Donald Duk | book review

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

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

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

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 [...]

The Outsiders | book review

The Outsiders | book review

Title: The Outsiders Author: S. E. Hinton Series: None Publisher: Viking Press Publication Date: 1967 Genre(s): Fiction, Young adult Opening Line: When I stepped out into the bright sunlight from the darkness of the movie house, I had only two things on my mind: Paul Newman and a ride home. Welcome to the first book [...]

Has to be Love | book review

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, [...]

Two Across | book review

Two Across | book review

Title: Two Across Author: Jeff Bartsch Publisher: Grand Central Publishing Publication Date: August 2015 Rating: 4.5 stars I received an ARC of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The year is 1960. At the age of 15, both Stanley Owens and Vera Baxter tie for first place in the annual National Spelling Bee. [...]