Tag: sociology – abuse

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Posted August 6, 2013 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Eleanor and Park is a thoroughly absorbing story about two young misfits coming together and finding love. It is the first book I have read by Rainbow Rowell and I will definitely be seeking out the rest of her novels on the strength of this one. The year is 1986. On the bus to school, new girl Eleanor winds up sitting next to Park, an action that will have a […]

Wait for You by J. Lynn

Posted August 6, 2013 by Brin in Reviews / 1 Comment
Wait for You by J. Lynn

Wait for You by J. Lynn (pseudonym for author Jennifer L. Armentrout) was a really involving contemporary romance novel (and I think Cam is up there on my list of top book boyfriends!). Avery Morgansten is a college freshman, who decides to start afresh on the other side of the country to escape a terrible event that happened to her five years ago; one which has tormented and hounded her. […]

Bone Deep by Bonnie Dee

Posted August 6, 2013 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
Bone Deep by Bonnie Dee

Bone Deep was a really sweet little romance story. Romance novels are sometimes difficult for me to get into but I really enjoyed this one and would highly recommend it to anyone who likes the genre. This is the story of Sarah, a young war widow. Her husband was killed in action about a year and a half prior to the beginning of book and Sarah has withdrawn into herself. […]

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 […]

The Only Alien on the Planet by Kristen D. Randle

Posted August 5, 2013 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
The Only Alien on the Planet by Kristen D. Randle

Sometimes a book can take you completely by surprise. The Only Alien on the Planet is one such book. I bought this on a whim, thinking the description sounded intriguing (though the title did initially put me off a bit). I started reading and found I couldn’t stop until I had finished the book. I then went back and read it through again, not something I do very often. The […]