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: The House in Poplar Wood by K. E. Ormsbee

Tweet Twin brothers Felix and Lee are bound by a pact made between Death and Memory. Felix works with his father, who serves Death, and Lee works with his mother, who serves Memory. Even though they all live under the … Continue reading

Book Review: Skylark and Wallcreeper

Tweet When waters from Hurricane Sandy flood the nursing home in Queens where Lily’s Grandma Collette lives, residents are evacuated to a shelter in Brooklyn. Collette insists that Lily save a small box that she later finds holds a pen. … 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: The Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy

Tweet Every seven years something important disappears for the people of Sterling: the sense of smell, the ability to see stars, images in mirrors. The townspeople, along with those of two nearby cities also affected, have learned to cope by … Continue reading

Book Review: Death Coming Up the Hill by Chris Crowe

Tweet Chris Crowe’s novel, Death Coming Up the Hill, brings the turbulent events of 1968 alive for readers as seen through the eyes of Ashe, a high school senior. The story is told in haiku, one chapter for each week … Continue reading

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