Archive for March, 2015

let’s review: on beauty

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

 “The world does not deliver meaning to you. You have to make it meaningful…and decide what you want and need and must do. It’s a tough, unimaginably lonely and complicated way to be in the world. But that’s the deal: you have to live.” On Beauty is a novel of keen observation that unfolds slowly, offers [...]

let’s review: nightbird

Saturday, March 21st, 2015

Nightbird is a lovely little story that unfolds in the small quaint town of Sidwell, where witches’ curses and magical creatures are said to be real. Twig and her mother and brother live a somewhat secluded life baking goods from their whimsical pink apples and hiding the long-held secret of their family’s curse. Twig is used [...]

let’s review: my true love gave to me

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

My True Love Gave to Me is a cozy collection of twelve holiday-themed stories written by twelve teen authors, featuring a variety of characters and glimpses of love in a not too terribly Hallmark way. Here and there, a few eye-roll-worthy moments come into focus, but overall, My True Love Gave to Me is a [...]