Tag: teen

Aug 28

Book Review: The Woman in the Window

The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn If you like female-centric thrillers, where it’s all about the mystery and the tension and the veiled danger, this is a great example of the genre. It has an unreliable narrator who isn’t a very good person, more than one twist in the plot, and sufficient danger. …

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Aug 13

Book Review: The Merciless

The Merciless by Danielle Vega I’ve had this on my shelf forever and just picked it up by chance looking for books to cull. Randomly flipping open the page I hit upon a dark and twisted scene and decided that I was in the mood for an evil story about evil people. It starts out …

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Jul 16

Book Review: We Are Okay

We Are Okay by Nina LaCour I bought this book for my daughter, who read it and implored me to read it, adding “it will make you cry, but it’s good” which I usually equate with “drink this, it will make you vomit, but it’s good.” I don’t like crying, I don’t want to cry …

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Jul 26

Book Review: How to Set a Fire and Why

How to Set a Fire and Why: A Novel by Jesse Ball I got this as an audiobook from the library, and the voice actor they chose was absolutely perfect for the role. Lucia has a snarky, confident tone that’s still distinctly adolescent. The plot of this book was like watching a bowling ball roll …

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Jul 28

Book Review: Hatchet

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen My kid read this for school and liked it, so when I found myself in a reading doldrum, I picked it up. This is standard survivalist fare, paced to make it interesting and voiced for younger teens. Adults should like it too, as I did. Boy crashes in a plane, lands …

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