Source: LibraryThing Early Reviewers

Starworld by Audrey Coulthurst and Paula Garner

Starworld by Audrey Coulthurst and Paula Garner

Posted April 4, 2019 in Reviews // 0 Comments

Right off the bat, I’m in love with Starworld.  This unexpected novel pulls so many of my heartstrings. I am absolutely one of those humans who likes finding people in books I can relate to, and from page one, Sam Jones was my girl. Things I like about Sam: She hides in Art Class. She’s terrified of humans and still texts like the most amazing nerd ever. She hides in bathroom stalls for peace and quiet when the world is too much. If that were all there was to it, I’d be a fan of this book, because already I’m […]

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Summer of ’69 by Todd Strasser

Summer of ’69 by Todd Strasser

Posted March 25, 2019 in Reviews // 2 Comments

I did not think I was going to like this book?  Right off the bat, I’m not saying it’s the best book ever, but I requested this ARC on a whim because I like the publishing house and I haven’t really read much about the ’60s.  A lot of the reviews leading up were talking about the focus on drugs and for some reason I thought there was going to be a lot of focus on Woodstock. While the drugs were a constant presence, I think Summer of ’69 was mostly about the fear of the future in a time where […]

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The Bigfoot Files by Lindsay Eagar

The Bigfoot Files by Lindsay Eagar

Posted October 3, 2018 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  Disclaimer: I received this book for free from LibraryThing Early Reviewers and Candlewick Press in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. The Bigfoot Files is an easy book to get wrapped up in. Lindsay Eagar tells us the story of twelve-year-old Miranda, who feels like she can’t have any friends, because when she brings them home and they discover her cryptozoologist mother, they’ll be mortified.  As she’s grown out of the stories of faeries and Bigfoot, she’s built herself a comfortable academic career – straight […]

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The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

Posted June 10, 2018 in Reviews // 7 Comments

  Disclaimer: I received this book for free from LibraryThing Early Reviewers and HarperTeen in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. The Poet X dropped into my life at just the point when I needed a beautiful lyrical novel.  It is written in prose, which is not the type of novel that normally draws me in.  This book?  This is beautiful.  I really like Elizabeth Acevedo’s voice.  Her poetry is simple and emotive.  Best of all?  It doesn’t rhyme. I have this thing about rhyming poetry.  Mostly? […]

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The Story Girl by L.M. Montgomery

The Story Girl by L.M. Montgomery

Posted May 27, 2018 in Reviews // 1 Comment

  Disclaimer: I received this book for free from LibraryThing Early Reviewers and Tundra Books in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. I know I should know better, but I have such high expectations of authors.  If I loved one of their books, I expect I should love all of them.  This was very much my experience with L.M. Montgomery’s The Story Girl. I adore Anne of Green Gables.  I love Anne’s spirit.  With a novel called The Story Girl – a nickname that would have fit Anne so […]

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