ARC Copy · Book of My Choosing - 2018 · Book Review · Contemporary · NetGalley · Young Adult

ARC Review: When Elephants Fly by Nancy Richardson Fischer

Pages: 400 Genre: Young Adult/Contemporary/Mental Health Publication Date: September 1, 2018 Story Perspective: First-Person Themes: Mental Health, Relationships, Schizophrenia, Suicide, Animal Abuse, Healing, Acceptance This book was given for free, courtesy by NetGalley  and Harlequin Teen. Can Lily escape the seemingly inevitability of being diagnosed with schizophrenia? Her best friend, Sawyer, seems to think so. Her dad doesn’t. Lily? She isn’t…… Continue reading ARC Review: When Elephants Fly by Nancy Richardson Fischer

Book for Review - 2018 · Book Review · Contemporary

Book Review: The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg

Pages: 240 Genre: Contemporary Fiction Publication Date: November 21, 2017 Story Perspective: Alternating Third-Person Themes: Friendship, Family, Grief, Loss, Love, Multi-generational Relationships While in a cemetery, widow Arthur and lonely teen Maddy meet, and they quickly become friends. Now, with Arthur’s neighbor, Lucille, the three form a different type of family and are there for each other, even through the…… Continue reading Book Review: The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg

ARC Copy · Book of My Choosing - 2018 · Book Review · Contemporary · NetGalley

ARC Review: The Coordinates of Loss by Amanda Prowse

Pages: 330 Genre: Contemporary Fiction Publication Date: September 25, 2018 Story Perspective: Alternating Third-Person Themes: Grief, Loss, Family, Friendship, Confusion, Love, Healing, Forgiveness This book was given for free, courtesy by NetGalley  and Lake Union Publishing. Rachel and James Croft have a great life – they are in love, have a beautiful boy, and live in a place some consider paradise.…… Continue reading ARC Review: The Coordinates of Loss by Amanda Prowse

Book Bucket List · Book of My Choosing - 2018 · Book Review · Contemporary · Historical Fiction

My Book Bucket List Review: The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

This is the sixth book from My Book Bucket List that I’ve finished!  Look for next month’s poll post after this one to vote for my next book! Pages: 324 Genre: Historical Fiction/Contemporary Publication Date: May 29, 2003 Story Perspective: First-Person Themes: Friendship, Family, Grief, Loss, War, Social Class, Discrimination, Violence, Betrayal, Guilt, Honor, Redemption Amir is just an ordinary Afghan boy wanting…… Continue reading My Book Bucket List Review: The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Book of My Choosing - 2018 · Book Review · Contemporary

Book Review: The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

Pages: 321 Genre: Animal Fiction Publication Date: January 1, 2008 Story Perspective: First-Person Themes: Loyalty, Family, Friendship, Grief, Sickness, Confusion, Love Enzo, a lovable and intelligent dog, has witnessed a series of events that has happened to his loved ones. As he can see the end of his life, he reflects and shares what his family has gone through.…… Continue reading Book Review: The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

Book of My Choosing - 2018 · Book Review · Contemporary · Romance · Young Adult

Book Review: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Pages: 310 Genre: Young Adult/Contemporary/Romance Publication Date: September 3, 2015 Book Perspective: First-Person Themes: Young Love, Protection, Relationships, Disease, Treatment, Curiosity, Abuse Teenage Madeline has Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Disorder (SCID), which means she hasn’t been exposed to the world for fear of severe sickness or even death. For seventeen years, she’s been home-schooled, living and re-living the same day,…… Continue reading Book Review: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Book of My Choosing - 2018 · Book Review · Contemporary · Crime/Thriller/Mystery/Horror · LGBT

Book Review: Father Figure by James J. Cudney

Pages: 415 Genre: Contemporary/Mystery/Romance/Suspense Publication Date: April 2, 2018 Story Perspective: Alternating third-person Themes: Romance, Family, Consequences, Abuse, Rape, Courage, Forgiveness In the 1980’s, Amalia Graeme is ready to leave her emotionally and physically abusive mother. She is ready to start a new life at college. However, what she once thought of as a fresh new start turns into something…… Continue reading Book Review: Father Figure by James J. Cudney