Review: Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Marie Semple

Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Marie Semple is a witty, humorous novel that will have you booking a flight to Seattle cruise to Antarctica (Is the Drake Passage that bad?). Bernadette is mother to Bee, a precocious teenager whose impressive academic and social standing barely hold a candle to her wit and wisdom. Bernadette hates … More Review: Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Marie Semple

Book 61: That’s Not a Feeling by Dan Josefson

Roaring Orchards School for Troubled Teens in upstate New York is under the direction of Aubrey, a man with a somewhat unconventional system for rehabilitating teens from their suicidal, self-harming, depressive, or just generally wild states. This is the convoluted home of Dan Josefson’s That’s Not a Feeling, published by what is becoming my favorite … More Book 61: That’s Not a Feeling by Dan Josefson

Book 41: The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan

The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan is a 2012 Alex Award winning title. The book is written in the form of a dictonary. Every (or every-other) page is a new word, but it is not defined normally. Instead, Levithan uses an anecdote from the relationship between the two protagonists to define the word. For example: … More Book 41: The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan

Book 26: The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt: a novel in pictures by Caroline Preston

The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt: a novel in pictures by Caroline Preston is a very cute story of young adult Frankie told via scrapbook pictures, captions, and momentos. The story begins with her wrapping up her public education, readying herself to be a woman of the 1920s. She loves Hemingway and English, graduates a Vasser … More Book 26: The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt: a novel in pictures by Caroline Preston