Category Archives: Recommended Reading

Read This!: SHOW ME A SIGN by Ann Clare LeZotte

Show Me a Sign by Ann Clare LeZotte Summary: Mary Lambert has always felt safe and protected on her beloved island of Martha’s Vineyard. Her great-grandfather was an early English settler and the first deaf islander. Now, over a hundred … Continue reading

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Read This!: HELP WANTED: MUST LOVE BOOKS by Janet Sumner Johnson

Help Wanted: Must Love Books by Janet Sumner Johnson Summary: When Shailey’s dad gets a new job, she loses her bedtime reading partner. She immediately starts interviews to fill the position and is thrilled when her favorite fairy tale characters … Continue reading

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Read This!: FOR A MUSE OF FIRE and A KINGDOM FOR A STAGE by Heidi Heilig

I’m reviewing FOR A MUSE OF FIRE and A KINGDOM FOR A STAGE together because I read them one after the other in a single fiery couldn’t-get-enough-streak! For a Muse of Fire by Heidi Heilig Summary: Jetta’s family is famed … Continue reading

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Read This!: GIRLS LIKE US by Randi Pink

Girls Like Us by Randi Pink Summary: Set in the summer of 1972, this moving YA historical novel is narrated by teen girls from different backgrounds with one thing in common: Each girl is dealing with pregnancy. Four teenage girls. … Continue reading

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Read This!: OUR YEAR IN LOVE AND PARTIES by Karen Hattrup

Our Year in Love and Parties by Karen Hattrup Summary: Tucker knows that some relationships take work. With his best friend, Bobby, and his mom, everything is simple, steady. His dad, on the other hand, seems to only show up … Continue reading

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Read This!: RED, WHITE, AND ROYAL BLUE by Casey McQuiston

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston Summary: What happens when America’s First Son falls in love with the Prince of Wales? When his mother became President, Alex Claremont-Diaz was promptly cast as the American equivalent of a young … Continue reading

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Read This!: MOXIE by Jennifer Mathieu

I did a lot of reading over the summer, but I am a little behind on my reviewing! Over the next few weeks, I will be sharing my reviews of my favorite recent reads. I hope you enjoy them as … Continue reading

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Filling the Pen

This writing thing can really knock you on your butt sometimes.  Twice this year I got caught up in the maelstrom of negative thoughts, putting so much pressure on myself that I pushed myself to the brink of an abyss … Continue reading

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An Interview with Megan Morrison, Author of GROUNDED: THE ADVENTURES OF RAPUNZEL

I recently had the enormous pleasure of interviewing my good friend, Megan Morrison, about her debut middle grade novel, GROUNDED: THE ADVENTURES OF RAPUNZEL, for the Sweet Sixteens’ debut author interview series, The Debut Club. This is an extended version … Continue reading

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Betty May: Exploring the Struggles of Women Behind Bars

When I was a child, I had the incredible good fortune to meet a woman who would shape the person I became, whose energy and belief in others helped me evolve from a shy little girl who cried in the … Continue reading

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