Review of Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Fifteen-year-old Kambili is painfully shy and incredibly sheltered by her overbearing father Eugene. Kambili and her brother Jaja go through their daily lives exactly the way their father dictates that they should – complete with written daily schedules. Behind the… Read more

Review of English River by Thomas Nye

Lenny is a thoughtful and kind young man who is trying to discover just who he is in the world. While staying with his Amish Uncle Noey and Aunt Ruth, Lenny begins to wonder about his “English” ways and wrestles… Read more

Review of Marble Town by Kathleen M. Jacobs

Thirteen-year-old Cole Atwater is still trying to cope with his mother’s untimely death three years earlier. Cole was very close to his mother and when she died in a car accident, Cole’s life was turned upside down. His dad is… Read more

Review of Stone and Spark by Sibella Giorello

Raleigh Harmon is a fifteen-year-old high schooler who doesn’t have friends – except for her best friend, Drew Levinson. The two girls bonded a few years back because they share the same brainy intelligence and similar family issues. When Drew… Read more

Review of Beginning Anna’s Legacy: Book One by Sheryl Fawcett

College senior Hayley Marshall has recently lost her beloved great aunt to cancer. When she’s mysteriously summoned to the office of a NYC lawyer, she’s stunned to learn she’s been included in her aunt’s will. The terms are non-negotiable and… Read more

Review of A Different Truth by Annette Oppenlander

Andy Olson’s parents have sent him away to Palmer Military Academy. During the turbulent late 1960s, going to a military school definitely has its drawbacks. Protests and negative public opinion about the Vietnam War are at an all-time high. Andy… Read more

Review of The Clancys of Queens by Tara Clancy

Writer and storyteller, Tara Clancy writes about her life growing up in Queens during the late 1980s. As a child of divorced parents, she was raised in three separate and very different home environments, yet seems to have adjusted to… Read more

Review of Dodgers by Bill Beverly

  East is a fifteen-year-old gangster living in South Central Los Angeles. He works nights as a Yard Watcher, monitoring police and ‘U’ activity at one of Fin’s houses. Not long after his house is shutdown by the local police… Read more

Review of A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton-Porter

I was excited to read this book. I love old-fashioned nostalgic coming-of-age stories and judging from the reviews, I was in for a treat. However, I found myself disappointed with A Girl of the Limberlost. Gene Stratton-Porter’s writing style, in my… Read more

Review of Free by Lisa Litberg

Free is a Deadhead who follows the band on tour after she leaves home at the age of eighteen. Free isn’t her real name, but a name she chose for herself when she decided to change her life. Unfortunately, Free… Read more