Review of “The Journey of Coyote Sunrise” by Dan Gemeinhart

Review:  3.5-4 star rating Summary: Coyote and her father Rodeo are traveling across the USA in a converted school bus. Coyote’s sister and mother died in a car accident. After the accident, they are hopping into the bus and never went back. But after talking to her grandmother, she discovers that the park is being […]

Review of “As Good As Dead” by Holly Jackson (Book 3 in the series)

Overall:  4 star review Summary: Pip is heading off to college. Her true crime podcast is very popular, but also leads to people who hate her too. One of her “fans” is sending her ominous messages that frighten Pip. She is bound and determined to find whoever is doing this to her. My thoughts: You […]

Review of “Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus” by Dusti Bowling

WOW! 5 star review! I really enjoyed this book a lot. I was attracted to it by its cover at the library. But I feel in love with the characters and plot right away! It is not just for YAs. It has a powerful message that anyone can relate to it. Aven, a 13 year […]

Review of “You Should See Me In A Crown” by Leah Johnson

It started off as a typical YA book, but the characters is what made this book special. Liz Lighty is not your typical prom queen. But after she loses her chances at getting finaincal aid for college, she needs the scholarship that comes with a win for prom queen. There is a front runner for […]

Review of “Sitting Pretty: The View From My Ordinary Resilient Disabled Body” by Rebekah Raussig

This book is a 5 star read for me. I learned so much! This book is for all ages to read and is very informative. She is a teacher, and it shows throughout this book. Rebekah Taussig, Ph.D. authored a well written memoir, but it is so much more. She discusses her childhood, career, love […]

Review of “The Light in Hidden Spaces” by Sharon Cameron

I am rating this book a 3.5 star rating. I felt like I have read this story already. Basically, I can sum up this book quickly. A girl hides 13 Jewish people in her house risking her and her sister’s lives for hiding them. This is a common theme for WW2 books. I liked the […]

Review of “A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow” by Laura Taylor Namey

Reese Witherspoon’s YA Book Club pick. I am rating this book a 4 star review. What a cute story. I enjoyed this book a lot. The characters were adorable. A young Miami girl, Lila, has kind of a nervous break down; her best friend leaves, her boyfriend and her break up, she loses her grandmother, […]

Review of “Lily and Dash: Book of Dares” by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan

I am giving this book a 3.5 to 4 star review. It was a cute read! Get ready because Netflix has the movie coming out for the holidays! Basically, a cynical young man (Dash) who hates Christmas happens upon a scavenger hunt through a book store which expands through NYC. The owner of the notebook […]

Review of “The Upside of Unrequited” by Becky Albertalli (Simonverse #2)

OMG I loved this book a lot! I am rating it a 4.5 star review! Basically, a novel about sisterhood, growing up, first loves, etc. It is about a girl who has a twin sister. She has never had a boyfriend, but her sister just started to date a girlfriend. The main character struggles with […]

Review of “Out of My Mind” by Sharon M. Draper

I am rating this book a 3 star review. Melody has cerebral palsy. The book follows here through her elementary school age and the struggles of going to school, making friends, communicating, etc. Melody is extremely intelligent and joins a quiz team. This novel is for middle school aged children. I read it through recommendations […]

Review of “The Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson

I am rating this novel a 4.5 star review. Such a page turner. If you want a murder mystery but do not want to read a book about a cop investigating a murder (Blah) then this is the book for you. This book follows the rules of a classic who-dun-it. Just right when I would […]