Clean & Wholesome · YA book review · Young Adult

Stealing Home by Becky Wallace

Originally published in School Library Journal, June 2019. Gr. 6 & Up: Seventeen year old Texas teen Ryan Russell knows baseball. Her parents, though divorced, share ownership of the Buckley Beavers minor league team, keeping her busy with a goal to become general manager. Ryan’s assisted with new players before, but Sawyer Campbell is refreshingly… Continue reading Stealing Home by Becky Wallace

Adult Fiction book review

Us, Again by Elle Maxwell

Us, Again is a standalone, contemporary second-chance romance and the debut novel from author Elle Maxwell. I couldn't stop reading it - both main characters, Graham and Mackenzie, will stay with readers long after the final page. 5 years ago, Mackenzie Thatcher and Graham Wyatt were young teenagers in love. The high school seniors were… Continue reading Us, Again by Elle Maxwell

YA book review · Young Adult

The Voice in My Head by Dana L. Davis

Originally published in School Library Journal, May 2019. Gr. 9 & Up: Davis’s second YA novel set in Seattle, follows 18 year old black twins Indigo and Violet and their chaotic family on an unlikely road trip. While attempting suicide, Indigo hears a voice say that her terminally ill twin Violet will live if she… Continue reading The Voice in My Head by Dana L. Davis

YA book review · Young Adult

Cursed by Karol Ruth Silverstein

Originally published in School Library Journal, May 2019. Gr. 9 & Up - Recently diagnosed with arthritis, 14 year old, Ricky Bloom, now lives in "the Batch Pad" with her dentist father, and attends a new middle school in Philadelphia. Ricky begins "the Charade," ditching school to avoid the pain of getting there and the bullying. Instead… Continue reading Cursed by Karol Ruth Silverstein