Book Review: Spark by Ani Castillo

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: SparkAuthor: Ani CastilloPublisher: Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersPublication Date: March 21, 2021ISBN: 9780316424653 Synopsis from Goodreads:Beginning with the birth of a baby, the story takes the reader on a journey through life, navigates the ups and downs, and culminates in aContinue reading “Book Review: Spark by Ani Castillo”

Book Review: Virgil Wander by Lief Enger

*I received this book from the distributor in exchange for an honest review.* Title: Virgil Wander Author: Lief Enger Publisher: Grove Atlantic Press Publication Date: October 2, 2018 ISBN: 9780802128782 Synopsis from Goodreads:Midwestern movie house owner Virgil Wander is “cruising along at medium altitude” when his car flies off the road into icy Lake Superior.Continue reading “Book Review: Virgil Wander by Lief Enger”

Review: Blood Fable by Oisín Curran

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* Title: Blood Fable Author: Oisín Curran Publisher: BookThug Publication Date: October 3, 2017 ISBN: 9781771662949 Synopsis from Goodreads: In 1980, New Pond, a utopian Buddhist community on the coast of Maine is on the verge of collapse. New Pond’s charismatic leader demands complete adherenceContinue reading “Review: Blood Fable by Oisín Curran”

Review: The Break by Katherena Vermette

Title: The Break Author: Katherena Vermette Publisher: House of Anansi Publication Date: Septemeber 2016 ISBN: 9781487001117 Synopsis from Goodreads: When Stella, a young Métis mother, looks out her window one evening and spots someone in trouble on the Break — a barren field on an isolated strip of land outside her house — she calls theContinue reading “Review: The Break by Katherena Vermette”

Review: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Title: The Hate U Give Author: Angie Thomas Publisher: Balzer and Bray/Harperteen Publication Date: February 28, 2017 ISBN: 9780062498533   Synopsis from Goodreads: Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses theContinue reading “Review: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas”