Book of My Choosing - 2020 · Book Review · Classic · Coming-of-Age · Young Adult

Book Review: Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

  Title: Anne of Green Gables Series: Anne of Green Gables, #1 Author: L.M. Montgomery Pages: 308 Genre: Young Adult, Classic, Coming-of-Age Story Perspective: Third-Person Omniscient Themes: Coming-of-Age, Adoption, Adapting, Imagination Publication Date: First published in 1908       Young, red-haired Anne Shirley enters the Cuthberts’ lives with excitement and hope. Siblings Marilla and…… Continue reading Book Review: Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

Adventure · Book of My Choosing - 2020 · Book Review · Coming-of-Age · Fantasy/Paranormal/SciFi · In-Person Book Club · Romance · Young Adult

Book Review: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

  Title: Children of Blood and Bone Series: Legacy of Orïsha, #1 Author: Tomi Adeyemi Pages: 544 Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult Story Perspective: Alternating First-Person Themes: Good vs. Evil, Trust, Honesty, Coming-of-Age, Magic, Romance Publication Date: March 6, 2018 Publisher: Henry Holt Company     Zelie has been training since the day her mother was…… Continue reading Book Review: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Book of My Choosing - 2020 · Book Review · Contemporary · Romance · Young Adult

Book Review: Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott

  Title: Five Feet Apart Author: Rachael Lippincott Pages: 288 Genre: Fiction, Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary Story Perspective: Alternating First-Person Themes: Friendship, Love, Death, Self-Control, Loss, Grief, Forgiveness Publication Date: November 20, 2018 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers     Teenage Stella has been fighting cystic fibrosis since she was six. She…… Continue reading Book Review: Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott

Animal Love · Book of My Choosing - 2020 · Book Review · Fantasy/Paranormal/SciFi · Young Adult

Book Review: A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron

  Title: A Dog’s Purpose Series: A Dog’s Purpose, #1 Author: W. Bruce Cameron Pages: 320 Genre: Animals, Dogs, Fiction Story Perspective: First-Person Themes: Friendship, Love, Loyalty, Purpose Publication Date: July 6, 2010  Publisher: Forge Books     Over living several lives, this one dog looks for meaning and purpose in his life. Will he…… Continue reading Book Review: A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron

Book of My Choosing - 2020 · Book Review · Book series · Fantasy/Paranormal/SciFi · LGBT · Young Adult

Book Review: Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire

  Title: Come Tumbling Down Series: Wayward Children, #5 Author: Seanan McGuire Pages: 206 Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, LGBTQ, Novella Story Perspective: Third-Person Omniscient Themes: Determination, Friendship, Love, Balance Publication Date:  January 7, 2020 Publisher: Tor.com     Jack is back in Eleanor West’s School for Wayward Children and needs the assistance of her friends…… Continue reading Book Review: Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire

Book of My Choosing - 2019 · Book Review · LGBT · Young Adult

Book Review: Birthday by Meredith Russo

  Title: Birthday Author: Meredith Russo Pages: 288 Genre: Young Adult, LGBTQ Story Perspective: Alternating First-Person Themes: Relationships, Family, Friendship, Love, Grief, Loss, Identity, Suicide, Truth, Secrets, Self-Acceptance Publication Date: May 21, 2019 Publisher: Flatiron Books   Morgan and Eric are best friends and have spent almost every birthday together since birth as they were born on the same day. As the years…… Continue reading Book Review: Birthday by Meredith Russo

Book of My Choosing - 2019 · Book Review · Middle Grade · Nonfiction · Young Adult

Book Review: Chernobyl’s Wild Kingdom by Rebecca L. Johnson

  Title: Chernobyl’s Wild Kingdom: Life in the Dead Zone Author: Rebecca L. Johnson Pages: 88 Genre: Non-Fiction, Wildlife, Animals, Science, History, Middle Grade, Young Adult Story Perspective: Third-Person Themes: Consequences, Animal Care, Research Publication Date: August 1, 2014  Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books   In this photographic account, readers can look into the effects that Chernobyl, the 1986 nuclear explosion, had and continues…… Continue reading Book Review: Chernobyl’s Wild Kingdom by Rebecca L. Johnson