Book Review: A Thousand Questions by Saadia Faruqi

Ah, these characters are going to stay with me for a while, I know it. A Thousand Questions (HarperCollins, October 2020) by Saadia Faruqi is one of those books where I so wished I could spend more time with the characters after the pages ran out. Mimi and Sakina are two seemingly very different eleven-year-old … Continue reading Book Review: A Thousand Questions by Saadia Faruqi

Book Review: Wish by Barbara O’Connor

Title: WishAuthor: Barbara O’ConnorGenre: MG FictionPage Count: 236 pagesPublisher: Farrar, Straus and GirouxRelease Date: August 30, 2016 Publisher’s Summary: Eleven-year-old Charlie Reese has been making the same secret wish every day since fourth grade. She even has a list of all the ways there are to make the wish, such as cutting off the pointed … Continue reading Book Review: Wish by Barbara O’Connor

Book Review: Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen

My favorite book by Sarah Dessen is Keeping the Moon (1999). Nicole Sparks used to be friendless and overweight. But even after her weight loss, mostly brought about by her mother’s recent success as a famous fitness instructor, Colie's still friendless, and bullied at school by false, vicious rumors. When her mother leaves to promote … Continue reading Book Review: Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen