Children’s Review: Mommy’s Khimar

Synopsis In Mommy’s Khimar by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow, a young girl cherishes the multi-colored headscarves her mother wears. The scarves ignite her imagination and she uses them for pretend-play, envisioning herself to be a shining shooting star, a mamma bird to her little brother, a superhero or a queen. The khimars, or hijabs as we learn they... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Freefall

Synopsis Freefall by Jessica Barry is a gripping story about secrets and survival. The story opens with Allison Carpenter having just survived a plane crash in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. She is the only survivor of the crash, and has no way of contacting anyone to let them know she is still alive. She begins... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Eileen

*some spoilers ahead* Synopsis Eileen Dunlop is a twenty-something who leads a very depressing and somewhat demented life. Set in the 60's, she works in the administrative office of a boy's prison, and lives with her father who is an alcoholic. Eileen is overly dramatic about virtually everything, and chooses to spend her time wallowing... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Flawed

*spoilers ahead* Flawed by Cecelia Ahern is a dystopian YA novel about a society in which people can be deemed Flawed for lapses in character, and ostracized from their community. The Flawed, as they are collectively known, are branded with the letter F and forced to wear bright red armbands that signify their status as second-class... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Invisible Emmie

Invisible Emmie by Terri Libenson is a middle grade graphic novel that tells the story of two girls: shy, quiet Emmie, and outgoing, social Katie. Emmie is having the absolute worst day of her seventh-grade life, while Katie is breezing through middle school like it's the easiest thing in the world. Why is Emmie struggling... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Sadie

Summary Sadie by Courtney Summers is a gripping story about a runaway girl on a mission to find a man to make him pay for what he's done. We don't find out what exactly that is until midway through the book. Until then, the reader is simply tagging along on the reckless journey Sadie makes... Continue Reading →

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