Book Review – A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares

A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares / Krystal Sutherland / Penguin Random House / 2017 / ISBN 9780143573913 / 349 Pages / Young Adult

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Ever since Esther Solar’s grandfather met Death, her entire family has been cursed to suffer one great fear in their lifetime – a fear that will eventually lead to each and every one of them to their grave. Take Esther’s father, for instance: he’s an agoraphobe who hasn’t left the basement in six years. Then there’s her twin brother, Eugene, whose fear of the dark goes far beyond the things that go bump in the night. And her mother, Rosemary, is terrified of bad luck.
As for Esther, she’s managed to escape the cures…so far. She doesn’t yet have a great fear because she avoids pretty much everything. Elevators, small spaces, crowds – anything that might trigger a phobia is off-limits and is recorded in her semi-definitive list of worst nightmares.
Ester things she has it all figured out, until she’s reunited with an old classmate-and first crush-Jonah Smallwood an unexpected friendship between the two develop and together they face one phobia at a time, only to discover the one fear they hadn’t counted on: love. Continue reading “Book Review – A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares”

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Book Review – The One Memory of Flora Banks

The One Memory of Flora Banks / Emily Barr / 2017 / Penguin Books / ISBN 9780141368511 / 303 Pages / Young Adult Continue reading “Book Review – The One Memory of Flora Banks”