The Girl Who Drank the Moon ~ Kelly Barnhill

Rating: 4/5 The Girl Who Drank the Moon is one of the most intricately detailed books I've read in a while, which surprised me to no end as it is marketed as a Middle Grade book. This fantasy/fiction was beautiful, and filled with fun characters. There is a swamp monster, a perfectly tiny dragon, several … Continue reading The Girl Who Drank the Moon ~ Kelly Barnhill

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Neanderthal Opens the Door to the Universe ~ Preston Norton

Rating: 3/5 This book is not the most light-hearted of teen fiction, but the caper-like feel certainly gives readers a reprieve from the heavy topics. **Trigger warning for suicide talk** Cliff, commonly known to Happy Valley High School, is often referred to as Neanderthal, both behind his back and in his presence. He is an … Continue reading Neanderthal Opens the Door to the Universe ~ Preston Norton

Violent Ends ~ Edited by Shaun Hutchinson

Rating: 5/5 This book is a major heartbreaker, a downer in every sense of the word. But it is also incredibly well written. Violent Ends is an anthology (short story collection) from seventeen points of view about a school shooting. Trigger warning for sexual assault, physical assault, eating disorders, and probably a few other things … Continue reading Violent Ends ~ Edited by Shaun Hutchinson