REVIEW| PATINA

REVIEW| PATINA

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 [...]

REVIEW| MURDER AT TWILIGHT

REVIEW| MURDER AT TWILIGHT

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 [...]

REVIEW| SHOUTING AT THE RAIN

REVIEW| SHOUTING AT THE RAIN

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 [...]

REVIEW| SEARCHING FOR SYLVIE LEE

REVIEW| SEARCHING FOR SYLVIE LEE

SYNOPSIS: Searching for Sylvie Lee Searching for Sylvie Lee is a poignant and suspenseful drama that untangles the complicated ties binding three women—two sisters and their mother—in one Chinese immigrant family and explores what happens when the eldest daughter disappears, and a series of family secrets emerge. Summary This novel opens with the disorienting discovery [...]

PICTURE BOOK FRIDAY: CLOTHESLINE CLUES TO THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

PICTURE BOOK FRIDAY: CLOTHESLINE CLUES TO THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

Disclaimer: I received an electronic ARC of Clothesline Clues to the First Day of School from the publisher. All views expressed in this review are my honest opinions. SYNOPSIS: Clothesline Clues to the First Day of SchoolCatchy rhymes and visual cues introduce young readers to the people they'll encounter as they embark on their first [...]