In Other News

By Dale Robbins

Though this is unusual for me to do in a book review, I’m going to begin with my gut response on closing the novel In Other News by Dale Robbins: YES! Thank goodness another author is addressing not one, but several serious issues facing young...

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A Hare's Tale 17

Dandelion Bigfoot and the Dark Hare (A Hare's Tale Book Series)
By Rob Auty

A Hare’s Tale 17: Dandelion Bigfoot and the Dark Hare (A Hare’s Tale Book Series) is a children’s book that isn’t really a children’s book. Author Rob Auty has produced the latest in what is clearly a long-running series about Dandelion Bigfoot, the Golden Hare....

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Winter of the Wolf

By Martha Hunt Handler

Winter of the Wolf is a work of fiction set in the mystery genre and penned for young adults by author Martha Hunt Handler. Recommended for more mature teens due to some thematic content such as death and suicide, this engaging and well-written novel explores...

Death and Other Side Effects

By Rose Maldonado

Death and Other Side Effects by Rose Maldonado is a beautiful story told from the perspective of a sixteen-year-old girl with an inoperable brain tumor. Alexis lives in a nursing home and has all but given up on life until she meets Jonah, a one-legged...

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The Good Life

By Thomas Corrigan

The Good Life by Thomas Corrigan is a gritty, no-nonsense, coming-of-age story. When fifteen-year-old Walker Morrison turns up on a church’s steps with a bullet in his chest and covered in various injuries, he wants to tell his story to the young priest and thus...

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A Player's Path

(Legacy)
By Titan Frey

Andy McDonald loves football nearly as much as his father does. He even shared the possibility of “going pro”, like father, like son. Until that fateful day in August when Andy’s enthusiasm dies as quickly as his father’s unexpected and sudden death. As Andy tries...

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Anne

By Zarina Macha

Anne by Zarina Macha is one of the best coming of age stories for young adults that I’ve read. Why? Because it addresses so many of the topics currently of major interest and importance to teens, i.e. gender issues and concerns about opening up to...

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Sons of Slaughter

By Brian McBride

Two seventeen-year-old teenagers, Beck and Dean, more like brothers than friends, want to run away from their small town of Clatskanie, Oregon. Defiant and reckless Beck wants to escape from the tortuous stranglehold of his abusive stepfather. For years, a world of his own has...

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Every Bright and Broken Thing

By Brian McBride

Every Bright and Broken Thing is a work of dramatic and highly emotive teen fiction penned by author Brian McBride. The central characters form a dual perspective in the work, showcasing two brothers who are at different stages of young adulthood. Liam seems like a...

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The Thief's Heart

The Letter Series
By Kathleen Shoop

The Thief’s Heart is a work of historical fiction set in the late nineteenth century, penned by author Kathleen Shoop. Forming the fourth novel of The Letter Series, this installment takes place in Des Moines in the year 1892. The Arthur family has had some...

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