Coming Soon: March 2016 Reviews
So far this year seems to be speeding by. I still haven’t managed to finish the remaining books languishing on my To-Be-Read list from last year, but I’m trying to get to a couple each month. So, you know, by summer or something I’ll actually be finished?
Here are the books I’ve scheduled for review this month. There are some new ones and some recent releases as well. Hope you’re as excited about reading them as I am!Seven Ways We Lie by Riley Redgate – A story of teens who have secrets to keep. When they discover a secret too big to keep, they have to figure out what to do about it. I like books about dilemmas such as this one.
The Girl in the Well is Me by Karen Rivers – When Kammie falls in a well, she’s forced to rely on the girls who put her there to get help before her oxygen runs out. I love that this whole story takes place in this tiny space.
Finding Hope by Colleen Nelson – Hope is a girl caught between her new life at a prestigious boarding school, with a cool roommate and online boyfriend and the life she meant to escape. When her drug addicted brother shows up at school, she’s frantic to keep the two worlds from imploding. Sounds like all kinds of teen angsty stuff. Yay!
The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B by Teresa Toten – A love story in the midst of coping with OCD. Love the sound of this tale.
Just My Luck by Cammie McGovern – A fourth grader having a rough time wonders if his father’s accident is his fault. He tries to take one day at a time and focus on helping others. Sounds like a hopeful tale about rallying in spite of hardship.
Off the Page by Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer – Goodreads describes this book as “perfect for fans looking for a fairytale ending.” It’s written by Jodi Picoult and her daughter. I’m really excited about this one.
Cleo Edison Oliver, playground millionaire by Sundee T. Frazier – A fifth grader with an entrepreneurial spirit launches a business in her town. When the business faces challenge after challenge, Cleo isn’t sure she can manage it all alone. This sounds like a really fun read.
Belzhar by Meg Woolitzer – A girl works through the loss of her boyfriend through visits to a realm where she can be with him. I have a huge soft spot for books about grief, and in fact it’s a huge issue in my own novel-in-progress, so I’m eager to read this novel.
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven – A boy and a girl find who feel they have nothing to live for find solace and hope in each other’s company. I feel like I read a spoiler about this book that has made me hesitate to pick it up. I’m going to do it though. Really. This time.