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ARC Review: The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain

  Title: The Dream Daughter Author: Diane Chamberlain Pages: 384 Genre: Fiction, Science Fiction/Time Travel, Historical Fiction Story Perspective: Alternating First-Person Themes: Mother’s Love, Loss, Grief, Family Publication Date: October 2nd 2018 Publisher: St. Martin’s Press     This book was given for free, courtesy by NetGalley and  St. Martin’s Press. It is 1970 and…… Continue reading ARC Review: The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain

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

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

Adventure · Book of My Choosing - 2019 · Book Review · Children · Coming-of-Age · Crime/Thriller/Suspense/Horror · Fantasy/Paranormal/SciFi · Horror · Middle Grade

Book Review: Small Spaces by Katherine Arden

Title: Small Spaces (Small Spaces, #1) Author: Katherine Arden Pages: 218 Genre: Middle Grade, Coming-of-Age, Horror, Fantasy, Adventure Story Perspective: Third-Person Themes: Friendship, Grief, Loss, Bullying, Bravery, Courage Publication Date: September 25, 2018 Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers     Eleven-year-old Ollie is having trouble adjusting to life without her mom. Making and keeping friends is very difficult…… Continue reading Book Review: Small Spaces by Katherine Arden

Book of My Choosing - 2018 · Book Review · Children · Illustrated/Picture Books

Book Review: Always and Forever by Alan Durant; Illustrated by Debi Gliori

Pages: 32 Genre: Children/Grief Publication Date: May 1, 2004 Themes: Friendship, Loss, Grief, Death, Healing Fox doesn’t feel well and before long, he passes away. His friends, Mole, Hare, and Otter are filled with sadness, loss, and grief at losing their best friend. As time passes, though, the friends slowly begin to heal with the help of Squirrel and…… Continue reading Book Review: Always and Forever by Alan Durant; Illustrated by Debi Gliori

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