Attachments, by Rainbow Rowell.
So I’m a bit of a Rainbow Rowell fan. I absolutely adored Eleanor and Park, one of my best Young Adult books of all time.
As you may have noticed, I added a few new book review categories.
The Life of a Banana by PP Wong.
When her mother dies in a freak accident, our 12-year-old narrator Xing and older brother Lai Ker move in with their domineering grandmother, disabled uncle, and wannabe-actress aunt.
The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen
Flora’s rating: 4/5
Genre: Middle Grade/Young Adult
Length: 243 pages (but it’s not as tall as a standard paperback, so it’s not really that long)
Darker than her previous novels, Susin peoples this novel about the ultimate cost of bullying with a cast of fabulous characters, dark humour, and a lovable, difficult protagonist struggling to come to terms with the horrible crime his brother has committed.
For those who are on the Book Review Directory list, you might be interested to know that I have two new badges available for use!
The New York Trilogy, published: 1988
This book was actually recommended to me by my boss. I know, random! We were discussing some of our favorite authors and even genres, and he happened to have one of his favorite books on him and just said, “Here, give this a read.” Although I have never heard of the author or book, I was intrigued.
One of the reasons I read this book is because it reminded me of the song by Kelly Clarkson. Just like I loved the song, I loved the book too. :)
Name: Since You’ve Been Gone
Author: Morgan Matson
Shoto’s Rating: 4.5/5
This book was a very pleasant surprise. I didn’t know what to expect when I read the blurb about Under Dark Skies. After seeing the cover, I thought that there might be some sort of werewolf or dark fantasy sort of thing going on, but figured that I would give it a shot anyway. (I really don’t like most werewolf books.) Well, this wasn’t what I expected at all.