recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

Category: Young Adult

Recommendation: Little Women

Recommendation: Little Women

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott  “Once upon a time, there were four girls, who had enough to eat and drink and wear, a good many comforts and pleasures, kind friends and parents who loved them dearly, and yet they were not contented. “ Hearing […]

Review: She, Myself, and I

Review: She, Myself, and I

She, Myself, and I by Emma Young Having to watch a child’s life transition from one of never-ending promise and light into the creeping and unrelenting darkness of shadows is the very skeleton that worst nightmares are made of. Desperation has sent a London family […]

Review: Shutter

Review: Shutter

Shutter by Laurie Faria Stolarz ” I assume he must be on the run, hiding from someone maybe. His hands are in full view at his mouth; there appears to be something on one of his wrists. I edge out a little farther to take […]

Recommendation: Girl Online

Recommendation: Girl Online

Girl Online by Zoe Sugg ” And maybe one day, when we realize that we all feel the same, we can all stop pretending we’re something we’re not. “ ** This particular blog post is being hosted by my 14-year old daughter. Any and all […]

Review: Girl in Snow

Review: Girl in Snow

Girl in Snow by Danya Kukafka Lucinda Hayes was a beautiful, popular girl. Blonde and in possession of a perfectly toned and tanned body, she spent her days babysitting little Ollie down the street or stretching her legs into first and fifth position in ballet […]

Review: Shimmer and Burn

Review: Shimmer and Burn

Shimmer and Burn by Mary Taranta This is the story of two kings: one has taken to hiding among the shadows of a plague-ridden city while the other rules over his land with an iron fist, desperate to hold on to his stolen magic. In […]

Recommendation: The Baby-sitters Club

Recommendation: The Baby-sitters Club

The Baby-Sitters Club graphic novel by Raina Telgemeier original series by Ann M. Martin The fact that I am recommending this series makes me smile — right from the inside out. As a child, books defined my days. They were an escape from a reality […]

Recommendation: The Princess, The Scoundrel, And The Farm Boy

Recommendation: The Princess, The Scoundrel, And The Farm Boy

The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy by Alexandra Bracken If your son is anything like mine, it is almost impossible to get him to read outside of his allotted “required reading” for school. The summer has always been a struggle for me as […]

Recommendation: The Carrie Diaries

Recommendation: The Carrie Diaries

The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell “ In life, there are only four kinds of girls: The girl who played with fire. The girl who opened Pandora’s Box. The girl who gave Adam the apple. And the girl whose best friend stole her boyfriend. ” […]

Review: Alice – The Wanderland Chronicles

Review: Alice – The Wanderland Chronicles

Alice : The Wanderland Chronicles by J.M. Sullivan ” ‘Rule number one: Always protect your queen.’ “ Alice Carroll is desperate. A plague has been sweeping her city for an incalculable amount of time and although she and her sister have been able to avoid […]