Review: A Monster Calls 

So today my friend places a book in my hand and says just read it. So I did in one sitting this evening. I would have never seen A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness for the amazing story it is if  I had just come across it.  Everyone at some point has to tell their story whether they like how it goes or what’s going … Continue reading Review: A Monster Calls 

Thirteen Reasons Why: Netflix Series Review

Today, I finished the series that Netflix made from Jay Asher’s novel Thirteen Reasons Why. The Netflix series is well made but I honestly prefer the book. The story in the book is experienced by the individual in a way that takes them on Hannah Baker’s experience of choosing to end her life and her reasons. The book is a journey without extra entertainment value … Continue reading Thirteen Reasons Why: Netflix Series Review

Pasadena Review

I loved this book. Suicide is such a taboo and we never want to think about someone we love ending their life. But what if they do, what if they choose to leave us or dare we say it, someone ended it for them. In this amazing novel we follow Jude through the loss of her best friend. Jude does not think it’s possible for … Continue reading Pasadena Review

Californium by R. Dean Johnson

  This book is a fantastic coming of age novel during a time when rebellion is about finding yourself. This book captures teen angst in a storyline that uses punk rock and seeking popularity to follow the story of a young man named Reece. Reece wants nothing more than to be noticed especially after he returns from New York. He left a life he loved … Continue reading Californium by R. Dean Johnson

Back of Beyond Blitz

Dina Martin and Nicholas Riley are total opposites.  She’s the good girl with the perfect grades and he’s the bad boy with the reputation.  Growing up together with close family ties, they have been at war for as long as they can remember. When the unthinkable happens, neither of them wants it. Set in a small town at the turn of the millennium, this story … Continue reading Back of Beyond Blitz

Back of Beyond Review

This book transported me back to my teenage years during the nineties. Neeny Boucher cleverly uses ninety alternative/grunge rock songs for the chapter titles and this cleverly sets the tone for each one. This book is supposed to be YA but I feel that it is more for us generation X readers because it really takes you back. Dina Martin is at a cross roads. … Continue reading Back of Beyond Review