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5 04, 2017

Review: Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett

By | April 5th, 2017|Categories: Children's Books, Humor, Love & Romance, New Experiences, Social Issues, Young Adult|Tags: , , , , , |4 Comments


alex approximately book coverReviewed by Kelly Ferjutz

It was several lifetimes ago that I was a teenager, and a mostly unsuccessful one, at that. My interests were not necessarily those of others of my age. My high school was really, really BIG on diversity in all things, so we all managed to fit in there, somewhere, somehow.

I wasn’t exactly sure I’d be able to successfully climb into Bailey’s head for the length of the book, but I found it surprisingly easy, as a matter of fact.

Bailey’s home life has been truly unusual, especially since her parents were divorced. Mom, a high-powered lawyer, stayed in the Washington DC area, where she joined a new firm, and sort of half-heartedly made a home for Bailey.

8 02, 2014

Review: The Bad Apple by T.R. Burns

By | February 8th, 2014|Categories: Adventures & Thrillers, Children's Books, Humor, Young Adult|Tags: , , , , |4 Comments


9781442440302_p0_v4_s260x420Reviewed by Carrie Ardoin

Seamus Hinkle has been in trouble at school before–but nothing as serious as the kind of trouble he’s in now. In fact, he’s done something so bad that his parents decide to send him away to the rough Kilter Academy, which promises to give him a complete turnaround.

But once Seamus gets to Kilter Academy, he’s both shocked and a little bit horrified to learn that the boarding school is actually a training ground for misbehaved kids to develop into professional Troublemakers! Although Seamus is ashamed of what he did to earn his ticket to Kilter, he soon discovers that he has a natural knack for getting into trouble–and at this school, that makes him the star pupil.

The Bad Apple was a cute middle grade novel with heart, and a unique take on the “kid gets sent away to