August 14, 2017

by: Kimmery Martin

“Fat moths the size of palms wreathed my hair like pearls and moonstones. And then, as I had done since before language burgeoned in the velvet clefts of the mind - I danced.” (230, Chokshi)

Ripe with vivid descriptive language and an enthralling story with roots in Hin...

March 9, 2017

by: Kimmery Martin

Well, this book tore my heart in half and then stomped on it, but before we get into that, here’s some background: Theo, Griffin’s ex-boyfriend, first love, and favorite person in the whole world dies, leaving Griffin in shambles. Griffin narrates in alternating timeli...

February 10, 2017

by: Kimmery Martin

Today's book review is a guest post from my friend Colman, age 12. He'll be recommending Middle Grade and Young Adult books from time to time, so stay tuned.

For this review, he selected Virals by Kathy Reichs and Brendan Reichs, featuring protagonist Tory Brennan,...

November 23, 2016

by: Kimmery Martin

Let's start out with a synopsis.

Libby, formerly “America's fattest teen,” is about to become a junior in high school. She is still recovering from her mother’s death a few years before, but she is determined to live on. She wants to find friends, find love, and take a...

September 10, 2016

Note from Kimmery: All Middle Grade books with boy protagonists are reviewed by my ten-year-old son, Alex. I had my doubts about whether he'd enjoy a book of poetry, but I was wrong. He loved this book. We both did. For days after reading it, I couldn't stop thinking a...

April 19, 2016

My household got slaughtered last week by a vicious, soul-sucking GI virus similar to Ebola. I zombied around without sleep for 898 straight hours, while enduring a constant spray of foul bodily fluids from whichever prostrated child I was holding, trying not to whine...

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