Book Review: Instructions for a Broken Heart by Kim Culbertson

Tweet Just before she’s set to leave for Italy with her high school drama club, Jessa catches her boyfriend, Sean, making out with another girl. Going on the trip is harder than she thought it would be, especially because Sean … Continue reading

Book Review: Letters from Home by Kristina McMorris

Tweet Synopsis: In the midst of World War II, a Midwestern infantryman falls deeply in love through a yearlong letter exchange, unaware that the girl he’s writing to isn’t the one replying. Woven around this tenuous thread are three female … Continue reading

Book Review: The Cardturner by Louis Sachar

Tweet Alton has always known that his parents look to his Great Uncle Lester as their salvation. Uncle Lester is very wealthy, and they hope that when he dies he will leave them lots of money. So when Alton gets … Continue reading

Book Review: The Perfect Love Song by Patti Callahan Henry

Tweet In Irish storytelling tradition, Patti Callahan Henry has a brought us a touching holiday tale about finding and holding onto the things you love in The Perfect Love Song. The unnamed, omniscient storyteller weaves the tale of brothers Jack … Continue reading

Book Review: Prisoners in the Palace by Michaela MacColl

Tweet Before Victoria became Queen of England, she was merely Princess Victoria, controlled by her mother, the king’s sister-in-law, and a powerful advisor, Sir John Conroy. Victoria lived in near isolation in Kensington Palace, unaware of much news of the … Continue reading

Book Review: A Match Made in High School by Kristin Walker

Tweet Fiona Sheehan thinks there could be nothing worse than having to go through a mock marriage for a mandatory class in her senior year. Then she finds out her “spouse” is Todd Harding, a crude jock who is in … Continue reading

Book Review: The Secret Society of the Pink Crystal Ball by Risa Green

Tweet Erin has one thing on her mind: writing the perfect essay that will earn her one of the spots in an all-expenses paid trip to Italy to study art. She’s got the highest GPA in her 10th grade class, … Continue reading

Book Review: The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han

Tweet Every summer of her life Belly (short for Isabel) has gone to the same summer home with her mom, her brother, her mom’s best friend and the friend’s two sons, Conrad and Jeremiah. She’s the youngest of the children, … Continue reading

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