Bridge of Clay ~ Markus Zusak

Rating: 4/5 Bridge of Clay is Markus Zusak's, author of The Book Thief, most recent novel. Marketed as a young adult novel, this story is a very smart look at five brothers, their mother and father, and a few of their close friends and neighbors. Bridge of Clay reveals its story through bits and pieces … Continue reading Bridge of Clay ~ Markus Zusak


The 57 Bus ~ Dashka Slater

Rating: 5/5 Trigger warning for violence towards LGBT kids. This non-fiction story about two teens in Oakland, CA is absolutely heartbreaking and so necessary. This tells the story of Sasha, a transgender teen and senior in High School, middle class and white, who loves wearing skirts. And it also tells the story of Richard, a … Continue reading The 57 Bus ~ Dashka Slater

The Inexplicable Logic of My Life ~ Benjamin Alire Saenz

Rating: 2.5/5 This book was hard for me to read after loving Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe so much. Sam and Sal both felt so much more disjointed as young adults, and there were moments of pure incongruity that I felt were hard to get past. For the most part, this … Continue reading The Inexplicable Logic of My Life ~ Benjamin Alire Saenz