Tag: reading

The Field Guide to the North American Teenager

By Ben Philippe YA novel My Synopsis: Teenaged Black French Canadian Norris Kaplan has to move to Austin Texas after his parents’ divorce. He hates everyone and everything until he kinda doesn’t maybe? Cheerleaders, jocks, romance, the whole high school shebang you see in… Continue Reading “The Field Guide to the North American Teenager”

A Million Shades of Gray

By Cynthia Kadohata. A book review and commentary. This young adult story takes place in 1975 in the Central Highlands of South Vietnam. I wanted to read it because I have a fascination with history and untold truths and because I highly admire elephants.… Continue Reading “A Million Shades of Gray”

The Adventures of a South Pole Pig

By Chris Kurtz. At my last library visit, I found a gem of a book that was the one I thought I’d like least of all. The library only had one of the six books I was searching for so I had to browse for… Continue Reading “The Adventures of a South Pole Pig”

Goodreads Monday

I reactivated my Goodreads account yesterday so I figured I’d chime in on this post I always see on Confessions of a YA Reader’s blog. However, as she mentions, Goodreads Monday is hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners. So cheers to both of these fantastic bloggers. Goodreads… Continue Reading “Goodreads Monday”

Julián Is a Mermaid

by Jessica Love. Julián is a Mermaid is, for me, a book about why I love picture books. It’s a book about the innocence and imagination of children. It’s a book about love. Julián sees something beautiful on his way home and feels the urge,… Continue Reading “Julián Is a Mermaid”