Tag Archives: Friendship

The Mighty Heart of Sunny St. James by Ashley Herring Blake

“I’m going to die today.” That’s the opening line of the heart-breaking (in the best way) middle grade novel THE MIGHTY HEART OF SUNNY St. JAMES by Ashley Herring Blake. Sunny is a 12-year-old girl going into summer without her … Continue reading

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Review: Witchlight by Jessi Zabarsky

WITCHLIGHT written and illustrated by Jessi Zabarsky is a graphic novel for ages 12 and up that focuses on personal interactions and deepening values as much as heroic adventures. The author has described the novel as a “shojo- adventure,” a … Continue reading

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Review: Wildfire by Rodman Philbrick

This novel, aimed at grades 3-7, is action-packed and exciting and full of kids taking on impossible challenges with perseverance and determination. WILDFIRE by Rodman Philbrick is about Sam and Delphy, two kids who get caught out in a terrifying … Continue reading

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Review: FOCUSED by Alyson Gerber

My 10-year-old read this before I did, and she told me I MUST READ IT. So I dutifully picked up Alyson Gerber’s FOCUSED, and read it. My 10-year-old gives good advice. The novel, aimed at 8-12 year olds, follows Clea, … Continue reading

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No Peace of Mind at the Trader Joe’s

Who can measure the despair and sorrow of an innocent caught in the tangle of a heartless throw-away text? I can be quite literal at times. Perhaps it comes from being all too sincere and dewy-eyed in a cynical world … Continue reading

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Friendship Flaw: I woke them up

She answered the phone on the fifth ring, just before the machine picked up.  Reaching over her husband’s sleeping back, and clumsily grasping the receiver, she had her eyes closed as she mumbled “Hello?” Her eyes rolled behind closed eyelids … Continue reading

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