The Catcher in the Rye | book review

It's no surprise when Holden Caulfield flunks out of yet another school. Instead of going straight home to inform his parents, Holden spends a few whirlwind days around New York City calling up old friends, drinking in bars (illegally, of course), and crashing in sleazy places. Rather than face his parents, he chooses loneliness and misery, and . . .

Donald Duk | book review

Title: Donald Duk Author: Frank Chin Series: n/a Publisher: Coffee House Press Publication Date: January 1991 Genre(s): Fiction, Middle-grade, Asian-American Opening Line: Who would believe anyone named Donald Duk dances like Fred Astaire? The Synopsis Donald Duk hates his name. Not only does he hate his name, but he hates his entire culture. The only thing Donald…

Weird Girl and What’s His Name | book review

Title: Weird Girl and What's His Name Author: Meagan Brothers Series: n/a Publisher: Three Rooms Press Publication Date: October 2015 Genre(s): Young adult, LGBT, Realistic fiction Opening Line: "Rory," Lula said, quite gravely, "I've just about had it up to here with all this horseshit alcoholic mumbo-jumbo nonsense." The Synopsis Seventeen-year-old Lula and Rory have been best friends for years.…

Will Grayson, Will Grayson | book review

Title: Will Grayson, Will Grayson Author(s): John Green, David Levithan Series: n/a Publisher: Dutton Books Publication Date: April 2010 Genre(s): Young adult, Realistic fiction, Humor, LGBT Opening Line: When I was little, my dad used to tell me, "Will, you can pick your friends, and you can pick your nose, but you can't pick your friend's nose." The Synopsis…

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian | book review

Title: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Author: Sherman Alexie Series: n/a Publisher: Little, Brown Books Publication Date: January 2007 Genre(s): Young adult, Realistic fiction, Humor Opening Line: I was born with water on the brain. The Synopsis Arnold Spirit is just like all the other Indians on the rez, except he was born with too…

We All Looked Up | book review

Title: We All Looked Up Author: Tommy Wallach Publisher: Simon & Schuster Publication Date: March 2015 Rating: 4 stars Opening Line: "It's not the end of the world," Stacy said. So I started writing this review at 1am because I made the grave mistake of reading before bed. I got home from work around 10pm and had been reading ever…

A Clockwork Orange | book review

Title: A Clockwork Orange Author: Anthony Burgess Publisher: William Heinemann Publication Date: 1962 Rating: 5 stars Opening Line: "What's it going to be then, eh?" A Clockwork Orange is one of the most interesting books I've ever read. I found a copy in a bookstore in Canada, flipped to the back jacket and read the first sentence of…

Has to be Love | book review

Title: Has to be Love Author: Jolene Perry Publisher: AW Teen Publication Date: September 2015 Rating: 3.5 stars Opening Line: "My hair flies out behind me as I race on my four-wheeler toward the hardware store." *I received an ARC of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. When Clara was a child,…