildred Jeter and Richard Loving met each other when they were children living in the same neighborhood, something unusual for segregated Virginia in the 1940s and 50s. They fell in love and went to Washington, D.C. to get married, … Continue reading

Book Review: Secrets in the Snow by Michaela MacColl

Tweet Jane Austen knows her cousin would never spy for the French. Not after her husband was sent to the guillotine by revolutionaries. Yet Jane can’t help wondering about the masked man with the tawny eyes who seems determined to … Continue reading

Book Review: Metaltown by Kristen Simmons

Tweet Colin and Ty work in the small parts factory of Metaltown, a dark, cold place where even children who work are only one step away from starvation and homelessness. Lena’s father owns the factory and his word rules Metaltown. … Continue reading

Book Review: Speed of Life by J. M. Kelly

Tweet When baby Natalie was born out of wedlock, twins Crystal and Amber vowed they were in it together, just as they had been their whole lives. They would raise her together and move out on their own after they … Continue reading

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