My rating: 3 of 5 stars Received: Scholastic Canada Publication Date: September 27th 2016 Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books Point of View: 1st Person & Feminine Recommended Age: 10+ Pacing: Fast Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Contemporary, Teen Romance, Football, Photography, Politics, Revenge
As a Congressman’s daughter in Washington, DC, Kate Hamilton is good at getting what she wants — what some people might call “interfering.” But when her family moves to West Texas so her dad can run in a special election, Kate encounters some difficulties that test all her political skills. None of her matchmaking efforts go according to plan. Her father’s campaign gets off to a rough start. A pro tip for moving to Texas: Don’t slam the star quarterback’s hand in a door. And whenever Kate messes up, the irritatingly right (and handsome) Hunter Price is there to witness it. But Kate has determination and a good heart, and with all her political savvy — and a little clever interference — she’ll figure out what it takes to make Red Dirt home.Continue reading →
My rating: 2 of 5 stars Received: Borrowed Publication Date: June 7th 2011 Publisher: Quirk Point of View: 1st Person & Masculine Recommended Age: 12+ Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Fantasy, Parnormal, World War II, Family, Photography
A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of curious photographs.
A horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.
A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows. Continue reading →