Book Review: Pretties

Pretties by Scott Westerfeld 2005. 348 pages. Series: Uglies, Book 2 Genre: Dystopian, Science Fiction, Young Adult Final Rating: 3 out of 5 stars   Summary:  Tally has finally become pretty. Now her looks are beyond perfect, her clothes are awesome, her boyfriend is totally hot, and she's completely popular. It's everything she's ever wanted.... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Swap

The Swap by Megan Shull 2014. 382 pages. Genre: Young Adult, Middle Grade, Contemporary Age Range: 10-14 years old Final Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars Summary:  “YOU BE ME... AND I'LL BE YOU.” ELLIE spent the summer before seventh grade getting dropped by her best friend since forever. JACK spent it training in "The... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Uglies

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld 2005. 425 pages. Series: Uglies, Book 1 Genre: Dystopian, Science Fiction, Young Adult Final Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars   Summary:  Tally is about to turn sixteen, and she can't wait. In just a few weeks she'll have the operation that will turn her from a repellent ugly into a... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Clay Tongue

Clay Tongue by Nicholas Conley 2016 53 pages Genre: Fantasy, Visionary Fiction Final Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Summary:  Katie Mirowitz is a small little girl with an even smaller little voice. She possesses a deep love for her grandfather, who suffers from aphasia after a bad stroke cuts loose the part of his... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Intraterrestrial

Intraterrestrial by Nicholas Conley 2018. 254 pages.  Genre: Science Fiction, Young Adult Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Summary: Adam Helios is a bully magnet without many friends. When he starts hearing a voice that claims to come from the stars, he fears he’s losing his mind, so he withdraws even further. On the way... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Your Own, Sylvia

Your Own, Sylvia: A Verse Portrait of Sylvia Plath by Stephanie Hemphill 2007. 272 pages Genre: Poetry, Young Adult Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Summary: Your Own, Sylvia draws on Plath’s writing and extensive nonfiction sources, chronicling Hemphill’s interpretation of Plath’s life from infancy to her death by suicide at age 30. The poems are... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Giver

The Giver by Lois Lowry 1993. 240 pages. Series: Giver Quartet, Book 1 Genre: Young Adult, Utopian and Dystopian fiction, Sci-Fi My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Summary: Life in the community where Jonas lies is idyllic.  Designated birthmothers produce new children, who are assigned to appropriate family units; one male, one female, to... Continue Reading →

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