A Solid Dose of Nostalgia | The Mermaids of Lake Michigan by Suzanne Kamata

I’m calling it right now– The Mermaids of Lake Michigan by Suzanne Kamata will be one of the top five books I read during 2017. The Mermaids of Lake Michigan by Suzanne Kamata Released: February 14, 2017 Publisher: Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing Add to Goodreads ★★★★☆ Amazon|BAM|B&N Elise Faulkner is more at home in the waters of […]

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My New Library Still Rubber Stamps the Due Dates On All of the Books

I think the thing that surprised me most about my local library was how many people were there. Then again, in a village of about 3,000 people, what else is there to do on a Saturday morning in the middle of January? This particular Saturday was “balmy”– overcast and nearly 50 degrees. I would have […]

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#OHTHEFEELS | The Art of Holding On and Letting Go by Kristin Bartley Lenz

I used to devour YA Contemporary novels, but the older I become, the harder I am to impress by this once beloved genre. I’ve really struggled over the course of my five years of book blogging to read and enjoy YA Contemporary novels, and at one point, I would have been more than happy to […]

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This is a Five Star Review: The Carnival at Bray by Jessie Ann Foley

The Carnival At Bray by Jessie Ann Foley Released: January 2014 Publisher: Elephant Rock Productions, Inc. Age Group: Young Adult Add to Goodreads ★★★★★ Synopsis: It’s 1993, and Generation X pulses to the beat of Kurt Cobain and the grunge movement. Sixteen-year-old Maggie Lynch is uprooted from big-city Chicago to a windswept town on the […]

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Book Report: Punkzilla by Adam Rapp

Punkzilla by Adam Rapp Released: May 2009 Publisher: Candlewick Press Add to Goodreads ★★★★☆ Synopsis: For a runaway boy who goes by the name “Punkzilla,” kicking a meth habit and a life of petty crime in Portland, Oregon, is a prelude to a mission: reconnecting with his older brother, a gay man dying of cancer […]

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Book Report: Greyhound by Steffan Piper

This is one of those novels which I’m unsure how to categorize. It takes place during the 1980s, so I initially considered it “historical fiction”. Yet, the goal of the novel is not to define a decade or even just a specific period in the 1980s. I also considered it a coming-of-age story. Yet our […]

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