Recently Read: Kate Messner’s Breakout & Sarah Crossan’s Moonrise

Review posts featuring a children’s lit title and young adult lit title don’t often (if ever!) appear on this site. However, after reading Kate Messner’s Breakout (the children’s title) and Sarah Crossan’s Moonrise (the young adult title) in succession, I thought it might be interesting to pair them together in a review. Both titles deal with the criminal justice system […]

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Review: Missing Mike by Shari Green

Review: Missing Mike by Shari Green Source: Hardcopy courtesy of Pajama Press. Thank you! Publication: May 11, 2018 by Pajama Press (in Canada) Book Description: He’s a rescue, a mutt. Maybe there’s a little golden retriever in him, although he’s not exactly pretty. He’s had a run-in with coyotes and he’s missing an eye. But Mike is eleven-year-old Cara Donovan’s […]

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Review: Knockout by K.A. Holt

Review: Knockout by K.A. Holt Source: Hardcopy courtesy of Raincoast Books. Thank you! Publication: March 6, 2018 by Chronicle Books Book Description: Levi just wants to be treated like a typical kid. As a baby, he had a serious disease that caused him respiratory issues. He’s fine now, but his mom and overprotective brother still think of him as damaged, […]

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Review: Booked by Kwame Alexander

Review: Booked by Kwame Alexander Source: ARC courtesy of Raincoast Books. Thank you! Publication: April 5, 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers Verdict: Excellent Book Description: Twelve-year-old Nick is a soccer-loving boy who absolutely hates books. In this follow-up to the Newbery-winning novel The Crossover , soccer, family, love, and friendship take center stage as Nick tries […]

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