Book Review and Discussion Questions: Dear Big V by Ellen Leroe

Tweet Courtney Condon is a junior who is suddenly facing a lot of issues. The school club she started a year ago for students committed to staying virgins until marriage is being taken over by a new girl who wants … Continue reading

Book Review: The Real Real by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus

Tweet Jesse is a senior at a high school in the Hamptons where she sees lots of celebrities and other wealthy people drop in for vacation. Life for most of the locals is anything but glamorous, that is until TV … Continue reading

Book Review: White Sands, Red Menace by Ellen Klages

Tweet It’s such a pleasure to read a sequel that lives up to and possibly even surpasses the original. White Sands, Red Menace, Ellen Klages’s follow up to The Green Glass Sea is a wonderful continuation of Suze Gordon and … Continue reading

Book Review: Violet Raines Almost Got Struck by Lightning; Interview with Author Danette Haworth

Tweet I feel fortunate to have been introduced to Violet Raines Almost Got Struck by Lightning by Danette Haworth. This delightful book is great for mother-daughter book clubs, and it makes a good summer book for readers on their own. … Continue reading

Book Review: Autumn Winifred Oliver Does Things Different by Kristin O’Donnell Tubb

Tweet Autumn Winifred Oliver has a lot going on for an 11-year-old living in the tiny, mountain settlement of Cades Cove, Tennessee. She’s waiting to move with her mom and big sister Katie to Knoxville, where her dad already lives … Continue reading

Book Review: North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley

Tweet Terra Cooper can’t wait to escape her small-town life in Washington state’s Methow Valley. She feels her true self is carefully concealed there, just as the port-wine stain birthmark on her face is concealed under heavy make-up. Terra dreams … Continue reading

Book Review: Much Ado About Anne by Heather Vogel Frederick

Tweet Heather Vogel Frederick continues her delightful mother-daughter book club series with Much Ado About Anne. This time the book club is reading the Anne of Green Gables series, and the girls are totally committed to their book club and … Continue reading

Book Review: Savvy by Ingrid Law

Tweet I recently read Savvy by Ingrid Law with my daughter Catherine, who’s 14. We both liked it, and we thought it finds an interesting balance between realistic and fantasy fiction while giving the reader lots to think about. It’s … Continue reading

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