YA book review · Young Adult

Breathless by Jennifer Niven

I've been a Jennifer Niven fan since reading All the Bright Places. If you haven't read that one yet, please read it! But don't watch the Netflix film first...trust me, the book is better. ALWAYS. Anyhow, I've read all of her other books, and this new one is now my favorite! I listened to it… Continue reading Breathless by Jennifer Niven

Adult Fiction book review

The Knockout Queen by Rufi Thorpe

Originally published in Library Journal, March 1, 2020. When his mother is sent to prison for stabbing his abusive father, Michael, 11, is sent to live with his aunt DeeDee. The next-door-neighbor, Bunny Lampert, is the rich princess of North Shore, having lost her mother in a car accident and her father is an alcoholic… Continue reading The Knockout Queen by Rufi Thorpe

Adult Fiction book review

Faked by Karla Sorensen

Dedicated student Claire Ward agrees to do her identical twin sister, Lia, a favor. That's what twins do, right - help each other out when one of them has two things going on at the same time? Lia has a prior commitment for a class but her best friend, Finn, needs her to be his… Continue reading Faked by Karla Sorensen

Adult Fiction book review

Normal People by Sally Rooney

Irish author, Sally Rooney's, latest contemporary fiction novel, Normal People, is getting much more hype recently, thank to the series of the same name premiering on Hulu. Being a strict "read the book before watching the movie" person, I had to read the book before I watch. I did watch a trailer for the Hulu… Continue reading Normal People by Sally Rooney

YA book review · Young Adult

The Memory Book by Lara Avery

I was excited to see Lara Avery had a new novel coming out, because I read A Million Miles Away and loved it. Now The Memory Book has become my favorite Lara Avery novel. I devoured it in just over one day. The chapters are short, mostly written as journal entries into Sammie's memory book, making for… Continue reading The Memory Book by Lara Avery

Adult Fiction book review

I Was Here by Gayle Forman

I Was Here is a new YA book that will be published Tuesday, January 27, 2015. I enjoyed this book, much more than Forman's If I Stay and Where She Went books. The book brings a serious and often overlooked issue on the subject of suicide to light. I can't spell it out because of… Continue reading I Was Here by Gayle Forman