Tag: contemporary

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. […]

The Voice by Jennifer Anne Davis

Posted August 5, 2013 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
The Voice by Jennifer Anne Davis

The Voice is the story of Audrey, a senior in high school who has just experienced an extremely traumatic ordeal, one which she is not sure she will ever truly recover from. She was kidnapped and held for two months by her sadistic uncle Bill. After her rescue, she returns home to Pittsburgh but she finds that there are just too many bad memories which she cannot escape from. Her […]

Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley

Posted August 4, 2013 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley

Graffiti Moon is a truly exceptional book. Wonderfully written, with deep, well-drawn (pun intended!) characters and a simple yet affecting story, I just cannot say enough good things things about it. I had read through many of the reviews so had a fair idea that I would enjoy this one, but it more than lived up to my (already high) expectations. Graffiti Moon is told in dual narrative from the […]

Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan

Posted August 4, 2013 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan

Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist was an interesting book. Having seen the film when it first came out, I fully intended to read the book it was based on. It has taken more than a few years to get there but I’m happy to say that the book didn’t disappoint. Told from the alternating viewpoint chapters of both Nick and Norah (with Rachel Cohn penning Norah’s chapters and David Levithan writing […]