Out of Place by Jennifer Blecher is a delicately woven slice-of-life novel about bullying, friendship, and wanting more out of life.
Do You Like Audiobooks? Welcome to a new-ish series in which I share the excellent audiobooks I've been listening to. In the past, I shared a list of books I thought were better as audiobooks. That's what I'll be continuing in this series! But, as a plus, with each post, I'll share something helpful about [...]
SYNOPSIS: PATINA Patina, or Patty, runs like a flash. She runs for many reasons—to escape the taunts from the kids at the fancy-schmancy new school she’s been sent to since she and her little sister had to stop living with their mom. She runs from the reason WHY she’s not able to live with her [...]
SYNOPSIS: Murder at TwilightWhen Viv has a fight with Noah, she doesn’t think it’ll be the last time she sees him. But when she gets back from school, he’s nowhere to be found and there are police cars everywhere, lights flashing and sirens blaring. SummaryMurder at Twilight is one of the few middle-grade/young-adult mysteries I've [...]
SYNOPSIS: Shouting at the Rain Delsie loves tracking the weather--lately, though, it seems the squalls are in her own life. She's always lived with her kindhearted Grammy, but now she's looking at their life with new eyes and wishing she could have a "regular family." Delsie observes other changes in the air, too--the most painful [...]
Summary: Louisiana's Way Home In this companion to Raymie Nightingale, Louisiana Elefante's grandmother wakes her up in the middle of the night because "the day of reckoning has arrived." Although Louisiana has always gone with her granny's flow, this time, she resists. She doesn't want to leave her friends and her cat, Archie behind. Still, [...]