Tag Archives: Siblings

Review: Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality by Elizabeth Eulberg

Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality by Elizabeth Eulberg. Scholastic, 2013. Available March 1. Genre: YA Realistic Fiction Face Value: The lipstick-written title has been done before, but it’s fitting in this case. This book is all about the … Continue reading

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Review: A Certain October by Angela Johnson

A Certain October by Angela Johnson. Simon & Schuster, 2012. Currently Available. Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction Face Value: This cover is perfect. I love it. I can’t stop looking at it. Were I a librarian or bookseller, this would be … Continue reading

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Review: Happy Families by Tanita S. Davis

Happy Families by Tanita S. Davis. Alfred A. Knopf, 2012. Currently Available. Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction (YA) Face Value: I love this cover. It hints at what the book is about without sensationalizing and it’s simple and clean but still … Continue reading

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Summer Week Review: Twenty Boy Summer

Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler. Little Brown and Company, 2009. Currently Available. Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction (YA) Face Value: It’s not bad, actually. I think the title of this book is terribly misleading, and doesn’t really get at the … Continue reading

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Review: All These Things I’ve Done by Gabrielle Zevin

All These Things I’ve Done by Gabrielle Zevin: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2011 (Currently Available) Genre: Dystopian Face Value: This is a cover that drew me in right away. It features some things I really love. The chocolate heart image … Continue reading

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Review: Blood Red Road by Moira Young

Blood Red Road by Moira Young Margaret K. McElderberry Books, 2011 (Currently Available)  Genre: Dystopia, Speculative Fiction Face Value: Respectable. I had no shame in displaying this cover  while I read it in public, I like the use of color … Continue reading

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Review: Flora’s Very Windy Day by Jeanne Birdsall, illustrated by Matt Phelan

Flora’s Very Windy Day by Jeanne Birdsall. Illustrated by Matt Phelan. Clarion Books, 2010. Currently available. Genre: Picture book Face Value: Captivating! Phelan’s gorgeous artwork is so graceful and animated. There is a terrific sense of movement in this cover … Continue reading

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