Book Review: The Curse of Addy McMahon by Katie Davis

Tweet Be sure you have plenty of time when you start to read The Curse of Addy McMahon by Katie Davis—you might not be able to stop turning pages to see what happens next. On the other hand, Davis’s clever … Continue reading

Book Review: as if being 12-3/4 isn’t bad enough, my mother is running for president! by Donna Gephart

Tweet There’s a lot to like in Donna Gephart’s first book, as if being 12-3/4 isn’t bad enough, my mother is running for president. Vanessa Rothrock is nearly 13 and already used to the limelight because she’s the Florida governor’s … Continue reading

Book Review: Girlwood by Claire Dean

Tweet With one foot in the modern world and one foot in a world of fantasy, Girlwood takes us into the life of Polly Greene, who can see the colors that surround people, revealing their true selves. Polly’s older sister, … Continue reading

Book Review: Sold by Patricia McCormick

Tweet I just finished reading Sold by Patricia McCormick. The story is about a Nepalese girl—13-year-old Lakshmi—who leaves home thinking she will be working to support her desperately poor family. In reality she has been sold into the sexual slave … Continue reading

Book Review: The Mother-Daughter Book Club by Heather Vogel Frederick

Tweet I just finished reading The Mother-Daughter Book Club by Heather Vogel Frederick, and I found it delightful. The structure of the fictional book club was very different from either of the clubs I’m in with my daughters, and I … Continue reading

Book Review: What’s Eating Gilbert Grape by Peter Hedges

Tweet My daughter and I hosted the meeting for her high-school mother daughter book club a few days ago. We only host once a year, and it’s always in January. We switched to a lighter schedule when all the girls … Continue reading

Book Review: Every Crooked Pot by Renée Rosen

Tweet I was sucked into Nina Goldman’s life the minute I started to read this little gem of a book from Renée Rosen. Nina was born with a strawberry birthmark that covers one of her eyes, and early on she … Continue reading

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