Review: Nest by Esther Ehrlich

Review: Nest by Esther Ehrlich

Synopsis from Goodreads For fans of Jennifer Holm (Penny from Heaven, Turtle in Paradise), a heartfelt and unforgettable middle-grade novel about an irresistible girl and her family, tragic change, and the healing power of love and friendship. In 1972 home is a cozy nest on Cape Cod for eleven-year-old Naomi “Chirp” Orenstein, her older sister, … Continue reading

Review: Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys

Review: Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys

Synopsis from Goodreads It’s 1950, and as the French Quarter of New Orleans simmers with secrets, seventeen-year-old Josie Moraine is silently stirring a pot of her own. Known among locals as the daughter of a brothel prostitute, Josie wants more out of life than the Big Easy has to offer. She devises a plan to … Continue reading

Review: Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella

Review: Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella

Synopsis from Goodreads An anxiety disorder disrupts fourteen-year-old Audrey’s daily life. She has been making slow but steady progress with Dr. Sarah, but when Audrey meets Linus, her brother’s gaming teammate, she is energized. She connects with him. Audrey can talk through her fears with Linus in a way she’s never been able to do … Continue reading

Review: This is Not a Love Story by Keren David

Review: This is Not a Love Story by Keren David

Synopsis from Goodreads Kitty dreams of a beautiful life, but that’s impossible in suburban London where her family is haunted by her father’s unexpected death. So when her mum suggests moving to Amsterdam to try a new life, Kitty doesn’t take much persuading. Will this be her opportunity to make her life picture perfect? In … Continue reading

Review: Nona & Me by Clare Atkins

Review: Nona & Me by Clare Atkins

Synopsis from Goodreads Rosie and Nona are sisters. Yapas. They are also best friends. It doesn’t matter that Rosie is white and Nona is Aboriginal: their family connections tie them together for life. Born just five days apart in a remote corner of the Northern Territory, the girls are inseperable, until Nona moves away at … Continue reading

Review: A Small Madness by Dianne Touchell

Review: A Small Madness by Dianne Touchell

Synopsis from Goodreads Rose didn’t tell anyone about it. She wondered if it showed. She looked at herself in the mirror and turned this way and then that way. She stood as close to the mirror as she could, leaning over the bathroom basin, looking into her own eyes until they disappeared behind the fog … Continue reading

Review: Conversion by Katherine Howe

Review: Conversion by Katherine Howe

Synopsis from Goodreads It’s senior year at St. Joan’s Academy, and school is a pressure cooker. College applications, the battle for valedictorian, deciphering boys’ texts: Through it all, Colleen Rowley and her friends are expected to keep it together. Until they can’t. First it’s the school’s queen bee, Clara Rutherford, who suddenly falls into uncontrollable … Continue reading