Saturday, March 2, 2019

Sold on a Monday by Kristana McMorris

Sold on a Monday
It is 1931 Ellis, a struggling reporter has photographed two young children next to a sign advertising them for sale.  Lily, secretary to the head of the newspaper, sees the photo and together, they set into motion circumstances that no one would have predicted.  There is romance, intrigue and mystery in this well written historical novel that I read in one day.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Someday by David Levithan

Someday (Every Day, #3)
Once again, the story is told by A, who wakes up every day in a different body. Now A knows that they are not the only person who does this because A and Nathan are being pursued by Poole, who can stay in a host body for more than 24 hours. However, they are not the only ones. How many are there? How many lives do they touch? Is one body, one life, one person better than any other? I enjoyed this intriguing book.

On The Come Up by Angie Thomas

On the Come Up
Once again, Angie Thomas has written an excellent, thought provoking book. Sixteen year old Bri wants to be a rap star, not only because she loves rap music and her late father had been a rapper, but in order to help pay the bills. The story is an excellent read and brings up many important issues. Like her first book, The Hate U Give, I think that On The Come Up should be required reading (not banned) in all high schools for both the students and the teachers and administrators.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

The Tiger's Watch by Julia Ember

The Tiger's Watch (Ashes of Gold #1)
Sixteen year old Tashi is gender fluid and is an inhabitor, a child who is trained to bond with an animal so that they can be a soldier.  There is war and a cute guy on the opposite side and Tashi is supposed to spy on him and it is really cold with lots of snow and I felt like there may have been too much focus on the gender fluidness and not enough world building and it was just ok.