Audiobook Review: I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

I’m closing out the year by catching up on some “best of the year” books that I missed when they first came out. One of the most acclaimed YA books of the year is Jandy Nelsons‘ second novel I’ll Give You the Sun. I am a big fan of Nelsons’ first book The Sky is […]

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Audiobook Review: Us by David Nicholls

I finished listening to Us by David Nicholls a couple week’s ago, my first book by this author. (I have One Day on hold at the library, though I’ve been advised to skip the movie) Us is a book about a husband and wife who are on the verge of calling it quits. Douglas and […]

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Half a Chance by Cynthia Lord Audiobook Review

In Half a Chance, New Hampshire newcomer Lucy gets the lay of the land by participating in a photo scavenger hunt competition. Her hobby helps her make friends and gets her interested in loon preservation. But she also learns that pictures are powerful and reveal hard truths. I’m familiar with Cynthia Lord’s RULES, which I […]

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Half a World Away by Cynthia Kadohata Audiobook Review

Half a World Away is the latest book from 2013 National Book Award winner Cynthia Kadohata, and it’s new to audio format. In this book, an American couple adopts a Romanian-born 8-year-old named Jaden. Now twelve, Jaden is highly intelligent but he acts out. His abandonment issues intensify when his parents decide to adopt another […]

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The Bridge from Me to You by Lisa Schroeder

The Bridge from Me to You is about a reluctant football star and the new girl with a secret. Colby and Lauren bond over bugles, baking, birds and bridges in this Friday Night Lights-esque story. Lisa Schroeder’s latest book is very sweet and a good choice for a back-to-school read. It’s quiet and full of […]

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Still Point by Katie Kacvinsky Review and Author Q&A

In the Awaken trilogy we see a near-future world that’s taken a good thing (technology) too far. Students spend all their time online, and even attend an all Digital School (DS). Teens have little face-to-face interaction anymore, and when friends get together they still have their heads down in their various devices. (Welcome to my […]

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