Reviews and Blog Posts: Friendship

Skary childrin and the carousel of sorrow

by Katy Towell

Reviewer Rating:
3

For twelve days straight in the twelfth month of the year 1912, the small town of Widowsbury was ravaged by a storm which brought with it all manner of paranormal threats. Now, twelve years later, everyone in the town operates under the rule that, "Known is good! New is bad!" Unfortunately,...

Memory of water

by Emmi Itäranta

Reviewer Rating:
4

A book for fans of dystopias that are thoughtful and measured vs. action packed. Climate change has changed the world, and the Scandinavian Union is experiencing a water shortage and great restrictions from the ruling government of New Qian. We don't learn much about what's happening in the world outside,...

Dear killer

by Katherine Ewell

Reviewer Rating:
3

Only Kit and her mother know that Kit is London's feared "Perfect Killer." At 17, she's been a murderer for hire for years, and lives by the code her mother has taught her: Nothing is right, nothing is wrong. Be careful. Don't be anything but perfect. But Kit's carefully segmented...

The last kings of Sark : a novel

by Rosa Rankin-Gee

Reviewer Rating:
4

The nostalgia of an idyllic island summer is fully felt in this debut novel. Recent college graduate Jude (not the expected young man) has been hired to tutor 16-year-old Pip for the college exams he has no intention of passing. Along with the Pip's family's cook, Sofi, the young almost-adults...

Half bad

by Sally Green

Reviewer Rating:
3

Who decides what's black or white? Good or evil?  Nathan is hoping he'll find his answer on his seventeenth birthday when he receives his three wishes. But the Council of White Witches of England, Scotland, and Wales have other plans for Nathan which include making sure he doesn't live to...

Ava and Pip

by Carol Weston

Reviewer Rating:
3

10 year old Ava Wren is an outgoing word nerd whose biggest annoyance is being constantly overshadowed at home by her shy older sister, Pip. She understands why most of the time, because Pip is not just shy, but painfully shy. Like, barely says two words on any given day at...

You look different in real life

by Jennifer Castle

Reviewer Rating:
4

Justine used to be the sassy breakout star of the "Five At..." documentaries, but at 16 and with the next installment due to be filmed, she feels she's failed to live up to everyone's expectations of her, including her own. She has no boyfriend, no ambition, and she doesn't really...

Everything leads to you

by Nina LaCour

A story of connection, family, the power of movies, and the power of the stories we tell ourselves, Emi Price's summer is captivating. She's just graduated from high school, has been working as set design intern for a movie studio for years, and has just gotten a big break and...

Noggin

by John Corey Whaley

Reviewer Rating:
5

16 year old Travis is dying of leukemia so his family makes the shocking decision to cut off his head and freeze it in case technology can someday bring him back. He's not ready to go but he's tired. He's leaving behind his parents, his best friend Kyle and worst...

An invisible thread

by Laura Schroff

Reviewer Rating:
4

An Invisible Thread is the true story of a New York City businesswoman and an 11-year-old panhandler. The title comes from the Chinese proverb, "An invisible thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place, and circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle. But it will never...

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