Monthly Archives: March 2012

Review: The Grand Plan to Fix Everything by Uma Krishnaswami

The Grand Plan to Fix Everything by Uma Krishnaswami. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2011. Currently available. Genre: Middle Grade Realistic Fiction Face Value: This cover is dynamite. The illustrator, Abigail Halpin, created this vivid depiction of Dini’s new setting – … Continue reading

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Use Your Gray Matter: Why Katniss vs. Bella Doesn’t Help Anybody

I love The Hunger Games. We both do, here on this blog. It’s no surprise – Katniss is an outstanding, unbelievably Slatebreaking character. From her fierce loyalty to her family, her amazing survival skills, her ability to outsmart almost anybody … Continue reading

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Review: Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith

Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith. Speak, 2008. Currently available. Genre: YA Historical Fiction Face Value: I find this cover captivating. Seeing a young woman of color in pilot’s garb immediately catches the eye, and it looks contemporary and historical at the … Continue reading

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Review: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith: Poppy, 2012 (Currently Available) Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction Face Value: Maybe it’s a little over the top, but I have to admit I really like this cover. The … Continue reading

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Review: Wheels of Change by Sue Macy

Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom (With a Few Flat Tires Along the Way) by Sue Macy. National Geographic, 2011. Currently available. Genre: Middle Grade Non-Fiction Face Value: I am a fan of this cover. It has … Continue reading

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Review: Sweetly by Jackson Pearce

Sweetly by Jackson Pearce Little, Brown & Company, 2011 (Currently Available) Genre: Fairytale Retelling Face Value: I’m kind of into it. It’s creepy, and sets the right tone, and I like the witches face appearing in the trees all people-kissing-or-a-vase-style. … Continue reading

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Review: My Name Is Not Isabella by Jennifer Fosberry

My Name Is Not Isabella by Jennifer Fosberry. Pictures by Mike Litwin. Jabberwocky, 2010. Currently available. Face Value: I wouldn’t have picked up this book if it didn’t have such an intriguing cover. It caught my eye from its perch on … Continue reading

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