Review: Chirp by Kate Messner

Genre: middle grade contemporary Publisher: Bloomsbury Children’s Publication date: February 4, 2020 From acclaimed author Kate Messner comes the powerful story of a young girl with the courage to make her voice heard, set against the backdrop of a summertime mystery. When Mia moves to Vermont the summer after seventh grade, she’s recovering from theContinue reading “Review: Chirp by Kate Messner”

Mini-Review: Odd One Out by Nic Stone

I’m calling this a “mini-review” because I’m presenting thoughts I had on this book right after a finished reading it, which isn’t fully comprehensive of all the elements/details of the novel. Still, I thought it deserved to be here because I just want my voice to be heard on this book? So…here’s the thing. ThisContinue reading “Mini-Review: Odd One Out by Nic Stone”

ARC Review: The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried by Shaun David Hutchinson

Genre: YA sci-fi-ish contemporary Publisher: Simon Pulse Release date: February 19, 2019 Synopsis: A good friend will bury your body, a best friend will dig you back up. Dino doesn’t mind spending time with the dead. His parents own a funeral home, and death is literally the family business. He’s just not used to themContinue reading “ARC Review: The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried by Shaun David Hutchinson”

Review: You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone by Rachel Lynn Solomon

Publication date: January 2, 2018 Genre: YA contemporary Publisher: Simon Pulse Summary: Eighteen-year-old twins Adina and Tovah have little in common besides their ambitious nature. Viola prodigy Adina yearns to become a soloist—and to convince her music teacher he wants her the way she wants him. Overachiever Tovah awaits her acceptance to Johns Hopkins, theContinue reading “Review: You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone by Rachel Lynn Solomon”

Review: Kid Authors: True Tales of Childhood from Great Writers

Author: David Stabler Illustrator: Doogie Horner Genre: nonfiction Publisher: Quirk Books Publication Date: October 10, 2017 Synopsis: The series that includes Kid Presidents, Kid Artists, and Kid Athletes now chronicles the lives of Kid Authors! Here are true tales of famous writers, from long before they were famous–or even old enough to drive. Did youContinue reading “Review: Kid Authors: True Tales of Childhood from Great Writers”