YA book review · Young Adult

Four Weeks, Five People by Jennifer Yu

Originally reviewed in School Library Journal, March 2017. Gr. 9 & Up - Yu's debut, realistic fiction young adult novel is set in upstate New York at Camp Ugunduzi, a wilderness therapy camp for troubled teens. The quickly-paced story is told in alternating points-of-view between five unique campers, just introduced and grouped together during the… Continue reading Four Weeks, Five People by Jennifer Yu

YA book review · Young Adult

The Heartbeats of Wing Jones by Katherine Weber

Review first appeared in School Library Journal, January 2017. WEBBER, Katherine. The Heartbeats of Wing Jones. 336p. Delacorte Press. Mar. 2017. $17.99. ISBN 9780399555022. Gr 8 Up - Set in 1990's Atlanta, this coming-of-age story is realistic fiction with a touch of magical realism, is full of diverse and strong female characters. Bullied for her looks,… Continue reading The Heartbeats of Wing Jones by Katherine Weber

Adult Fiction book review · Guest Post · YA book review · Young Adult

Guest Review: History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

I'm thrilled to have my friend and colleague, Cameron, who blogs at Cam Loves Books, here for a guest review post. Cam reviews YA books and her reviews are witty & fabulous! About Cam Children's and young adult book blogger. Library professional. Dog mom. English major. Intersectional feminist. Livin' life one book at a time. Cam's Review of… Continue reading Guest Review: History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

Children's Book Review · Children's Picture Book · Picture Book · Read Aloud Book

We Found a Hat by Jon Klassen

All of Jon Klassen's picture books are fabulous read-alouds which will have children and adults begging to read them over and over. There is a central theme of a hat in each of his picture books so far: I Want My Hat Back, This is Not my Hat, and the latest, We Found a Hat.… Continue reading We Found a Hat by Jon Klassen

YA book review · Young Adult

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

The Sun is Also a Star is set for release on November 1, 2016. Having absolutely adored Yoon's first novel, Everything, Everything, I have been very eager to read her newest work. The story provides a behind-the-scenes peek at how an undocumented immigrant has to live with the daily uncertainty of being sent away from her… Continue reading The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

YA book review · Young Adult

Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven

Holding Up the Universe will be published on October 4, 2016. If you thought Violet & Finch from Niven's All The Bright Places were unforgettable characters, wait until you meet Jack & Libby. Much like with All the Bright Places, Holding Up the Universe is written with chapters alternating back and forth between the two main characters,… Continue reading Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven

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