Book review: Wonder by R.J. Palacio (9780375899881)

I know I’m not an ordinary ten-year-old kid…I know ordinary kids don’t make other kids run away screaming in playgrounds.  I know ordinary kids don’t get scared at wherever they go.  My name is August, by the way, I won’t describe what I look like.  Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse. August may not look … Continue reading Book review: Wonder by R.J. Palacio (9780375899881)

Book review: Running Around (And Such) by Linda Byler (9781561486885)

I am a big fan of young adult and Christian fiction and was excited about reading Ms. Byler's debut novel. However, I found the book to be choppy and slow to get to the meaning of the book title, running around. It wasn't until most of the way through the book that the main character, … Continue reading Book review: Running Around (And Such) by Linda Byler (9781561486885)

Book Review: Annie’s Ghosts: A Journey into a Family Secret by Steve Luxenberg (9781401322472)

“Without really trying, I have become a collector of other families’ secrets.” –Steve Luxenberg. Steve Luxenberg’s memoir reads like a mystery.  In the Spring of 1995, Steve finds out that his mother, Beth, had a sister, Annie, who was mentally and physically disabled.  This and other family secrets unfold in a number of shocking revelations … Continue reading Book Review: Annie’s Ghosts: A Journey into a Family Secret by Steve Luxenberg (9781401322472)