A roadtrip to Seabrook Washington resulted in discovering so many delightful things from Gnome Houses to the beach.
I suspect I would have liked the Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi if it wasn't so hyped. It's a good fantasy YA novel.
How do you define cultural approriation? It's a lot harder than the arguments on social media make it look.
I love hearing local family lore. Being in Blaine, on the US/Canada border, I learned of smuggling alcohol into the United States.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets still leaves things unanswered. Not things like: Snape good or evil, but like can Harry be more stupid?
Grief, love, and life on a Canadian Indian Reserve in Fire Song by Adam Garnet Jones.
Beck's mom wants him to be a world-famous pianist, at any cost. A Thousand Perfect Notes by CG Drews is a heart-breaking but inspiring story of family, friendship, ambitions, and mental illness.
What are 50 things about Bianca? Yes, a whole 50. Of course it's a random collection of facts. It's about me.
Have you read the Harry Potter series and been left with questions? I've read it many times and still want answers to these things.
I asked for well-intended but terribly rude questions. The ones that leave you in shocked silence while wondering “Did they really say that?”
I finally read Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. It's an adorably cute story of love, trust, friendship, and self.
He insisted she get into the car. He just wanted to talk. The Kidnapping. A short story that's been floating around my head.
Thanks to author, Meiling Colorado, stopping by the blog to chat about her YA and sci-fi novel, Aftermath.
Post-war is meant to be easier, right? Aftermath by Meiling Colorado is the story of a community trying to move on but things get in the way.
Have you spent time in a border town? They are a little quirky with things you don't see in other places.
Abdi Nor Iftin and I both moved to the United States on the Diversity Visa. Except he came from war-torn Somalia. Call Me American is a fascinating memoir of bravery and growing up in war then moving to America.
Can science win them back? That's what Maya attempts in Chemistry Lessons: the new Young Adult novel by Meredith Goldstein.
How close do you really know the people around you? That's the question in Paper Towns by John Green in this YA novel.
Sixteen-year old Essie Hicks is the youngest child of an Evangelical christian family with a hit reality television show. She's also pregnant. The Book of Essie is a beautiful and tragic YA novel by Meghan MacLean Weir.
I have a weird phobia. I'm afraid of larger-than-normal flags and billboards. See, it's unusual and probably not that unique.