Book Review: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

I had never expected this to be "my" kind of book. I'd seen the title a million times on the shelves (virtual and otherwise) and it never appealed to me. I was expecting a sappy, melodramatic teen romance. How wrong I was! It was actually the ad for the Netflix movie that compelled me to … Continue reading Book Review: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

Book Review: Ingo by Helen Dunmore

It's been a long time since I've sat and read a children's book cover-to-cover in a single day, but my pre-schooler and I were sick in bed today, and while he snoozed at my side, there was little else for me to do but stare at my Kindle. I'm not even sure how this book … Continue reading Book Review: Ingo by Helen Dunmore

Book Review: Moonglass by Jessi Kirby

Moonglass (2011) is a beautiful coming-of-age novel for teens by Jessi Kirby. Sixteen-year-old Anna Ryan leaves behind the beach where she grew up... where her mother deliberately drowned herself... to a new California beach, full of old family history. Now living in her mother's childhood vacation spot, on the very shore where her parents had … Continue reading Book Review: Moonglass by Jessi Kirby

Book Review: Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis

Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis is an award-winning children’s novel published in 1999. In 1930s Michigan, we meet Bud, a young African American boy on the run. He’s looking for a musician, whom he believes may be his father. He finds the man, befriends the band, and eventually discovers the truth behind the … Continue reading Book Review: Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis

Book Review: Dear America: Seeds of Hope: The Gold Rush Diary of Susanna Fairchild (California Territory, 1849) by Kristiana Gregory

Susanna, her parents, and her sister set sail from the U.S. east coast to the west in hopes to reunite with family in Oregon. However, on their voyage, their mother is taken by the sea when a giant wave sweeps upon deck. Susanna, her father, and sister are devastated by their loss, but must continue … Continue reading Book Review: Dear America: Seeds of Hope: The Gold Rush Diary of Susanna Fairchild (California Territory, 1849) by Kristiana Gregory