Sadie – Courtney Summers

34810320Sadie by Courtney Summers

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Raincoast Books
Published: September 4th, 2018
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Recommended Age: 13+
Pacing: Slow
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Mystery, Abuse, Family Drama, Siblings


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Sadie hasn’t had an easy life. Growing up on her own, she’s been raising her sister Mattie in an isolated small town, trying her best to provide a normal life and keep their heads above water. But when Mattie is found dead, Sadie’s entire world crumbles. After a somewhat botched police investigation, Sadie is determined to bring her sister’s killer to justice and hits the road following a few meager clues to find him. When West McCray—a radio personality working on a segment about small, forgotten towns in America—overhears Sadie’s story at a local gas station, he becomes obsessed with finding the missing girl. He starts his own podcast as he tracks Sadie’s journey, trying to figure out what happened, hoping to find her before it’s too late. Continue reading

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Forgive My Fins – Tera Lynn Childs

6710476Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Received: Bought
Published: 2010
Publisher: HarperCollins
Recommended Age: 10+
Pacing: Fast
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Romance, Mermaids, Humor, Love-Triangle, Drama


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Seventeen-year-old Lily, half-mermaid and half-human, has been living on land and attending high school, where she develops a crush on a boy but is afraid to tell him of her true destiny as the ruler of the undersea kingdom of Thalassinia. Continue reading

The Princess Diaries – Meg Cabot

38980The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Bought
Published: 2000
Publisher: HarperCollins
Recommended Age: 10+
Pacing: Fast
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, High School, Drama, Family, Romance, Friendship


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Mia Thermopolis is pretty sure there’s nothing worse than being a five-foot-nine, flat-chested freshman, who also happens to be flunking Algebra. Is she ever in for a surprise. First Mom announces that she’s dating Mia’s Algebra teacher. Then Dad has to go and reveal that he is the crown prince of Genovia. And guess who still doesn’t have a date for the Cultural Diversity Dance? Continue reading