Book Review: The Day of the Pelican by Katherine Paterson

Tweet Meli and her family are Albanians living in Kosovo in the 1990s when tensions are high between Kosovars and Serbs. The tensions eventually erupt into violence, with families displaced, people disappearing, and houses ruined. Meli and her family must … Continue reading

Book Review: A Long Pitch Home by Natalie Dias Lorenzi

Tweet Natalie Dias Lorenzi is the author of one of my favorite recent books for readers aged 9 to 12, Flying the Dragon (read my review). So when she got in touch to ask if I wanted to review her … Continue reading

Book Review: The God of Sno Cone Blue by Marcia Coffey Turnquist

Tweet When Grace thinks back on her childhood, she sees it split into two: the time before her mother got sick and died, and the time after, when the letters her mother wrote to her started to arrive. Before, even … Continue reading

Book Review: Godless by Pete Hautman

Tweet If Henry Stagg would not have hit him, Jason Bock would not have been lying on his back staring up at his town’s water tower. And if he would not have looked up at the water tower, he may … Continue reading

Book Review: Rapture Practice by Aaron Hartzler

Tweet Aaron Hartzler grew up in Kansas City as the oldest son in a strict Baptist family. From early on he was happy to help as his mom spread the word to neighborhood children about the rapture, when Jesus would … Continue reading

Book Review: Under Shifting Glass by Nicky Singer

Tweet Jess is exploring a bureau she received after her Aunt Edie died when she discovers a mysterious bottle that seems to hold a life force of some kind. She’s mesmerized by the swirling colors and the way the bottle … Continue reading

Book Review: Audition & Subtraction by Amy Fellner Dominy

Tweet Tatum doesn’t like change, but everything around her seems to be changing anyway. Her parents are separated and talking about divorce, her best friend lost weight and is reveling in newfound attention from boys, and a new kid in … Continue reading

Book Review: A Cluttered Life by Pesi Dinnerstein

Tweet On her 50th birthday Pesi Dinnerstein recognized the need to address the mountain of clutter that had built up in her life. It overflowed at her home and at her office, and she wasn’t sure where to start getting … Continue reading

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