Historical Fiction, Magic, YA

Little House on the Prairie for Teens: The Springsweet Review

Many girls go through a middle grade historical fiction phase. In the not so distant past (ie: my childhood), this phase was often marked by books such as Anne of Green Gables, The Little House books, The Root Cellar by Janet Lunn, and the plethora of World War II novels for children.* Nowadays, young historians… Continue reading Little House on the Prairie for Teens: The Springsweet Review

Ghost story, YA

Just in Time for Ghost Story Season: Shadowed Summer

My love of ghost stories goes way back. Mary Downing Hahn, Christopher Pike, Betty Ren Wright's The Dollhouse Murders*- I could go on. You would think ghost stories would be a dime a dozen, but finding the right blend of suspense and atmosphere is difficult, judging from the number of lacklustre ghost stories out there.… Continue reading Just in Time for Ghost Story Season: Shadowed Summer