Book Review: “The Storm Runner” by J.C. Cervantes
Book Reviews / September 18, 2018

Zane Obispo has always been a social outcast, and living in the New Mexican Desert with elderly neighbors didn’t help that situation. The best part of living in the desert was the dormant volcano that was practically in his backyard. Little does he know, deep in the center of the volcano is an ancient relic that is tied to Zane and the future of humanity.

Book Review: “Harbor Me” by Jacqueline Woodson
Book Reviews / September 16, 2018

Early in the school year, Haley’s teacher walks her six students to an empty classroom and tells them the hour is theirs, to talk to each other without an adult around. As the year unfolds, the group starts to trust one another – even with the hard things in their lives. Jacqueline Woodson’s latest novel is a breathtaking gem of a book that’s never been more needed.

Book Review: “We Regret to Inform You” by A.E. Kaplan
Book Reviews / August 29, 2018

Mischa Abramavicius did everything she was supposed to in order to be accepted to the “right” colleges – which is why finding out she was rejected from every school she applied to is particularly devastating. Her mind won’t rest until she knows if her rejections are because she did something wrong or because her applications were sabotaged.

Book Review: “What Should Be Wild” by Julia Fine
Book Reviews / August 6, 2018

Maisie Cothay was born with the power of death – everything she touches dies instantly. As Maisie grows into womanhood, she learns that she is only the latest in a line of women deemed unfit for society, and when her father disappears, she’s forced to come face to face with both her family legacy and her own power.

Graphic Novel Review: “Making Friends” by Kristen Gudsnuk
Book Reviews / July 31, 2018

Seventh grade isn’t off to a great start for Dany – she’s starting middle school, and none of her friends are in her classes. But when Dany discovers that a sketchbook she inherits from Great-Aunt Elma brings anything she draws to life, things take a turn for the interesting.