In Find a Way, Diana Nyad passionately tells the story of how she worked toward her dream of swimming from Cuba to Florida. She first attempted the journey in her twenties, after becoming a world champion long-distance swimmer, but was blown off course, ending the swim. It was three decades before… Continue Reading Review: Find a Way
In Brown Girl Dreaming award-winning author Jaqueline Woodson shares her experiences of growing up in South Carolina and Brooklyn, New York, during the 1960s and 1970s though free verse. Woodson explores what it is to feel at home and like an outsider at the same time, while describing her growing awareness… Continue Reading Review: Brown Girl Dreaming
In a world where monsters, vampires, and the apocalypse are never far off, Mikey is a regular kid trying to graduate, go to prom, and work up the courage to ask a girl out. He is not the chosen one. But that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have problems to solve… Continue Reading Review: The Rest of Us Just Live Here
The Nest tells the story of older brother Steve, who struggles to cope with anxiety and his family’s concerns over his baby brother, who is sick with a congenital illness. After being stung by a white wasp, he gains the ability to speak with the queen of the hive built on… Continue Reading Review: The Nest
2015 was an eventful year for me. I received my English degree, traveled to Europe, lived in New York for six weeks while learning all about publishing (and growing my book collection considerably). I visited family in New Brunswick, started a new job in Ottawa, and started this blog. It… Continue Reading Happy New Year!