Review: The Thief’s Apprentice by Bryan Methods

Review: The Thief’s Apprentice by Bryan Methods

Posted June 20, 2016 by Jessica in Reviews / 3 Comments

Professional Talk About The Thief’s Apprentice The Thief’s Apprentice is an exciting story for young readers. When Oliver Diplexito accidentally discovers that his butler, Mr. Scant, is really the famous criminal, the Ruminating Claw, he wonders if his family is in danger. But Oliver learns there’s more to Mr. Scant than meets the eye. In […]

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Review: A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro

Review: A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro

Posted May 23, 2016 by Jessica in Reviews / 0 Comments

Professional Talk about A Study in Charlotte A Study in Charlotte begins with an enticing premise: 21st-century descendants of Sherlock and John meet at boarding school. Murder and deductions ensue. Really, it’s more complicated than that. Watsons and Holmeses aren’t exactly besties anymore. In fact, Jamie Watson has been discouraged from ever having anything to […]

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Reading Through Grief

Reading Through Grief

Posted February 15, 2016 by Jessica in Personal / 4 Comments

Death has always been something that I pretended didn’t exist. I ignored it. I forced myself to think it would never happen to anyone close to me. But in May of last year, I stopped being able to ignore it. I couldn’t pretend it didn’t exist. I watched a vibrant man, a man who was like my father, wither […]

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Instructions for the End of the World by Jamie Kain

Instructions for the End of the World by Jamie Kain

Posted January 7, 2016 by Jessica in Reviews / 2 Comments

When I was in middle school, I loved stories about kids surviving in the wilderness. Hatchet, Julie of the Wolves, My Side of the Mountain, and The Sign of the Beaver were all staples on my tween bookshelf. Sometimes I fantasized about running away and living on my own in the woods, never mind that I had zero wilderness […]

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Firsts by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn

Firsts by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn

Posted January 5, 2016 by Jessica in Reviews / 2 Comments

Firsts is (aptly) my first book of 2016. I haven’t read a novel in three months, and yet, Firsts spoke to me from the moment I got it in the mail. Mercedes Ayres is seventeen, is in her last semester of high school, and is bound for MIT. In her chaotic life, she loves the […]

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Review: A Place We Knew Well by Susan Carol McCarthy

Review: A Place We Knew Well by Susan Carol McCarthy

Posted October 4, 2015 by Jessica in Reviews / 0 Comments

A Place We Knew Well is gripping historical fiction. As politics break down between the US, Russia, and Cuba, Wes Avery endures a breakdown in his own family. Orlando is a small, quiet town surrounded by the military industrial complex. As tensions rise in Cuba, more planes land at McCoy Air Force Base and more […]

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