Archive for December, 2011

Chop, Chop by Leeann Cronk

Saturday, December 31st, 2011


This is a great book for teens and young adults alike. It portrays a coming of age saga for young men. Girls will enjoy getting into the minds of the opposite gender. It is a well-written book with not only insights to what motivates a boy, but also the pain of great loss and how our human mind works. (more…)

Whitechapel The Last Stand of Sherlock Holmes by Bernard J Schaffer

Saturday, December 24th, 2011


I love Sherlock Holmes mysteries and I looked forward to reading Whitechapel by Bernard J. Schaffer. However, I was very disappointed as I read his version of Holms in this book. (more…)

Ta Ta For Now by Bethany Lopez

Saturday, December 17th, 2011


This is a witty and entertaining book made up of entries in a diary. It is written by a fourteen-year-old girl named Melissa. It depicts her life after she is given a diary by her twelve-year-old sister, Megan, right before she starts her first year in High School. The writing is that of a fourteen-year-old, full of drama, sarcasm and sprinkled with great humor.

Melissa is happy that her body finally is looking like that of a teenage girl. (more…)

The Keya Quests The Battle for Shinenridge by Glenn Skinner

Saturday, December 10th, 2011


This is an interesting story. It is the second book in a series that starts as the protagonist(s) return from winning a war (or a battle.) It assumes that the reader knows what happens before, but throws in enough information here and there to make the book understandable by someone who has not read the previous one.

Keya is the real protagonist. She starts the story as a 20-year-old exceptional warrior who is accompanied by four or five of her fellow warriors that belong to her inner circle. (more…)

The Orphan of Awkward Falls by Keith Graves

Sunday, December 4th, 2011


This is one of the most charming books I have read for a while. It has a Halloween-y feel to it and kids from 7 years old on will love it. It is written in an easy English, lightly witty and flowingly well done. It will be a refreshing read for all boys and girls who don’t get scared of their shadows. It has the most intriguing cover, a perfect picture of what you will find inside the pages of this book. Released just in time for Halloween, I recommend it as a “must have,” for every English speaking home.

Josephine, a 12-year-old only child, has just moved one more time in her young life. She is crabby and doesn’t want to be happy in their new home. (more…)