Book Review: The Curse of Addy McMahon by Katie Davis

Tweet Be sure you have plenty of time when you start to read The Curse of Addy McMahon by Katie Davis—you might not be able to stop turning pages to see what happens next. On the other hand, Davis’s clever … Continue reading

Book Review: as if being 12-3/4 isn’t bad enough, my mother is running for president! by Donna Gephart

Tweet There’s a lot to like in Donna Gephart’s first book, as if being 12-3/4 isn’t bad enough, my mother is running for president. Vanessa Rothrock is nearly 13 and already used to the limelight because she’s the Florida governor’s … Continue reading

Book Review: Sold by Patricia McCormick

Tweet I just finished reading Sold by Patricia McCormick. The story is about a Nepalese girl—13-year-old Lakshmi—who leaves home thinking she will be working to support her desperately poor family. In reality she has been sold into the sexual slave … Continue reading

Book Review: A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly

Tweet Last night my daughter Catherine and I met with our mother-daughter daughter book club. We had read A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly. The girls are in eighth grade, and this book addresses more mature subject matters than we’ve … Continue reading

Book Review: The Mother-Daughter Book Club by Heather Vogel Frederick

Tweet I just finished reading The Mother-Daughter Book Club by Heather Vogel Frederick, and I found it delightful. The structure of the fictional book club was very different from either of the clubs I’m in with my daughters, and I … Continue reading

Book Review: The Green Glass Sea by Ellen Klages

Tweet I just finished reading The Green Glass Sea by Ellen Klages. It’s been highly recommended from friends, and the recommendations are warranted. The Green Glass Sea is about two girls who live in Los Alamos in the closing days … Continue reading

Book Review: I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

Tweet My middle school Mother Daughter Book Club met last night to talk about I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith. What an interesting book. As we talked, we all discovered even more layers than we had thought of before. … Continue reading

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