Book Review: The Ransom of Mercy Carter by Caroline B. Cooney

Title: The Ransom of Mercy CarterAuthor: Caroline B. CooneyGenre: MG/YA Historical FictionPage Count: 258 pagesPublisher: Delacorte Books for Young ReadersRelease Date: August 9, 2011 Publisher’s Summary: Deerfield, Massachusetts is one of the most remote, and therefore dangerous, settlements in the English colonies. In 1704 an Indian tribe attacks the town, and Mercy Carter becomes separated … Continue reading Book Review: The Ransom of Mercy Carter by Caroline B. Cooney

Book Review: What I Saw and How I Lied (*National Book Award Winner) by Judy Blundell

Title: What I Saw and How I LiedAuthor: Judy BlundellGenre: YA FictionPage Count: 300 pagesPublisher: ScholasticRelease Date: February 1, 2010 Publisher’s Summary: National Book Award Winner | When Evie's father returned home from World War II, the family fell back into its normal life pretty quickly. But Joe Spooner brought more back with him than … Continue reading Book Review: What I Saw and How I Lied (*National Book Award Winner) by Judy Blundell

Book Review: Catherine and the Pirate by Karen Hawkins

Teen historical romance Catherine and the Pirate by Karen Hawkins was published by Avon in 2002. On page one, we meet seventeen-year-old Catherine, a wealthy young woman living in Revolutionary-era Boston, the moment she discovers that her presumed-dead elder brother might actually still be alive. Intent on rescuing him, she seeks help from her brother's … Continue reading Book Review: Catherine and the Pirate by Karen Hawkins