Albany High School Librarian
Facilitator for Capital Region BOCES Young Adult Book Group
Blogger for Times Union Books Blog and YALSA's The Hub, & Original Content @ Readers Be Advised
Reviewer for VOYA, School Library Connection, & School Library Journal & Active Goodreads Reviewer
TeenReaderCon Chairperson (2016) and Committee Member
Knowing that this is part of a series makes me reconsider a two-star rating but as a standalone book, I thought it was okay. The provocative opening of the story, sharing Tally's unique living situation along with her best friend was int...
Romance sometimes rubs me the wrong way in literature, particularly in young adult literature if it's not done right (or inserted into a story where it's not necessary), so a straight "romance"-type story wasn't a first choice but accide...
by Ruta Sepetys
Precious. Ruta Sepetys' words are what amazes and captures the readers just as vividly as her characters, situations, and history. It's 1945, the world is warring and there are many who are fleeing their homelands in the hope of a re...
by Stephen King
So the headiness of the writing is apparent in King's thickness and description, there was something magical and transformative about the childhood characters all experiencing "it" and arching over the years to come back to "it". While I...
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