I See London, I See France Review

Title: I See London, I See France Author: Sarah Mlynowski Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, travel, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: I see London, I see France, I see Sydney’s underpants. Nineteen-year-old Sydney has the perfect summer mapped out. She’s spending the next four and half weeks traveling through Europe with her childhood best friend, Leela. … Continue reading I See London, I See France Review

One of Us is Lying Review

Title: One of Us is Lying Author: Karen M. McManus Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, mystery, thriller, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars, One of Us Is Lying is the story of what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive. Everyone is a suspect, and everyone has something … Continue reading One of Us is Lying Review

A Compilation of Short and Sweet Reviews for Mediocre Books

My reviews for Ashes, Ashes, Turtles all the Way Down, and The Best Kind of Magic!

I Am the Messenger Review

Title:  I Am the Messenger Author: Markus Zusak Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, mystery, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: protect the diamonds survive the clubs dig deep through the spades feel the hearts Ed Kennedy is an underage cabdriver without much of a future. He's pathetic at playing cards, hopelessly in love with his best friend, … Continue reading I Am the Messenger Review

Speak Review

Title: Speak Author: Laurie Halse Anderson Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: "Speak up for yourself--we want to know what you have to say." From the first moment of her freshman year at Merryweather High, Melinda knows this is a big fat lie, part of the nonsense of high school. She is … Continue reading Speak Review

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Review

Title: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time Author: Mark Haddon Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, classics, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: 'Haddon's portrayal of an emotionally dissociated mind is a superb achievement. He is a wise and bleakly funny writer with rare gifts of empathy.' Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries … Continue reading The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Review

It’s Kind of a Funny Story Review

Title: It's Kind of a Funny Story Author: Ned Vizzini Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: Ambitious New York City teenager Craig Gilner is determined to succeed at life - which means getting into the right high school to get into the right job. But once Craig aces his way into Manhattan's … Continue reading It’s Kind of a Funny Story Review

Don’t Even Think About It Review

Title: Don't Even Think About It Author: Sarah Mlynowski Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, magical realism, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: A contemporary teen novel with romance, secrets, scandals, and ESP from the author of Ten Things We Did (And Probably Shouldn't Have) and Bras & Broomsticks! We weren't always like this. We used to be average New York … Continue reading Don’t Even Think About It Review

Dreamland Review

Title: Dreamland Author: Sarah Dessen Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, romance, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: Wake up, Caitlin Ever since she started going out with Rogerson Biscoe, Caitlin seems to have fallen into a semiconscious dreamland where nothing is quite real. Rogerson is different from anyone Caitlin has ever known. He's magnetic. He's compelling. He's … Continue reading Dreamland Review

Some Girls Are Review

Title:  Some Girls Are Author: Courtney Summers Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: Climbing to the top of the social ladder is hard—falling from it is even harder.  Regina Afton used to be a member of the Fearsome Fivesome, an all-girl clique both feared and revered by the students at Hallowell High... … Continue reading Some Girls Are Review