Book Review – The Upside of Unrequited

The Upside of Unrequited / Becky Albertalli / Penguin Books / 2017 / ISBN 9780141356112 / 336 Pages / Young Adult

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Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love. No matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly is always careful. Better to be careful than to be hurt. Continue reading “Book Review – The Upside of Unrequited”

Book Review – Juliet’s Answer

Juliet’s Answer / Glenn Dixon / Affirm Press / 2017 / ISBN 9781925475012 / 250 Pages / Memoir

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Nursing a broken heart, Glenn Dixon sets off to the home of Shakespeare’s most famous lovers, Romeo and Juliet, in search of a cure. Continue reading “Book Review – Juliet’s Answer”

Book Review – Hartley’s Grange

Hartley’s Grange / Nicole Hurley-Moore / Arena Books / 2016 / ISBN 9781760295059 / 300 Pages / Fiction

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In one short day Lily Beckett’s life falls apart when she loses her dream job in fashion and finds out her boyfriend is having an affair. Totally devastated, she ends the relationship and flees the city. Continue reading “Book Review – Hartley’s Grange”

Book Review – Wanderlost

Wanderlost / Jen Malone / HarperTeen / 2016 / ISBN 9780062380159 / 316 Pages / Young Adult


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Aubree Sadler can’t think of a better place to be than in perfectly boring Ohio, and she’s ready for a relaxing summer. But when her older sister, Elizabeth, gets into real trouble, Aubree is talking into taking over Elizabeth’s summer job, leading a group of senior citizens on a bus tour through Europe. Never mind that Aubree has never left the country, or that the tour company still thinks they’re getting exceptional Elizabeth and not train-wreck Bree. Continue reading “Book Review – Wanderlost”

Book Review – A Quiet Kind of Thunder

A Quiet Kind of Thunder / Sara Barnard / MacMillian Children’s Books / 2017 / ISBN 9781509810987 / 307 Pages / Young Adult


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Steffi doesn’t talk. Rhys can’t hear. They understand each other perfectly. Continue reading “Book Review – A Quiet Kind of Thunder”

Book Review – The Witch’s Tears

The Witch’s Tears / Katharine and Elizabeth Corr / Publisher / 2017 / ISBN / 408 Pages / Young Adult


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Can true love’s kiss break your heart…?

It’s not easy being a teenage witch. Just ask Merry. She’s drowning in textbooks and rules set by the coven, drowning in heartbreak after the loss of Jake. But Merry is not the only one whose fairy tale is over.

Big brother Leo is falling apart and everything Merry does seems to push him further to the brink. And everything that happens to Leo makes her ache for revenge. So, when strangers offering friendship show them a different path, they’d be mad not to take it…

Some rules were made to be broken, right? Continue reading “Book Review – The Witch’s Tears”

Book Review – Hannah’s Gift

Hannah’s Gift – Lessons from a Life Fully Lived / Maria Housden / Bantam Book / 2003 / ISBN 9780553381221 / 222 Pages / Biography


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In a lyrical narrative, both moving and unforgettable, Maria Housden shares the transformative lesion in living she received from her three-year-old daughter Hannah, who brought courage, honesty, and even laughter to her struggle with cancer. A remarkable story, remarkably told, Hannah’s Gift will bring comfort to anyone touched by loss, and renewed faith in the power of love. Continue reading “Book Review – Hannah’s Gift”