Ruby Lost and Found Book Review

Christina Li's Ruby Lost and Found is a thought-provoking middle grade novel that focuses on family, friends, and healing. Ruby has felt lost since her Ye-Ye passed away. She and her grandfather were incredibly close, and she doesn't understand how everyone else has moved on so quickly. With one of her best friends moving away [...]

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Absolutely, Positively Natty Book Review

Good Vibes Only is more than just a patch on Natty's backpack. It's her view on life, and she won't let anyone get her down. Even if Natty's mom left their family and keeps flaking on visiting. And she and her dad moved in with her grandparents. And she's having a hard time connecting with [...]

Boundless Book Review

I didn't always love short stories, mostly because I kept wanting more, and they kept ending. But I always want to spend more time with characters I love, and that knows no form. Novel, novella, or short story, great characters always make me want to spend more time in their world. My love for short [...]

No Two Persons Book Review

Erica Bauermeister's No Two Persons is a love letter to books and the power of connection they hold. This novel is unlike any other I've ever read. Each chapter features a new character, with select crossovers. It almost feels more like a short story collection, yet they are clearly all connected. When we put our [...]

Throwback Book Review

Throwback by Maurene Goo is a fun rom-com with mother-daughter drama with time travel. Throwback has Back to the Future vibes with a Freaky Friday slant. Samantha gets sent back to 1995 after an epic fight with her mom, unable to get back to her own time until she completes a mystery mission... all while [...]

Project 562 Book Review

I have the hardest time reviewing the books that touch my heart the most. This review is going to be a little different. A little less formal. A little more like a conversation. I want to tell you why this book brought tears to my eyes, filled my heart with hope, and will stay with [...]

Nic Blake and the Remarkables: The Manifestor Prophecy Book Review

Angie Thomas's middle grade debut is just as stunning as her bestselling YA novels. Nic Blake knows that being a Remarkable in an Unremarkable world isn't always easy. Every time an Unremarkable sees her dad use the Gift, they have to move. She's never been to a Remarkable city, and her dad won't even teach [...]

You Wouldn’t Dare Book Review

Samantha Markum's You Wouldn't Dare is the perfect summer read. It has it all: a cute beach town, a tight-knit community, the friend group you always wanted, a friends to lovers romance, witty banter, and a swoon-worthy setting. Graham, Lucy, Milo, and Junie have a friendship for the ages. Sure, Lucy and Graham are super [...]

Imposter Syndrome and Other Confessions of Alejandra Kim Book Review

Patricia Park's Imposter Syndrome and Other Confessions of Alejandra Kim is an engrossing young adult novel. It's one of those books that pulls you in immediately and doesn't let go. Alejandra Kim has felt like an imposter since she first became a student at her preppy Quaker Oats school. She can't forget she's there due [...]

The Sister Split Book Review

Auriane Desombre's middle grade debut is a reverse parent trap: what if two potential step-sisters worked together to break their parents up? Autumn has lived with her mom and brother in New York City her whole life. She and her BFF Saskia finally get to explore the city just the two of them-- well, a [...]