Tagged with tough issues

Review: The Pain Eater by Beth Goobie

Review: The Pain Eater by Beth Goobie

From Second Story Press: She hadn’t told anyone. Not a single soul. Not one word about that night and what had been done to her had ever passed Maddy Malone’s lips. She’d thought about it at first—had been desperate, even frantic, to tell. But then had come the shame, and the intimidation from the boys … Continue reading

Review: The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B

Review: The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B

From Doubleday Canada: When Adam meets Robyn at a support group for kids coping with obsessive-compulsive disorder, he is drawn to her almost before he can take a breath. He’s determined to protect and defend her—to play Batman to her Robyn—whatever the cost. But when you’re fourteen and the everyday problems of dealing with divorced parents … Continue reading

Review: The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin

Review: The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin

From Little, Brown: After her best friend dies in a drowning accident, Suzy is convinced that the true cause of the tragedy was a rare jellyfish sting. Retreating into a silent world of imagination, she crafts a plan to prove her theory–even if it means traveling the globe, alone. Suzy’s achingly heartfelt journey explores life, … Continue reading

Forbidden Love: A Review of Eleanor & Park

Forbidden Love: A Review of Eleanor & Park

From St. Martin’s Griffin: Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits—smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. When Eleanor meets Park, you’ll remember your own first love—and just how hard it pulled you under. I … Continue reading