Book Review: This Is Where It Ends (YA)

This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp Goodreads Summary: 10:00 a.m. The principal of Opportunity High School finishes her speech, welcoming the entire student body to a new semester and encouraging them to excel and achieve. 10:02 a.m. The students get up to leave the auditorium for their next class. 10:03 a.m. The auditorium doors […]

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Kid Lit: Joseph’s Big Ride

I received this book for free from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Joseph’s Big Ride by Terry Farish Published on April 12, 2016. Goodreads Summary: A refugee boy’s determination to ride a bicycle leads to an unexpected friendship. Joseph wants only one thing: to ride a bike. In the refugee camp […]

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Book Review: Just My Luck (MG)

Just My Luck by Cammie McGovern Goodreads Summary: Fourth grade is not going at all how Benny Barrows hoped. He hasn’t found a new best friend. He’s still not a great bike rider—even though his brother George, who’s autistic, can do tricks. And worst of all, he worries his dad’s recent accident might be all his […]

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Book Review: The Mapmaker’s Children

The Mapmaker’s Children by Sarah McCoy Goodreads Summary: When Sarah Brown, daughter of abolitionist John Brown, realizes that her artistic talents may be able to help save the lives of slaves fleeing north, she becomes one of the Underground Railroad’s leading mapmakers, taking her cues from the slave code quilts and hiding her maps within her […]

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Kid Lit: Life Without Nico

I received this book for free from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Life Without Nico by Andrea Maturana Published on April 1, 2016. Goodreads Summary: Maia and Nico are best friends. They never get tired of playing together. Unexpectedly, though, Nico and his family have to move far away for a […]

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Book Review: Exit, Pursued by a Bear (YA)

Exit, Pursued by a Bear by E.K. Johnston Goodreads Summary: “I love you,” Polly says suddenly when I’m almost to the door. “I know,” I say. Hermione Winters has been a flyer. She’s been captain of her cheerleading team. The envied girlfriend and the undisputed queen of her school. Now it’s her last year and those […]

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