Book Review: The Queen of Kentucky by Alecia Whitaker

Tweet Ricki Jo is determined to move from a plain old country girl into popular, sophisticated Ericka when she starts 9th grade at her local public high school. She figures there will be lots more opportunities at the larger school … Continue reading

Book Review: Camilla by Madeleine L’Engle

Tweet As the prelude to her guest book review for Camilla by Madeleine L’Engle, author Christina Hamlett ( says, “Don’t let the title fool you – it’s not about Prince Charles’ wife or Gonzo’s chicken girlfriend.” Read on to see … Continue reading

Book Review: Girl Meets Boy, Edited by Kelly Milner Halls

Tweet In Girl Meets Boy: Because There Are Two Sides to Every Story, twelve young adult writers team up to write six stories from two different points of view: his and hers. This collection, edited by Kelly Milner Halls, is … Continue reading

Book Review: Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly

Tweet Andi’s life fell apart after her younger brother died. Her parents divorced, her mother paints canvases with her brother’s face on them all day, and Andi feels Truman’s death was all her fault. The crushing weight of her depression … Continue reading

Interview With Michaela MacColl, Author of Promise the Night

Tweet Michaela MacColl has written two novels for young readers that feature historical figures: Beryl Markham in Promise the Night and Queen Victoria in  Prisoners in the Palace: How Princess Victoria Became Queen with the Help of Her Maid, a … Continue reading

Book Review: Everybody Sees the Ants by A. S. King

Tweet Lucky Linderman has had to face a lot of challenges in his 14 years. His grandfather has been missing in action since being captured in Laos during the Vietnam War. His father doesn’t really talk to him about anything … Continue reading

Book Review: Winter Town by Stephen Emond

Tweet Evan and Lucy have been best friends ever since they can remember. They used to spend hours playing together and creating stories and drawings for an imaginary place they call Aelysthia. That was before Lucy’s parents split up and … Continue reading

Book Review: I’ll Be There by Holly Goldberg Sloan

Tweet Sam doesn’t remember too much from before his dad took him and his little brother away from home for a life on the run. He just knows that it’s important that he not attract attention to himself when he … Continue reading

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