Contemporary Realistic Fiction · Review · Young Adult

Heretics Anonymous by Katie Henry | Book Review

After watching way too many Mr. Atheist videos, I was pretty excited to find a YA book where the protagonist is atheist and has to attend a Catholic school. It then spoke to my high school self, who was very into comparing world religions and denominations of Christianity, by then showing that this atheist teen joins a group of friends who have a variety of beliefs, including….

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Contemporary Realistic Fiction · Poetry · Review · Young Adult

Rumble by Ellen Hopkins

Synopsis from Inside Cover: Matthew Turner doesn’t have faith in anything. Not in family — his is a shambles after his younger brother was bullied into suicide. Not in so-called friends who turn their backs when things get tough. Not in some all-powerful creator who lets too much bad stuff happen. And certainly not in… Continue reading Rumble by Ellen Hopkins

Contemporary Realistic Fiction · Review · Young Adult

Faking Faith by Josie Bloss

Synopsis from Goodreads: Dylan Mahoney is living one big unholy lie. Thanks to a humiliating and painfully public sexting incident, Dylan has become the social pariah at her suburban Chicago high school. She’s ignored by everyone–when she’s not being taunted–and estranged from her two best friends. So when Dylan discovers the blogs of homeschooled fundamentalist… Continue reading Faking Faith by Josie Bloss

Classics · Review

Lord of the Flies by William Golding

Lord of the Flies by William Golding is about a group of English schoolboys whom are plane-wrecked on a deserted island. They were being evacuated from England in World War II and had crashed. There are no living adults on the island. At first, the boys cooperate, attempting to gather food, build shelters, and maintain… Continue reading Lord of the Flies by William Golding

Historical Fiction · Modern Fantasy · Review

The Crown Rose by Fiona Avery

The Crown Rose by Fiona Avery was published in 2005. I just finished reading it. Sorry about the spoilers. The cover jacket says: This is the story of Isabelle of France, born heir to the throne, and the mystery of one man who enters her life at several key moments, becoming her icon, her soul’s… Continue reading The Crown Rose by Fiona Avery