Books for Everyone, Classics, Historical Fiction, Personal Faves, Poignant Coming-of-Age Story, Positive Gay Characters, YA

Meet the FitzOsbornes, The Crawleys of YA: FitzOzbornes in Exile Review

Downton Abbey fans you need to be reading this series! The FitzOzbornes in Exile is the second in an unique YA trilogy about a group of young royals from a fictional island nation off the coast of France in the 1930s and early 1940s. Told in diary form from the perspective of sensitive and observant Princess… Continue reading Meet the FitzOsbornes, The Crawleys of YA: FitzOzbornes in Exile Review

Bullying, Good Books for Boys, Historical Fiction, WWII, YA

Heavy-Hitter for Boys: Berlin Boxing Club Review

There has been a lot of estrogen in my reviews of late. In a summer of sassy female sleuths, The Berlin Boxing Club was a nice change of pace. In 1930s Berlin, Karl Stern is uneasy about the growing resentment towards the Jews, but feels it has little to do with him. Although he is… Continue reading Heavy-Hitter for Boys: Berlin Boxing Club Review

Canadian, WWII, YA

An Unforgettable Journey: Hunger Journeys

Wartime, Amsterdam. Things are pretty bleak for Lena. The whole of Amsterdam is slowly starving to death, her only friend Sarah, who happens to be Jewish, has disappeared, and her mother has just had another baby. So when the opportunity arises for Lena to leave Amsterdam and go to Almelo on a hunger journey with her… Continue reading An Unforgettable Journey: Hunger Journeys