Category Archives: families

Reviews: Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon

A high-octane, emotional read I’ve had this book for a while but put off reading it because I feared it might be too angsty for me. The premise of extremely ill girl and boy from violent/unhappy family didn’t sound like … Continue reading

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Review: The Other Inheritance by Rebecca Jaycox

Great premise … but oddly passionless. About the book: One girl. Two worlds. Hunted in both. Seventeen-year-old Reggie Lang is used to dealing with her alcoholic mother and fighting school bullies, but fate has thrown her a curve ball. A … Continue reading

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Review: Adorkable by Cookie O’Gorman

About the book: Adorkable (ah-dor-kuh-bul): Descriptive term meaning to be equal parts dorky and adorable. For reference, see Sally Spitz. Seventeen-year-old Sally Spitz is done with dating. Or at least, she’s done with the horrible blind dates/hookups/sneak attacks her matchmaking … Continue reading

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Review: The Midnight Society by Rhonda Sermon

“Gorgeous!” About the book: Cate was always different. Five years of witness protection has made her an outcast. When the world and everyone except her seem to freeze at the bus stop one day, she feels more alone than ever. … Continue reading

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Review: Lydia, the Wild Girl of Pride & Prejudice

About the book: A spirited, witty and fresh reimagining of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice! Lydia is the youngest Bennet sister and she’s sick of country life – instead of sewing and reading, she longs for adventure. When a red-coated … Continue reading

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Review: Impulse by Steven Gould

“A sci-fi delight.” About the book: Cent has a secret. She lives in isolation, with her parents, hiding from the people who took her father captive and tortured him to gain control over his ability to teleport, and from the … Continue reading

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Review: The Cursed Child by JK Rowling

About the book: It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children. While Harry grapples with a … Continue reading

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