Book Review: Nobody’s Secret by Michaela MacColl

Tweet A young Emily Dickinson is daydreaming in the woods near her home when a handsome young man interrupts. She’s never seen him before, yet when she asks his name he tells her he’s nobody. The air of mystery deepens … Continue reading

Book Review and Giveaway: The Clover Tree by Kimberly Foster

Tweet Occasionally I accept guest reviews, and I recently received several from moms talking about a book for teens called The Clover Tree by Kimberly Foster. I’m featuring those reviews, along with an offer by Foster to give away 5 … Continue reading

Book Review: Ask the Passengers by A.S. King

Tweet A. S. King, author of Everybody Sees the Ants and Please Ignore Vera Dietz isn’t afraid to write about big issues facing teens, including bullying, domestic abuse and alcoholism. With her latest book, Ask the Passengers, King delves into … Continue reading

Book Review: The Candidates by Inara Scott

Tweet Dancia Lewis spends her time trying to be ordinary. She knows she has a mysterious power that helps her protect people she cares about, but it also can hurt others. Dancia tries to control that power by not having … Continue reading

Author Kim Culbertson Talks About Reading With Her Mother

Tweet Kim Culbertson’s young adult novel, Songs for a Teenage Nomad, features a teen girl, Calle, who uses music to make sense of the events going on around her. The book really struck a chord with me (so to speak), … Continue reading

Book Review: Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

Tweet Will Grayson #1 believes in two rules: 1. Don’t care too much. 2. Shut up. He’s pretty sure if he follows those he can make it through high school. But he’s not always good at following them. The last … 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

Book Review: The Summer of Skinny Dipping by Amanda Howells

Tweet Mia can’t wait to get to her cousin Corinne’s summer house on Long Island. Even though Mia lives in Georgia, the two girls have always had a special bond. But when Mia arrives on Long Island, she can tell … Continue reading

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