Lying to Children – Review

"Believe me, it's not easy being a dad. It takes love, strength, patience, understanding... and the ability to lie sincerely to impressionable young children about all manners of things, from the existence of Santa Claus to why they can't have a puppy." Lying to Children is a funny novel, set up as a series of [...]

Girl On Point – Review

"This is a whole new level of hate. This is a Super Bowl stadium full of hate. This is homicidal hate." Alex is a High School Senior. She plays basketball for her school and loves sharing the team with her younger sister Jenny. She has a boyfriend, friends, and while her mother is a bit [...]

Spoonbenders – Review

"The thing about skeletons was, you never knew how much space they were taking up in the closet until you got rid of them." Spoonbenders is a funny story about a family. This particular family, the Amazing Telemachus Family, is a family of psychics. Each with abilities to astound and dazzle. Except, they don't really [...]

Light Radiance Splendor – Review

This is a difficult review to write. I need to preface by saying, I don't know much, if anything about Kabbalah. And while I know some of the basic tenets of Judaism, again, this is not a subject I am well versed in. I preface my review with that disclaimer simply because I am not [...]

The Wildling Sisters – Review

"It's not the dead who suffer. It's the living, you see." The Wilding Sisters is an exceptional book that spans the lives of two families separated by decades. In the 1950's, we are introduced to the Wilding sisters. A group of four girls, raised by a bohemian mother in London. The highlight of their summers [...]

Not the Only Sky – Review

"People warn you not to stare at the sun, she thinks, but it's so much sky that hurts." Tiny Mite is an imaginative 8 year old girl, living with her mother and grandmother in rural South Dakota. She is rambunctious and clever and lives in her own world. Her teacher thinks her imagination is a [...]

No Ordinary Star – Review

"If you're watching this, I'm dead." From the very beginning, we are thrown into a world that is simultaneously beautiful and brutal. This is a future where humans have solved basic human needs. There is no need to eat. There is no need to sleep. Honestly, on the surface this is a future that sounds [...]

Lost Boy – Review

"Peter will say I'm a villain, that I wronged him, that I never was his friend. But I told you already, Peter lies." Oh what a dark delight this book was! I really love diving deep into the psyche of a villain and reading how they were made. But this book is so deliciously different. [...]