Book Review: The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater

The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives Summary by Goodreads: One teenager in a skirt. One teenager with a lighter. One moment that changes both of their lives forever. If it weren’t for the 57 bus, Sasha and Richard never would have met. Both were high school … Continue reading

Book Review: Code of Honor by Alan Gratz

I stumbled across Code of Honor after reading Ban This Book and raving about Alan Gratz’s latest novel,  Refugee.  Now I have three books by the author to spread the love. Summary from Goodreads: Live by the code. Die by the code? Kamran Smith has it all. He’s the star of the football team, dates the most popular … Continue reading

My Favorite Nonfiction Books I Read in 2017

One of my reading goals this past year was to read more nonfiction books so that I could recommend them to more students as a way to stretch their reading.  I don’t think these were published in 2017, but I recommend you pick them up if you haven’t already. Just Mercy: A Story of Justice … Continue reading

The Field Party Series by Abbi Glines

If you are a fan of Sarah Dessen or Miranda Kenneally, I highly recommend readers check out Abbi Glines Field Party series.  Currently, she has two published books and a third one will be available at the end of August. Until Friday Night (The Field Party #1) Summary by Goodreads: To everyone who knows him, … Continue reading

Book Review: Beneath Wandering Stars by Ashlee Cowles

Title:  Beneath Wandering Stars Author:  Ashlee Cowles Publisher: Merit Press Publication Date:  August 1, 2016 My Rating: 5 Stars #mustread2017 Summary by Goodreads: After her soldier brother is horribly wounded in Afghanistan, Gabriela must honor the vow she made: If anything ever happened to him, she would walk the Camino de Santiago through Spain, making a … Continue reading