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| FOCUSED

REVIEW| FOCUSED

SYNOPSIS: Focused Clea can't control her thoughts. She knows she has to do her homework . . . but she gets distracted. She knows she can't just say whatever thought comes into her head . . . but sometimes she can't help herself. She know she needs to focus . . . but how can [...]

REVIEW| FINDING PERFECT

REVIEW| FINDING PERFECT

Finding Perfect SYNOPSIS To Molly Nathans, perfect is: • The number four • The tip of a newly sharpened number two pencil • A crisp, white pad of paper • Her neatly aligned glass animal figurines What’s not perfect is Molly’s mother leaving the family to take a faraway job with the promise to return [...]