Bloom | book review

Bloom | book review

Ari dreams of leaving his small town and quitting his job at the family bakery. He wants to move to the big city with his friends and bandmates. But in order to do that, he needs to find a replacement for the bakery. So when he meets Hector, a guy who actually went to school for baking and loves it more than anything else, Ari believes Hector is . . .

Animal Farm | book review

Animal Farm | book review

Mr. Jones runs---in the loosest sense---Manor Farm. Too bad he's a drunk who mistreats his animals. One night, Jones gets so drunk he forgets to feed the animals that day, and is so hungover the next he neglects them again. This is the final straw. The animals start an uprising and overthrow Jones, running him off his . . .

A Line in the Dark | book review

A Line in the Dark | book review

Jess Wong is in love with her best friend Angie, even if she can’t quite admit so to herself, let alone anyone else. But she doesn’t hide it so well, especially when Angie starts dating Margot, who attends the nearby boarding school. Jess immediately dislikes Margot, which causes a serious rift in her friendship with Angie. Jess would do anything for ...

Gemina | book review

Gemina | book review

Gemina, though it focuses on new characters, begins just minutes after Illuminae concludes. If you recall, the characters from the first book are aboard science vessel Hypatia and are headed towards Jump Station Heimdall after narrowly escaping total destruction for about the fifth time. Unfortunately, Heimdall is in just as much trouble: BeiTech---the organization ...

Nerve | book review

Nerve | book review

Vee is a behind-the-stage kind of girl. While her best friend shines in the spotlight both on and off stage, Vee does her makeup and walks in her shadow. So when the chance arises to do something out of character, Vee surprises herself and everyone else: she becomes a player in Nerve, a game where you complete dares for ...

I Was Here | book review

I Was Here | book review

Cody is distraught over the loss of her best friend, Meg. They found Meg in a hotel room, her body full of a rare, deadly poison. A poison that she obtained illegally and secretly. A poison that she drank herself. Cody is not only devastated that Meg is dead, but also furious. Cody was Meg’s best friend. How could Meg be so ...

Speak No Evil | book review

Speak No Evil | book review

Speak No Evil follows best friends Niru and Meredith as they navigate the treacherous waters of senior year. But end-of-year exams and track meets are the least of their problems. For Meredith, it's all about getting into Harvard alongside her best friend; for Niru, it's hiding his true self from his parents. Niru is gay, and when his ...