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16 03, 2015

Review: Since You’ve Been Gone by Mary Jennifer Payne

By | March 16th, 2015|Categories: Bullying, Children's Books, Mysteries, Social Issues, Young Adult|Tags: , , , |2 Comments


since you've been gone book coverReviewed by Sarah McCubbin

For the past five years, fifteen year old Edie Fraser and her mother Sydney have been living on the run. Living each day with an anxious tension has become their normal. Edie’s abusive father has a knack for tracking them down, so the two of them move from place to place trying to hide and stay safe.

When they finally move from Canada to London, they both hope the distance will provide an extra cushion of safety for them to start over. Edie starts yet another new school and her mother finds a position cleaning in a office building during the night shift. But after her mother, Sydney, doesn’t come home after her shift, Edie is immediately suspicious…has he found them? Being new in town, Edie doesn’t know who to trust or how

5 01, 2015

Review: Falling into Place by Amy Zhang

By | January 5th, 2015|Categories: Bullying, Children's Books, Death & Dying, Friendships, Social Issues, Young Adult|Tags: , , , , , |3 Comments


falling into place book coverReviewed by Benish Khan

Falling into Place by Amy Zhang is a well-done debut and I sincerely hope there’s a movie in the works! The first thing I noticed about this book was the author’s writing. There is not much dialogue, just mainly inner thoughts. The writing seems poetic, but not lyrical.

Liz Emerson tried to commit suicide, but made it seem like an accident so no one would find out. Liz is a highly popular girl at her high school. She seems to have it all from money and friends to a handsome boyfriend, but not everything is as perfect as it seems. She believes she is a horrible person because of the actions she has committed in her past to innocent people who meant no harm to her. What goes around comes around and everything seems to be coming