Review: A Line of Blood

When Alex Mercer follows his son into the house next door in search of their cat, he discovers the neighbor’s dead body in the bathtub and his life is suddenly and irrevocably changed. He and his family – the little tribe he has always been so comfortable with and proud… Continue Reading Review: A Line of Blood

Review: Night on Fire

Billie Sims is a thirteen-year-old girl living in Anniston, Alabama when the Civil Rights Movement is gathering support across the country. In her town, things have always been the same. Segregation is a reality she has never really considered. That is until she hears about the Freedom Riders, a group… Continue Reading Review: Night on Fire

Review: In a Dark Dark Wood

After ten years, Lenora is unexpectedly invited to an old friends’ bachelorette party at a cabin in the woods. She begrudgingly agrees to attend, but when she wakes up in the hospital it’s clear that something went terribly wrong. She must piece together her memories to figure out what happened, who… Continue Reading Review: In a Dark Dark Wood

Review: Girl in the Woods

Girl in the Woods is Aspen Matis’ memoir about dropping out of college after being raped to hike the Pacific Crest Trail all the way from Mexico to Canada on her own. Suffering from the trauma of the rape, her college’s poor handling of the situation, and her family discouraging… Continue Reading Review: Girl in the Woods

Review: Burn Girl

Arlie’s version of normal is taking care of her drug-addicted mother, not going to school, living in motels or out of a car, and avoiding strangers who stare at her the burn scars she got in a meth-lab explosion. When her mother dies, everything changes. She’s back in school, living… Continue Reading Review: Burn Girl

Review: What We Saw

When four of Kate Weston’s classmates are charged for rape, her town becomes the centre of a huge controversy. News crews stake out at the school, her parents suggest she try to stay out of the way, and the entire school seems to direct their anger toward Stacey Stallard, the… Continue Reading Review: What We Saw

Review: Never Said

This is the latest from PEN Award-winning author, Carol Lynch Williams. It is the story of twin sisters, Sarah and Annie. Sarah has always struggled with social anxiety and has both looked up to and been jealous of Annie, the outgoing beauty queen and star of the family. Dealing with… Continue Reading Review: Never Said