Book Review: Winter Girls by Laurie Halse Anderson

Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson Lia and Cassie have been best friends since elementary school. They made a pact when they were 13 to be “the skinniest together.” Years later, Lia has been let out of the Eating Disorder clinic  for the second time. She and Cassie haven’t spoken in months, the last time manyContinue reading “Book Review: Winter Girls by Laurie Halse Anderson”

Book Review: Ask the Passengers

Ask the Passengers by A.S King Astrid Jones is a 17-year old senior high school student in a small town. Her family consists of a controlling mother, a perfect , athletic younger sister who is the mother’s obvious favourite and a father who drowns his own feelings of inadequacy in copious marijuana use. As nobodyContinue reading “Book Review: Ask the Passengers”

Book Review: The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen

The Running Dream By Wendelin Van Draanen I really enjoyed Van Draanen’s book Flipped, and therefore was looking forward to reading The Running Dream. It is our community reads season, and it is a book about running. I would like to have a good book that showcases some sort of sport on the long list andContinue reading “Book Review: The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen”

Book Review: The Talk-Funny Girl

The Talk-Funny Girl by Roland Merullo Marjorie Richards lives on the outskirts of a small town in rural New Hampshire but even that does not account for her level of isolation. She lives with her parents, who hardly leave their small patch of land except to go to the local bar and to Pastor Schect’sContinue reading “Book Review: The Talk-Funny Girl”

Book Review: Picture Me Gone by Meg Rosoff

It is that time of the year again, when I am furiously reading a certain kind of novel, that elusive species of book that can simultaneously entice a girls from the ages of 12 to 17 old, as well as all their parents and all their teachers. I know. I should just give up now.Continue reading “Book Review: Picture Me Gone by Meg Rosoff”

Hi! I’m Back!

So you know when you have put something off for such a long time and it gets to be so long since you have done it that a task that wasn’t that big to begin with suddenly takes on epic proportions and becomes akin to scaling a mountain instead of taking a little trip toContinue reading “Hi! I’m Back!”

Dear Bernadette: A review, kind of.

Dear Ms. Bernadette Fox, First thing’s first. I know what you are thinking. You are thinking Does this woman realise I am a fictional character? Yes? Do she care? No. I have been talking to fictional characters ever since I read The Catcher in the Rye at the age of 13 and found Holden CaulfieldContinue reading “Dear Bernadette: A review, kind of.”

Book Review: The Blondes by Emily Schultz

Hazel Hayes has a complicated life. She has just arrived in New York from Toronto to complete her graduate studies. On the same day that she finds out she is pregnant by her married advisor, a crazed blonde woman pushes a young girl on to the subway tracks. The next day another act of violenceContinue reading “Book Review: The Blondes by Emily Schultz”

Thoughts on Saleema Nawaz’s Bone & Bread and Other Random Musings

I have been meaning to write this post for about a month but alas my old nemesis Time has decided to run away from me. Two jobs and an editing process that has gone from a “new coat of paint and refinish the floors” job to a “let me take a wrecking ball to theContinue reading “Thoughts on Saleema Nawaz’s Bone & Bread and Other Random Musings”