The Warden’s Daughter by Jerry Spinelli

The Warden’s Daughter by Jerry Spinelli

I want to love The Warden’s Daughter like I’ve loved Jerry Spinelli’s others. He’s a master storyteller. Maniac Magee  remains one of my most beloved children’s books. I have no doubt that […]

Life in a Fishbowl by Len Vlahos

Life in a Fishbowl by Len Vlahos

Life in a Fishbowl by Len Vlahos is a black-humor satire that tells a dying man’s story through ten different perspectives. Jared Stone has a brain tumor, a malignant glioblastoma […]

Freeks by Amanda Hocking

Freeks by Amanda Hocking

Amanda Hocking delivers an engrossing story about sideshow “freaks” in this novel set in the 1980s. Note: There are severely problematic elements with cultural elements in the book that influence […]

Katie Cox Goes Viral by Marianne Levy

Katie Cox Goes Viral by Marianne Levy

Katie Cox Goes Viral by Marianne Levy is a cute middle-grade for tweens and young teens. Katie Cox writes songs about everything in her life, which means she has a […]

Ever the Hunted by Erin Summerill

Ever the Hunted by Erin Summerill

In Ever the Hunted, the kingdom of Malam is almost at war with its neighbor, Shaerdan. For seventeen-year-old Britta Flannery, this means that she’s an outcast. Her father is a […]

Under the Ashes by Cindy Rankin

Under the Ashes by Cindy Rankin

Under the Ashes by Cindy Rankin is an engrossing middle-grade historical fiction set during the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Elizabeth “Littlebeth” Morgan is a spunky eleven-year-old who breaks all of […]