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

Animal Love · Book of My Choosing - 2018 · Book Review · NetGalley

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

Pages: 333 Genre: Fiction/Animals Publication Date: May 9, 2017 Story Perspective: First-Person Themes: Pet Adoption, Love, Home, Animal Mistreatment, Human-Dog Relationship, Hope This book was given for free, courtesy by NetGalley  and Macmillan-Tor/Forge. Puppy Bella first experiences a connection with stray cats. However, the pull a human has over her is hard for her deny. When she meets human Lucas, they…… Continue reading Book Review: A Dog’s Way Home by W. Bruce Cameron

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 · Fantasy/Paranormal/SciFi · OnlineBookClub · Young Adult

Book Review: Zeva by Tesha Finley

Pages: 400 Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy/Young Adult Publication Date: January 15, 2017 Book Perspective: Alternating third-person Themes: Young Love, Destiny, Protection, Relationships   Vowed to protect humans, the Zevians work together to fulfill their duties. Teenage Zevian, Tristan, has always been curious about Earth, and for as long as he can remember, he has wanted to visit the foreign planet.…… Continue reading Book Review: Zeva by Tesha Finley

Animal Love · Book of My Choosing - 2018 · Book Review · Nonfiction

Book Review: Craig & Fred by Craig Grossi

Pages: 272 Genre: Non-Fiction/Memoir Publication Date: October 31, 2017 Story Perspective: First-Person Themes: War, PTSD, Animal love, Relationship, Recovery, Friendship, Closure, Determination, Hope, Optimism Meet Craig – a young, determined, strong young veteran who served in Afghanistan. While in service, he meets this unique, loner young dog. Instantly, the two are connected. Craig’s mission is to bring Fred, the…… Continue reading Book Review: Craig & Fred by Craig Grossi

Book for Review - 2018 · Book Review · Children · Fairy Tale · Fantasy/Paranormal/SciFi

Book Review: Voyage of Pearl of the Seas by Ruth Finnegan

Genre: Children/Adventure/Fantasy/Fairy Tale Number of Pages: 134 Publication Date: January 1, 2018 Story Perspective: Third-Person Themes: Travel, Animals, Relationships To Learn More About the Book, Click: Voyage of Pearl of the Seas on OBC Bookshelf Page *This was part of the OnlineBookClub.org Book of the Day Program and is reviewed for the Blogger Review Program* Chris, Kate, and their dog, Holly, take…… Continue reading Book Review: Voyage of Pearl of the Seas by Ruth Finnegan