Genre: Teen

Trell by Dick Lehr

Trell by Dick Lehr

Romero Taylor is a wrongfully accused man. He knows this, his wife knows this, and his daughter Van Trell Taylor knows this.  Everyone knows this, but nobody is speaking up about it.  Why not?  Because the crime he is accused of is horrific:  a twelve-year-old girl was shot.  Furthermore, someone is keeping people quite. Van Trell is going to get down to the truth and get justice for her daddy. This book is trying to tell an important story, but it’s doing it wrong. This book is based on an actual case that author Dick Tell worked on when he was […]

Posted November 2, 2017 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

Aza is almost definitely probably for sure going to die of C. diff. She doesn’t have it yet.  Or maybe she does.  She doesn’t think so.  But she could.  Probably.  Her mind is an ever-tightening spiral of reminders that her body isn’t her own but really she’s just an animated corpse and everything she does is actually at the whim of the millions of microorganisms that make up the physical being that is her.  Meanwhile, her best friend Daisy is in a new relationship and this guy she knew as a kid has recently lost his father.  And by lost – […]

Posted October 16, 2017 in Reviews // 8 Comments //
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling

Confession:  I like some Harry Potter books better than others. I have read Prisoner of Azkaban a couple dozen times.  … I have read Order of the Phoenix three times.  First, when it came out.  Second, right before the movie came out.  Third, this time.  This time was by far the best, and for one glaring reason:  CAPSLOCK!Harry is a lot more tolerable when you can’t see all the angry capital letters.  There are aspects of OotP that are so cool, and the cast of characters is great, but this is still my least favorite in the series.  That said?  Still four hearts. […]

Posted July 7, 2017 in Reviews // 1 Comment //
Feed by M. T. Anderson

Feed by M. T. Anderson

I simply cannot express how much I love this book. These are the reasons why: It’s a dystopian novel. I have a weak spot for dystopian novels. The characters feel real to me. Not an adult trying to write a teenager. I never doubt Titus as a character, never second-guess his motives. Perfectly crafted. The language. This is a pitfall for many people, but for me, it just ropes me in closer to the story. The questions it asks about technology and our dependence on it. And on instant gratification. I can see where this novel would be immediately flagged […]

Posted September 6, 2011 in Reviews // 0 Comments //