Book Review: That Night by Amy Giles

Tweet Jess and Lucas each lost a brother when a mass shooting occurred at a theater. Their grief affects them and their families differently; Jess’s mother is depressed and unable to work, Lucas’s mom becomes overprotective. When the two start … Continue reading

Book Review: Come November by Katrin van Dam

Tweet When Rooney starts her senior year of high school she’s looking forward to applying to Columbia University, the only school she really wants to attend. But first she has to make it through November, when her mom, younger brother, … Continue reading

Book Review: Ivy + Bean: One Big Happy Family by Annie Barrows + Sophie Blackall

Tweet When Vanessa calls Ivy spoiled because she’s an only child, Ivy comes up with the solution to change that: get a baby sister. But things don’t go well when she and Bean encourage her mom to have another baby. … Continue reading

Book Review: Everywhere You Want to Be by Christina June

Tweet After a difficult senior year recovering from an injury, Tilly has the chance to do what she loves during a summer in New York City: contemporary dance. She hasn’t told her mom, but if all goes well she’ll end … Continue reading

Movie Review: Book Club

Tweet What happens when four members of a long-running book club decide to read Fifty Shades of Grey? When the book club members are Diane Keaton, Candice Bergen, Mary Steenburgen and Jane Fonda, a lot of chuckles and quite a … Continue reading

Book Review: Survivor Diaries: Lost! by Terry Lynn Johnson

Tweet What would you do if you were lost in a rainforest and needed to find your way back to safety? That’s the scenario presented in Lost!, a title in the Survivor Diaries series. Drawing on true stories of people … Continue reading

Book Review: Damselfly by Chandra Prasad

Tweet When Samantha Mishra and other members of her high school fencing team crash land on an uninhabited Pacific island, they are sure they will be rescued within a couple of days. The teammates attend an elite private school, and … Continue reading

Book Review: Speak: The Graphic Novel by Laurie Halse Anderson

Tweet Laurie Halse Anderson’s Speak has been informing teens about sexual assault and speaking up for themselves since it was published to critical acclaim in 1999. Now, Anderson has collaborated with Eisner-Award winning artist Emily Carroll to adapt the story … Continue reading

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