Contemporary, Drama, Mystery/Thriller

Odd Child Out by Gilly MacMillan

I was a little hesitant to read this novel because I hadn’t enjoyed The Perfect Girl. However, let it never be said that I am prejudiced against an author or their work; I always try to read at least one more book by that author to see whether I can gel with the author’s storytelling style. I was also intrigued because this…

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Contemporary, Fantasy (Teen), YA Fiction

As You Wish by Chelsea Sedoti

The first thing that caught my attention with this book was its title. If you have ever watched or read The Princess Bride, then you know EXACTLY what I’m referencing! I for sure thought the author would put that in somewhere in the story. But the story itself is very interesting, and that’s what made me decide to read this book.…

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Contemporary, YA Fiction

Down and Across by Arvin Ahmadi

Synopsis (Goodreads): Scott Ferdowsi has a track record of quitting. Writing the Great American Novel? Three chapters. His summer internship? One week. His best friends know exactly what they want to do with the rest of their lives, but Scott can hardly commit to a breakfast cereal, let alone a passion. With college applications looming, Scott’s parents pressure him to get…

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Contemporary, Historical Fiction, Horror

In Case I Go by Angie Abdou

I always love it when I decide to read a book on a whim and find myself loving the story. That’s what happened here. I saw this sitting on the shelf of my local library and the synopsis, while sparse, was interesting enough that I decided to give it a shot. Synopsis: 10-year-old Eli and his parents have returned to their…

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Contemporary, Drama, Family, Fiction

Only Child by Rhiannon Navin

One of the things that drew me to this book was the number of comparisons it had to Room by Emma Donoghue. I absolutely adored that book. I was wondering if this novel would live up to that comparison… It most definitely did. Synopsis (Goodreads): Squeezed into a coat closet with his classmates and teacher, first grader Zach Taylor can hear gunshots ringing…

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Contemporary, Drama, Family

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

I remember reading Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng with more than a little trepidation. I shy away from tragic stories because I absolutely hate turning into a sobbing mess. While that novel was definitely sad, it was well worth the effort because of the beautiful story it told. With that in mind, I decided to try this new…

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Green by Sam Graham-Felsen

The year is almost ending, and Christmas is approaching, and I have soooo many books I want to finish!! I’m home right now with my family, which is great because I can spend some quality time with them, but not so great in terms of getting through my book list. However, I’m going to do my best to keep reading…

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