Review: This One Summer

I picked up This One Summer in Fredericton while I was on (an impromptu) vacation. I’d seen it praised on social media and heard that Jillian and Mariko Tamaki were redefining the genre, at it won a GG,  so I figured it’d be good. Plus, it seemed particularly fitting for a… Continue Reading Review: This One Summer

Review: Towers Falling

When her fifth grade teacher starts a series of lessons about the two towers once visible from her classroom window, Deja is confused. What does the past have to do with anything? Fifteen years have gone by since the towers stood. As she begins to piece together the details of… Continue Reading Review: Towers Falling

Review: Everland

Everland presents a dark twist on J.M. Barrie’s tale of lost boys, pirates, and fairies. London is in ruins as a result of German invasion and a deadly disease has left only children alive. The teenage Gwen Darling struggles to keep her younger siblings Joanna and Mikey alive. When Joanna is… Continue Reading Review: Everland

Review: Fuzzy Mud

Tamaya Dhilwaddi and Marshall Walsh walk to and from school everyday. But when bully Chad Hilligas challenges Marshall to a fight, Marshall leads Tamaya into the woods to avoid it. They get lost and when Chad shows up all three find trouble in the form of mysterious fuzzy mud that… Continue Reading Review: Fuzzy Mud

Review: Brown Girl Dreaming

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

Review: The Nest

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