Category Archives: Book Review

Has Stephen King become too nice?

11/22/63 by Stephen King At first, I avoided reading this book, partly because I’d sworn of Stephen King and partly because I knew any book about stopping the Kennedy assassination was probably a baby boomer nostalgia fest. But the book landed … Continue reading

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The Absolutely True review of a book that’s not about masturbation

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie I’m going to review this book, but first let’s talk about masturbation, OK. everyone uncomfortable now? If you haven’t heard,  some over-anxious  parents fought to have The Absolute True Diary … Continue reading

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The Long Chase and The Knife of Never Letting Go

The Knife of Never Letting Go  by Patrick Ness This is the story of a boy and his dog who can read each others’ minds. Actually, all the men on the planet in The Knife broadcast their unfiltered thoughts. It’s called … Continue reading

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Fairest of all retold fairy tales

Fairest by Gail Carson Levine Seems like everyone is rewriting fairy tales these days, but Levine’s Fairest has to be one of the best out there. Fairest gives us an ugly Snow White. Her name is Aza, and sure enough, she’s white … Continue reading

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Little Brother, the most important YA book to read right now

Little Brother by Cory Doctorow This is an important book. You don’t come across those everyday. Set in a slightly different future with even more surveillance and paranoia, Little Brother gives one of the best critiques of modern society I’ve … Continue reading

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A literary Peter Pan: review of Tiger Lily

Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson This book totally surprised me. I was skeptical of the idea of a Peter Pan re-telling from Tiger Lily’s perspective, narrated by none other than Tinker Bell. So weird. And I’ve never been a … Continue reading

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Stardust and my new author-hero Neil Gaiman

Stardust by Neil Gaiman As many of you know, I have a new author-hero: Neil Gaiman. I’ve started to read everything he’s ever written. OK so I’m only on the fourth book, but I do intend to keep reading until … Continue reading

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