Review: Displacement by Thalia Chaltas

Title: Displacement Author: Thalia Chaltas # of Pages: 364 Publisher: Viking Juvenille Publication Date: June 9th 2011 Source: Library Rating: 3 Hearts   Synopsis Home is supposed to be a place you belong. It’s supposed to be parents who are there and siblings who bug you and a life that feels comfortable. It’s not supposed to be an absentee mother or a drowned […]

Review: This Journal Belongs to Ratchet by Nancy J. Cavanaugh

  Title: This Journal Belongs to Ratchet Author: Nancy J. Cavanaugh # of Pages: 320 Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky Publication Date: April 2nd 2013 Source: Borrowed ARC Rating: 5 Hearts       Synopsis If only getting a new life were as easy as getting a new notebook. But it’s not. It’s the first day of school for all the kids in […]

Review: Audacious by Gabrielle Prendergast

Title: Audacious Author: Gabrielle Prendergast # of Pages: 288 Publisher: Orca Publication Date: October 1st 2013 Source: ARC provided by author in exchange for honest review Rating: 2.5 Hearts Synopsis Sixteen year old Raphaelle is that girl who says the wrong thing, who crosses the wrong person, who has the wrong hair, the wrong body, the wrong attitude, the totally wrong clothes. […]

Review: Love That Dog & Hate That Cat by Sharon Creech

Title: Love That Dog / Hate That Cat Author: Sharon Creech # Of Pages: 128/148 Publisher: HarperCollins Publication Date: April 8, 2008/ September 23, 2008 Source: Library Rating: 2 Hearts / 3 Hearts Synopsis (From Amazon) Love That Dog- Jack Room 105 – -Miss Stretchberry September 13 I don’t want to because boys don’t write poetry. Girls […]

Review: The Wild Book by Margarita Engle

Title: The Wild Book Author: Margarita Engle # Of Pages: 144 Publisher: Harcourt Children’s Books Publication Date: March 20th 2012 Source: Library Rating: 3 Hearts  Synopsis (From Fefa struggles with words. She has word blindness, or dyslexia, and the doctor says she will never read or write. Every time she tries, the letters jumble […]

Review: The Language Inside by Holly Thompson

Title: The Language Inside Author: Holly Thompson # Of Pages: 528 Publisher: Delacorte Books  Publication Date: May 14th 2013 Source: Borrowed Rating: 4 Hearts           Synopsis (From Emma Karas was raised in Japan; it’s the country she calls home. But when her mother is diagnosed with breast cancer, Emma’s family […]

Review: Witness by Karen Hesse

Title: Witness Author: Karen Hesse # Of Pages: 161 Publisher: Scholastic Publication Date: July 5th 2000 Source: Purchased Rating: 2 Hearts Synopsis (From Leanora Sutter. Esther Hirsh. Merlin Van Tornhout. Johnny Reeves . . . These characters are among the unforgettable cast inhabiting a small Vermont town in 1924. A town that turns against […]

Review: Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse

Title: Out of the Dust Author: Karen Hesse # Of Pages: 256 Publisher: Scholastic Publication Date: January 1st 1997 Source: Library Rating: 5 Hearts       Synopsis (From Goodreads) When Billie Jo is just fourteen she must endure heart-wrenching ordeals that no child should have to face. The quiet strength she displays while dealing […]

Review: Sisters of Glass by Stephanie Hemphill

Title: Sisters of Glass Author: Stephanie Hemphill # Of Pages: 160 Publisher: Knopf Publication Date: March 27th 2012 Source: Library Rating: 4 Hearts   Synopsis  (From Amazon) Maria is the younger daughter of an esteemed family on the island of Murano, the traditional home for Venetian glassmakers. Though she longs to be a glassblower herself, […]