Genre: Family

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Posted February 26, 2014 by Brin in Reviews / 9 Comments
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz is a thing of beauty. Its very simplicity is the book’s greatest strength. I had heard many great things about this book but had put buying it off because the ebook was quite expensive. Eventually though I just had to cave in and buy it and I am very glad that I did. From the very first […]

The Reece Malcolm List by Amy Spalding

Posted August 6, 2013 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
The Reece Malcolm List by Amy Spalding

I have nothing but good things to say about Amy Spalding’s debut The Reece Malcolm List. It was completely what I was in the mood to read right now being just the right mix of a light fluffy read but with some serious undertones – the perfect balance of both really. This is the story of 16 year-old Devan. Devan is sent to live with her mother following the death […]

Sweethearts by Sara Zarr

Posted August 6, 2013 by Brin in Reviews / 2 Comments
Sweethearts by Sara Zarr

Heartbreaking is the word that most sums up this book for me. Heartbreaking and beautiful. I loved the storyline, loved the characters…it all came together rather perfectly for me. Sweethearts is the story of a girl called Jennifer Harris and a boy named Cameron Quick. As children they are the best of friends. Both unpopular outcasts who are teased and bullied by the other children, the two share a very […]

Geek Girl by Cindy C. Bennett

Posted August 5, 2013 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
Geek Girl by Cindy C. Bennett

This was a cute little book. I was surprised at how drawn into the story I was and I literally had a massive grin on my face throughout parts of the novel. Geek Girl is the story of a girl called Jennifer (Jen) Jones. Jen is a troubled foster kid who never really stays long with any particular family. She is a goth and hangs out with the other troubled […]

A Little Wanting Song by Cath Crowley

Posted August 5, 2013 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
A Little Wanting Song by Cath Crowley

A Little Wanting Song by Cath Crowley is a little gem of a book. In many respects it is a pretty typical coming-of-age tale but the characters elevate this story beyond the usual. They are very realistic and relatable, even if you don’t particularly like them at times. The story is told in dual narrative, from the perspective of Charlie Duskin and Rose Butler, two teenage girls from different backgrounds. […]