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A List of Cages

A List of Cages
Posted 12 December 2016 by Kim in Book Review / 2 Comments

My Review A List of Cages is beautifully written, telling the story of two boys whose lives have crossed once again.  Their lives have intersected at times of pain and sorrow, but it is their unlikely friendship that changes both of their lives.  This is a novel that will stick with you for a very […]

Dive

Dive
Posted 19 November 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review Dive is a truly poignant book about love and loss, friendship and family.  The story revolves around Virginia, a 15yo girl who is going through one of the worst times of her life.  And because personal tragedy is never enough, just about everything around her seems to be rising against her. Isn’t that […]

Smoke Signals

Smoke Signals
Posted 27 October 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review Smoke Signals is the second book in the Tulsa Thunderbirds series, a spinoff and companion series to Catherine Gayle’s fantastic Portland Storm series.  And like all of the books in these two series, this novel combines love, steamy romance, hockey, and real life issues that hit hard. I love hockey and I love novels about hockey. […]

Home Ice

Home Ice
Posted 12 August 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review I truly love the Portland Storm books and I am never disappointed by them!  The stories are beautifully written, with all of the romance you could ever want right along with deep, emotionally intense issues.  And this one was so much more than romance,..  This is the story of a little girl who refused to […]

Where She Went

Where She Went
Posted 16 April 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review Where She Went is the second book in the If I Stay series and my favorite of the two.  It was just as emotional as the first and even more intense.  Despite the theme of death in If I Stay, there is something much darker about most of the second novel. Where She Went is told […]

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 […]