Book Review: Skin and Bones by Sherry Shahan

Tweet Jack is in a program for people with eating disorders because his parents want him to be there. He knows the truth: his thin frame looks good and he could even stand to lose a few pounds. Jack has … Continue reading

Book Review: Blank Confession by Pete Hautman

Tweet Teenager Shayne Blank walks into the local police station with a confession: he has killed someone. Detective Rawls is skeptical, but agrees to take his statement. The story unfolds through chapters that tell what Rawls hears, and others told … Continue reading

Book Review: Dare Me by Eric Devine

Tweet It all sounds so simple to Ben when his friend Ricky proposes it: complete a set of outrageous dares during their senior year and they’ll go down as legends in their high school. Along with their friend John, they … Continue reading

Book Review: Reality Boy by A.S. King

Tweet When Gerald was five his family was part of a reality TV show where a “nanny” was brought in to help control the kids and restore order to their lives. He was nicknamed “the crapper,” because he acted out … Continue reading

Book Review: I Wish I May by David Stahler Jr.

Tweet Thurston Pickering could certainly wish for a better life. Nobody notices him at school except for the bullies, who delight in making him miserable. His parents fight so much they stopped noticing him years before, except when one of … Continue reading

Book Review and Giveaway: Zero Tolerance by Claudia Mills

Tweet Yesterday, I shared thoughts from author Claudia Mills about the mother-daughter relationship in her book, Zero Tolerance. Today, I’m featuring a review of the book as well as the opportunity for one reader in the U.S. to win a … Continue reading

Book Review: Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick

Tweet Leonard has decided that he’s going to kill himself and the guy who torments him. But first, he decides to say goodbye in his own way to the people who made a difference in his life: the old guy … Continue reading

Book Review: Death, Dickinson and the Demented Life of Frenchie Garcia by Jenny Torres Sanchez

Tweet Frenchie lives down the street from the local cemetery, so she’s well aware of the impermanence of life. But lately it’s been getting her down more that usual and only Frenchie knows why. No one knows she was with … Continue reading

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