What if you did it?…Could you have done it?…This can’t be happening to you…You get good grades, like, really good grades, 4.15 GPA good grades…And you’re the star of the soccer team, like, a super star. You’ve been playing varsity goalie since your freshman year. People stop you in the halls to congratulate you…people [...]
As much as I loved this book, I don’t know that I’d booktalk it to a class of students. My reasons are as follows: 1. I work at an Orthodox Jewish school and while I’ve never run into problems suggesting books with Christian themes I think a book based on the hierarchy of heaven and [...]
On the outside he was The Bruiser, Voted Most Likely to Get the Death Penalty. A big, lumbering, withdrawn kid from the wrong side of the tracks. A kid who looked like he could take you down with one punch just for talking to him.
On the inside he does the impossible. He takes [...]
Warning: This book is slow to start.
Warning: This book is confusing for at least the first 30 pages.
Warning: This book will become so addictive you’ll shut out the world to finish it…
Seriously, Think Hunger Games addicting…
Like The Hunger Games, The Maze Runner is a dystopian fantasy teen trilogy. I’d recommend it to the same [...]
Publisher’s Weekly gave this the enticing review of: ”darkly sexy prose and suspenseful storytelling”. On Amazon and Barnes and Noble hundreds of readers give the paranormal novel a combined star rating of 4.5 stars along with reader reviews titled things like “Highly Recommended”, “Yummy”, and “My Absolute Fav”. 12 years after it was originally published I still [...]
I’ll admit, I didn’t like this book in the beginning. Samantha and her friends are complete and total mean girls. Not the Tina Fey, funny, socially satirical, Mean Girls. No, Oliver’s mean girls are realistically annoying; examples of pure teenage self-centeredness. After watching a day of their narcissism, bullying, and general lack of empathy [...]
This novel is short, sweet, and mysterious. Benoit has won an Edgar Award for a past novel and it shows. There is a tension within the novel that drags you onward. I was pleasantly surprised by the creativity in the construction and writing of the book. The plot opens with what appears to be a gruesome [...]