Category Archives: Literature

Timekeeper by Tara Sim (2016)

Rating 4.3 stars I discovered this book through listening to the “Hey YA” podcast, and I’m blown away that I’ve not heard of this gem before. Short Summary: In an alternative world where the clock towers control life and a … Continue reading

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The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli (2017)

Rating: 4.7 Stars Short Summary: Like most fantasy novels, its hard to create a short summary encompassing all that is this piece. The daughter of the dragon King, Asha, the best dragon slayer, attempts to take down the First Dragon … Continue reading

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Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu (2017)

4.5 Stars Moxie Girls Fight Back! Short Summary: Vivian Carter is sick of the way boys get away with treating girls. After reading her mom’s old zines from the 90’s she becomes inspired to fight back. What I liked: This … Continue reading

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Brave by Svetlana Chmakova (2017)

Rating: 4.5 stars. Short Summary: Jensen is trying to navigate middle school through his struggles with math, bullying, friendships and finding his place. What I liked: The characters were really authentic. Jensen is so perfectly the awkward kid with thoughts … Continue reading

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They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera (2017)

Rating: 4.2 stars Short Summary: In an alternate universe from our own, everyone receives the “death cast” within 24 hours of their demise. Mateo and Rufus find each other as their “Last Friends” as their world’s collide when they both … Continue reading

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Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution (2017)

Rating: Four stars. Short Summary: Bernie Sanders runs us through several major tenants in his belief system from Tax reform, to health care to climate change. I have mixed feelings on Bernie, so I’m going to try to keep my … Continue reading

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Solo by Kwame Alexander (2017)

Rating: 4.2 Stars Short Summary: Blade Morrison is on the precipice of graduating high school. Blade struggles to face conflict through his interactions with his girlfriend, his substance abuse rock and roll father and within himself. What I liked: Alexander … Continue reading

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