Book Lovers · Book Reviews · Drama · Ellen Hopkins · Free-Verse · Young Adult

Review: The You I’ve Never Known by Ellen Hopkins

Summary: A young adult drama told in Hopkins' well-known style of free-verse that follows 17-year-old Ariel, as she struggles with a narcissistic, abusive father and coming to grips with her own sexuality, and Maya, a young teenage mother who's connection to Ariel may open up years of wounds and lies. Genre: Young Adult, Drama Page… Continue reading Review: The You I’ve Never Known by Ellen Hopkins

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adventure · Book Reviews · Family · Kiddo Books

Children’s Book Review | Ebenezer Dragon Built the Prince a Wagon by Susan Srikant

Summary: A delightful kids' book that follows a very helpful, friendly dragon named Ebeneezer who comes to the rescue of many new friends on his journey to the palace celebration of the new Prince's birth. Genre: Children's Page Length: 32 Published: September 20th, 2017 My Thoughts: This story rhymes! There's something about rhyming tales that… Continue reading Children’s Book Review | Ebenezer Dragon Built the Prince a Wagon by Susan Srikant

Book Reviews · Humor And Comedy · Young Adult

Review: Mathilda Savitch by Victor Lodato

Summary: A coming-of-age (not a fan of that phrase but for lack of better description) novel about a preteen girl named Mathilda whose very popular, beautiful, yet secretly struggling sister's death opens up a dark can of emotional worms for her and Ma and Pa, her often distant parents. Mathilda is determined to discover what… Continue reading Review: Mathilda Savitch by Victor Lodato

Book Lovers · Book Reviews · life · Poetry

Review: Time Capsule by Ideas With Ink

Summary: A collection of poetry written by a 16-year-old teenager throughout his younger years as well as his unfiltered thoughts on everything from love, heartbreak, and fear of what may come in one's future. Genre: Poetry     Page Length: 101 (ebook/Kindle) 188 (paperback) Publish Date: April 7th, 2017 My Thoughts: Poetry is one of… Continue reading Review: Time Capsule by Ideas With Ink

Book Lovers · Book Reviews · Horror · stephen king · Thrillers

Review: IT By Stephen King

Where do you even begin with a book that's well 600 pages? Well, here I guess. Even before news hit the media that a new IT movie was in going to be released in theaters, I wanted to read this horror classic. The 1990's TV mini-series is a top favorite in my home and still… Continue reading Review: IT By Stephen King

Book Lovers · Book Reviews · Kennedys · Memoirs · Women

Review: Jackie’s Girl by Kathy McKeon

A good book to read if you're interested in anything related to The Kennedys, especially Jacqueline. Kathy talks about her own story, growing up poor in Ireland, and her time working for the beloved American icon while also being a "normal" young woman trying to navigate through life. I wasn't as captivated and into the… Continue reading Review: Jackie’s Girl by Kathy McKeon

Book Lovers · Book Reviews · Graphic Novels · world issues

Review: Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood (#1) by Marjane Satrapi

I've really been on a graphic novel kick lately (suggest me some in the comments if you'd like. I'd appreciate it ☺️) and I'm happy that Persepolis was one that I picked up. Marjane's story of family and growing up in the midst of such hate and violence was nothing short of extraordinary for me… Continue reading Review: Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood (#1) by Marjane Satrapi

Book Lovers · Book Reviews · Family · Graphic Novels · Middle Grade · Raina Telgemeier · Tween

Review: Sisters by Raina Telgemeier (Smile #2)

*Just a little disclaimer, you don't have to have read the first book, Smile, in order to read this one. They're companion novels and they all surround Raina's experiences growing up.* Absolutely love the artwork in these graphic novels. So detailed, yet not too much in the slightest. I've pretty much come to the conclusion… Continue reading Review: Sisters by Raina Telgemeier (Smile #2)

Book Lovers · Book Reviews · Young Adult

Review: The Anchor Clankers by Renee Garrison

Summary: A teenage girl finds herself suddenly living alongside a naval boarding school full of teenage guys...of course, drama ensues. Genre: YA Fiction Page Length: 172 Published: June 2017 Pros: The main character, Suzette, has some redeeming qualities. I found her to be rather likable for the most part. Cons: The multiple points of view.… Continue reading Review: The Anchor Clankers by Renee Garrison

Book Lovers · Book Reviews · Drama · Historical Fiction · romance · short story

Review: For The Love of Meat: Nine Illustrated Stories by Jenny Jaeckel

Summary: a collection of 9 short stories rich with culture, spirituality, and the human experience. Genre: Short Story, Fiction Page Length: 155 Published: October 2016 Pros: Jenny knows how to write. There's absolutely no doubt about that. In each short story, she weaves together such authentic characters that (cheesy as it may sound), do come… Continue reading Review: For The Love of Meat: Nine Illustrated Stories by Jenny Jaeckel