Thursday, November 24, 2016

The Crossover

The CrossoverThe Crossover by Kwame Alexander
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Yes, this WILL get tween/teen boys to read poetry, but it has mass appeal. I loved it.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Saint Anything

Saint AnythingSaint Anything by Sarah Dessen
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Not a standout Dessen book, but I liked it.

The Rough-Face Girl

The Rough-Face GirlThe Rough-Face Girl by Rafe Martin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A beautifully-illustrated Native American version of Cinderella. My kids enjoyed this with me.

The Last Time We Say Goodbye

The Last Time We Say GoodbyeThe Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

So sad, but so good.

Secrets of a Charmed Life

Secrets of a Charmed LifeSecrets of a Charmed Life by Susan Meissner
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The storyline and themes are super engaging, and I read it in just over a day. But, the writing left something to be desired--it was too Americanized and sometimes pedestrian. It really needed a better (and British) editor.


GoldenGolden by Jessi Kirby
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Quick summer read. But too many clichés, forced themes, and elements that were somewhat far fetched.

P.S. I Like You

P.S. I Like YouP.S. I Like You by Kasie West
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Really cute.