Mini Book Review: Heartstopper #1 and #2 by Alice Oseman

Charlie, a highly-strung, openly gay over-thinker, and Nick, a cheerful, soft-hearted rugby player, meet at a British all-boys grammar school. Friendship blooms quickly, but could there be something more...? Charlie Spring is in Year 10 at Truham Grammar School for Boys. The past year hasn't been too great, but at least he's not being bullied … Continue reading Mini Book Review: Heartstopper #1 and #2 by Alice Oseman

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Mini Book Review: After Lambana by Eliza Victoria and Mervin Malonzo

Lambana, the realm of the Diwata, has fallen, the Magic Prohibition Act has been signed into law, and there is something wrong with Conrad’s heart. Only magic can delay his inevitable death, and so he meets with Ignacio, a friend who promises to hook him up with Diwata and magic-derived treatments, illegal though this may … Continue reading Mini Book Review: After Lambana by Eliza Victoria and Mervin Malonzo

Book Review: Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson

An unexpected teenage pregnancy pulls together two families from different social classes, and exposes the private hopes, disappointments, and longings that can bind or divide us from each other. Moving forward and backward in time, Jacqueline Woodson's taut and powerful new novel uncovers the role that history and community have played in the experiences, decisions, … Continue reading Book Review: Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson

Book Review: Frankly in Love by David Yoon

September 10th 2019 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers Original Title: Frankly in Love ISBN: 1984812203 (ISBN13: 9781984812209) High school senior Frank Li is a Limbo–his term for Korean-American kids who find themselves caught between their parents’ traditional expectations and their own Southern California upbringing. His parents have one rule when it comes … Continue reading Book Review: Frankly in Love by David Yoon

Book Review: The Strangers by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Told in alternating points of view from Chess, Emma, and Finn Greystone, Greystone Secrets #1: The Strangers is the beginning of a new page-turning adventure that examines assumptions about identity, family, and home, from the master of middle grade suspense. What makes you you? The Greystone kids thought they knew. Chess has always been the protector over his … Continue reading Book Review: The Strangers by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Book Review: Circe by Madeline Miller

From the Orange Prize-winning, internationally bestselling author of The Song of Achilles comes the powerful story of the mythological witch Circe, inspired by Homer's Odyssey Chosen as must-read book of 2018 by the Guardian, Independent, Mail on Sunday, Sunday Express and Stylist In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the … Continue reading Book Review: Circe by Madeline Miller