Review: Girling Up

Girling Up: How to be Strong, Smart, and Spectacular Mayim Bialik Synopsis "Mayim Bialik, star of The Big Bang Theory, puts her Ph.D. to work as she talks to teens about the science of growing up and getting ahead. A must-have book for all teenage girls. Growing up as a girl in today's world is no … Continue reading Review: Girling Up

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Review: 1984

1984 George Orwell Synopsis "The year 1984 has come and gone, but George Orwell's prophetic, nightmarish vision in 1949 of the world we were becoming is timelier than ever. 1984 is still the great modern classic of "negative utopia" -a startlingly original and haunting novel that creates an imaginary world that is completely convincing, from … Continue reading Review: 1984

Review: On the Fence

On the Fence Kasie West Synopsis "For sixteen-year-old Charlotte Reynolds, aka Charlie, being raised by a single dad and three older brothers has its perks. She can outrun, outscore, and outwit every boy she knows—including her longtime neighbor and honorary fourth brother, Braden. But when it comes to being a girl, Charlie doesn't know the … Continue reading Review: On the Fence

Review: The Distance Between Us

The Distance Between Us Kasie West Synopsis "Seventeen-year-old Caymen Meyers studies the rich like her own personal science experiment, and after years of observation she’s pretty sure they’re only good for one thing—spending money on useless stuff, like the porcelain dolls in her mother’s shop. So when Xander Spence walks into the store to pick … Continue reading Review: The Distance Between Us

Review: The Eternal Smile

The Eternal Smile: Three Stories Gene Luen Yang & Derek Kirk Kim Synopsis "Meet Duncan. Charming and brave, he's the Princess's favorite—and he's on his way to winning the throne. But lately, the walls of reality in Duncan's kingdom are wearing a little thin... Meet Gran'pa Greenbax. Nothing seems to satisfy this greedy old frog's longing … Continue reading Review: The Eternal Smile

Review: Patience

Patience Daniel Clowes Reading Challenges: Goodreads Synopsis "Patience is a psychedelic science-fiction love story, veering with uncanny precision from violent destruction to deeply personal tenderness in a way that is both quintessentially “Clowesian” and utterly unique in the author’s body of work. This 180-page, full-color original graphic novel affords Clowes the opportunity to draw some of … Continue reading Review: Patience

Review: By Your Side

By Your Side Kasie West Synopsis "An irresistible story from Kasie West that explores the timeless question What do you do when you fall for the person you least expect? When Autumn Collins finds herself accidentally locked in the library for an entire weekend, she doesn’t think things could get any worse. But that’s before … Continue reading Review: By Your Side