Reviews and Blog Posts: coming of age

warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /var/www/html/dplmain/sites/all/themes/dpl_org/node-reviews.tpl.php on line 127.

Relish : my life in the kitchen

I love graphic memoirs. I love food memoirs. So it's no surprise that I really enjoyed this book! Knisley recounts her childhood & adolescence through the lens of food--from New York City, where her uncle owned a gourmet shop and her mother worked at a cheese shop & farmer's markets--and...

Fat Angie

by e. E. Charlton-Trujillo

DPL Rating:
4

After so many years of being called Fat Angie, Angie can only think of herself this way. Years of abuse by classmates and neglect and cruelty by her family, added on to the fact that she's the only one who believes her sister, a soldier taken hostage during the Iraq...

Starting from here

by Lisa Jenn Bigelow

DPL Rating:
4

Colby is 16, and she's known a lot of loss in her life. Her mother died a few years ago, and her dad is home from his cross country trucking job only a few times a month. Her girlfriend dumped her for a guy. She's not doing well in school....

Ask the passengers : a novel

by A. S. (Amy Sarig) King

DPL Rating:
4

Astrid is searching—for herself, for somewhere for her love to go, for all sorts of answers.  The folks in her small town thrive on gossip and putting people in boxes. Astrid doesn’t want a box, she wants possibilities. She sends her love to the people in passing airplanes because no...

17 again

DPL Rating:
4

I've found another guilty pleasure movie! 17 Again is a fresh take on the old "grown-up suddenly becomes teenager" theme. Matthew Perry plays Mike, a washed-up, soon-to-be-divorced father who suddenly, you guessed it, is 17 again, and looks just like Zac Efron. The twist here is that...

The age of miracles : a novel

by Karen Thompson Walker

DPL Rating:
5

Sometimes, the disaster that could end the world isn't a meteor, or zombies, or a deadly virus. Something that we all take for granted, like the turning of the earth in its 24-hour cycle, when disrupted, can cause more devastation that we would have thought possible. Join 12 year old...

The monster variations

by Daniel Kraus

DPL Rating:
4

The Monster Variations follows Willie, Reggie, and James during a summer that will change all of their lives forever. Someone in town is killing young boys by running them down with a menacing silver truck, and there is nothing to protect them except for a curfew and some not so...

Santa Olivia

by Jacqueline Carey

DPL Rating:
5

Loup Garron is the product of an affair between a genetically modified soldier and a local in the town of Santa Olivia, an unofficial town in the DMZ between Texas and Mexico. Orphaned at an early age, she spends time with her brother, who is training for a boxing match...

Rushmore

DPL Rating:
5

15-year-old Max Fischer loves Rushmore (his prestigious private school), is the star of extracurricular activities, and has become friends with millionaire Herman Blume (Bill Murray). Life couldn't be better until Max and Herman both fall for 2nd grade teacher, Miss Cross, and the battle begins. A strangely intelligent and very...

The dangerous lives of altar boys

DPL Rating:
3

A story of a group of catholic boys in the 70's causing trouble to keep from dying of boredom. Unfortunately, some of their antics have tragic results. This film has a great cast, including Jodie Foster as a nun, short segments of animation scattered throughout, and interesting dialogue, resulting in...

Syndicate content