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If I Stay

If I Stay
Posted 15 April 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review There are certain books that just emotionally drain you, and this was one of them.  There are moments of sadness, moments of happiness, moments of pain, and moments of sweetness.  It is a book whose story just stays with you. I love the way the story of If I Stay is constructed.  It is […]

Dropping Gloves

Dropping Gloves
Posted 13 April 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review Now anyone who reads my reviews knows that I am an avid fan girl of Catherine Gayle’s Portland Storm books.  I absolutely love hockey, so I appreciate a good book written around that theme.  But Catherine’s books are so  much more than hockey romance.  They are intensely emotional stories about real people.  There is […]

Looking for Alaska

Looking for Alaska
Posted 27 March 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review I initially picked this book to read for a literature class I am taking for a module on the censorship and banning of books for children and young adults.  Having absolutely loved The Fault in Our Stars, when I saw this John Green novel on the ALA’s list of most frequently banned books in […]

The Forgetting

The Forgetting
Posted 15 March 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review The Forgetting was not a fluffy young adult novel, but a novel that looks at the very real issue of sex trafficking.  It is dark and often disturbing, but it is also beautiful with its moments of love and change.  Georgie has just had a heart transplant and she can’t help but feel like […]

Down from the Mountain

Down from the Mountain
Posted 2 March 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review Down from the Mountain was a book that I didn’t expect to enjoy as much as I did.  I tend to avoid books that heavily involve religion, particularly those whose themes revolve around wrongdoings justified by religious beliefs.  But this was an extremely compelling and emotional novel. The story takes place within a fundamentalist […]

Comeback

Comeback
Posted 18 February 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review As always, this is a book that brought me to tears.  As much as I love a good hockey book, this series is about so much more than that.  They are emotionally charged characters going through real issues.  Those issues aren’t prettied up and softened, but shown in all their raw, gritty reality. […]

All the Bright Places

All the Bright Places
Posted 5 January 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review This book was… amazing.  For heart wrenching novels, this is right up there with The Fault in Our Stars and Love and Other Unknown Variable, two of my favorite novels of 2014.  It touches the soul, it touches the heart, and leaves you reeling.  I started it in the morning and didn’t put it down again […]