Tag Archives: friendship

The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Sáenz (2017)

Rating: 4.7 Stars Short Summary: Senior year of high school forces Sal to examine the many aspects of his life that he does not understand against a backdrop of many of life’s hardships. I’ve been so excited for this book … Continue reading

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The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner (2016)

Rating: 3.5 Stars. Short Summary: Three senior high school students come to grips with the reality of their futures while trying to overcome their dark family pasts in small town Tennessee. What I liked: Dill and Travis were really well … Continue reading

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You in Five Acts by Una La Marche (2016)

Rating: 4 Stars. Having read Una La Marche before (and loving Like No Other), and other such specialized art school stories, this book was pretty much what I had expected it to be. I did enjoy the alternate perspectives on … Continue reading

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Highly Illogical Behaviour by John Corey Whaley (2016)

Rating: 3.5 Stars. At the insistence of a book store clerk who seemed to have a shared taste in books, I was keen to give this a good crack. Solomon suffers from severe agoraphobia and hasn’t left his home in … Continue reading

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Minrs (1 and 2) by Kevin Sylvester (2015/16)

  Rating: 4 stars Christopher Nichols and his family live on a new planet called Perses as representatives from Melming Mining’s Great Mission to save the earth. As we descend into the normalcy of their everyday life, a communications blackout … Continue reading

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OCDaniel by Wesley King (2016)

Rating: 4 stars Daniel resides on the cusp of popularity. He’s a backup kicker for the football team, and his best friend is popular enough to keep Daniel on the fringe. Despite his social status, he tries to make an … Continue reading

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Vicarious by Paula Stokes (2016)

4.3 Stars Living in a world where futuristic technology allows you to live vicariously through another’s recorded experiences, Winter is a recorder and a daredevil. We meet her as she lives comfortably with her older “brother” Gideon, who saved her … Continue reading

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