Category Archives: BOOK REVIEWS

My Mother Was a Freedom Fighter by Aja Monet

by Claudia Rojas Aja Monet’s My Mother Was a Freedom Fighter came into my life after someone spoke the words “So you like poetry? Read this.” At that point, the collection was in my hands before I could blink away

Go Ask Alice by Beatrice Sparks

by Andrea K. When I was first asked to review my favorite YA novel, I thought to myself, “What an easy assignment! I got this!” Until it wasn’t easy, and I didn’t have it…  The fact of the matter is

Book Review: Lily and Dunkin by Donna Gephart

by Andrea K. Let me just say I am in love with this book! The characters are so realistic and have such so much pain in their teenage lives; I just want to hug both of them. Timothy was born

Book Review: Be A Star by Malique Washington

by Jessica Starks This book is a testament to all grandchildren to appreciate their grandparents and love them while they are still around. Be A Star is a book completely filled with love and is undeniably a passion project. A

Book Review: Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

by Claudia Rojas Stargirl is the typical boy-meets-girl story with the least of typical girls. Spinelli’s characters are often beautiful wonders; here, readers will not be disappointed, as they meet home-schooled, bright sunshine, Susan Caraway. The novel gives young readers

Book Review: Who Am I Without Him by Sharon G. Flake

by Darnnell Reese This book is easy to read with very short stories/chapters. The characters are all relatable to just about every kind of kid you’ve seen or known in junior high school. Each character has an insecurity within themselves

Book Review: 20.000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne

Review by Maricel Dragan In the year 1866 French professor Anorax and his assistant Council embark on a voyage. Tales of a huge cetacean wandering the oceans are in the mouth of every sailor. Stories spread throughout the 7 continents.

Book Review: Darius & Twig by Walter Dean Myers

by Claudia Rojas Darius & Twig will keep teens and young adults completely hooked with its endearing storytelling and high school boys. It’s easy to like the story’s simple narration and the main character, Darius, who has a writer’s imagination.

Book Review: Star Chasing by Dawn Lajeunesse

By Claudia Rojas Star Catching is a story of grief by Dawn Lajeunesse, but one filled with tenderness and family love to push along young readers. As a reader, I look for narratives that allow me to vividly imagine the

Book Review: Savvy by Ingrid Law

by Jada Davis Savvy by Ingrid Law is a novel about a girl named Mississippi “Mibs” Beaumont and her family that gets magical powers called a “savvy” that every family member gets when they turn thirteen years old. Two days