American contemporary, Award Winners, Books for Everyone, Classics, Cross over, Personal Faves, Poignant Coming-of-Age Story, Readalouds, YA

Lois Lowry Keeps On Giving: Son Review

Warning- this review contains spoilers, not just for Son, but also for The Giver. If you have not read The Giver, get thee to a bookstore or library NOW! The Giver lives in my permanent top ten. It is a little slice of literary perfection. The ending, which may be too ambigious or open-ended for some, is an… Continue reading Lois Lowry Keeps On Giving: Son Review

American contemporary, Historical Fiction, middle grade, poetry, Summer Reads, Verse Novel

Sibling Revelry: Looking for Me Review

Edith is the middle child in a long line of brothers and sisters. When she is asked to write a poem about her family, Edith's teacher points out that she has forgotten an important person: Edith herself. So lies the crux of this lovely little novel. Through a series of free verse (and a few… Continue reading Sibling Revelry: Looking for Me Review