Posts Tagged ‘ death ’

She’s a Dead Boy’s Girlfriend: One Moment and Breaking Beautiful

19th June 2012 | Closed

I recently had some concerns that I had read the same book back to back. Reading in topical clusters is not entirely new to me, but when I finished Kristina McBride’s One Moment and Jennifer Shaw Wolf’s Breaking Beautiful, I was amazed by their eerie similarity. And yet I loved them both. The rundown of […]


Who Let the Dogs Out: Gone, Gone, Gone by Hannah Moskowitz

17th April 2012 | 5 Comments

Ever since his boyfriend Cody went to a mental hospital, Craig has kept himself busy with a houseful of rescued animals. But one morning he wakes up to find that they are gone. The house has been broken into, and every single dog, cat, and critter has taken off. Lio is a recent Maryland transplant. […]


Semper Fi: Something Like Normal by Trish Doller

12th April 2012 | 7 Comments

The upcoming influx of books related to the war in Iraq and Afghanistan serves as a powerful reminder of just how slow publishing works. Current events and ripped from the headlines stories rarely need to fear coming out too close to an event, it seems, since it can take years to catch up. I’m extremely […]


It’s the End of the World as We Know It: This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers

29th March 2012 | 7 Comments

Imagine The Breakfast Club being interrupted by a zombie apocalypse and you’ll have a pretty good idea what it’s like to read Courtney Summers’ This is Not a Test. I love Courtney Summers’ writing. It is no secret that she manages to make me cry like a baby with every book she writes. Summers is […]


Me & Earl & The Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews

1st March 2012 | 4 Comments

Jesse Andrews may have written a book about a girl dying of cancer, but he is no Lurlene McDaniel. Me & Earl & The Dying Girl is not jam packed with sappy moments and words of wisdom from a girl intelligent beyond her years. It is, however, full of so much sarcastic, self-deprecating, and crass […]