Reviews and Blog Posts: Grief

Love is the higher law

by David Levithan

Reviewer Rating:
4

It was a day when everything changed for everyone. Find out how 9/11 affected the lives of 3 NYC teenagers in this novel that yes, will make you cry, but is ultimately about hope, human connection, and love. Claire was in school when the attacks happened. She immediately went from...

Ash

by Malinda Lo

Reviewer Rating:
5

Ash's mother died when she was young, and after her father remarries, she loses him to illness, too. In a world where the king's philosophers try to move people away from their belief in fairies and Wood magic, Ash turns to this other world to escape from her stepmother and...

Crash into me

by Albert Borris

Reviewer Rating:
0

Owen, Frank, Audrey, and Jin-Ae have their own unique problems, but they all want to deal with them in the same way--by committing suicide. They met online, but now are going to meet in person for a final road trip. Their plan: visit the gravesites of celebrities who have committed...

Notes for a memoir : on Isaac Asimov, life, and writing

by Janet Asimov

Reviewer Rating:
4

Notes from Isaac Asimov's widow on her life as a writer and life with her very famous, very prolific, gregarious and eccentric husband. As an Asimov fan from way back, and having read two of Isaac's early autobiographies, this short work made me smile with recognition at recollections of Isaac...

Far from Xanadu

by Julie Anne Peters

Reviewer Rating:
0

Mike has dealt with a lot in her short life--the death of her father, her mother's increasing isolation, few future prospects in her small Kansas town. She finds hope in being strong on the softball field and at the gym. But then, another source of hope comes to town-Xanadu, the...

Pieces of Georgia : a novel

by Jennifer Bryant

Reviewer Rating:
0

Georgia McCoy doesn't know how she'll fill up the empty journal she was given by her guidance counselor because she's at risk--her mom died a few years ago, her dad doesn't communicate much, and she feels like she has to hide her artistic tendencies from him because they remind him...

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