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: 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: 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: Rosetown by Cynthia Rylant

Tweet Flora Smallwood’s life is changing when she starts fourth grade in Rosetown, the small Indiana community where she lives. Everyone else in her class seems to have grown confident of themselves over summer, but Flora is feeling off balance … 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

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