Review: Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

A masterpiece.  Illuminae summary This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded.  The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge…

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Review: A Library of Lemons by Jo Cotterill

Beautifully written story about grief that reminds us that there is always light at the end of the tunnel.  A Library of Lemons Summary Calypso’s mum died a few years ago and her emotionally incompetent Dad can’t, or won’t, talk about Mum at all. Instead he throws himself into writing…

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Review: We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach

Inspiring and thought-provoking, this book will remind you that time is a luxury that’s not to be taken for granted.  We All Looked Up Summary Before the asteroid we let ourselves be defined by labels: The athlete, the outcast, the slacker, the overachiever.  But then we all looked up and everything…

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Review: Follow Me Back by Nicci Cloke

An entertaining thriller that you’ll race through, but you might not be entirely satisfied by its ending.  Follow Me Back Summary There was no sign of a struggle. She took her phone but left her laptop behind. Apparently, she’d met someone online. Did she leave? Or was she taken? The…

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Review: Beyond Clueless by Linas Alsenas

Fun and fast read with some important tales to tell.  Beyond Clueless summary Marty Sullivan’s life ends, basically, when her parents enroll her in a private high school. A private, Catholic, girls-only high school. Meanwhile, at their local public school, her best friend, Jimmy, comes out of the closet and…

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