Posts Tagged ‘ grief ’

Unfurl the Jib: Unbreak My Heart by Melissa Walker

3rd July 2012 | Closed

Clementine is forced to spend a summer on a boat with her family. This would be bad enough if it was any other summer, but to make it all worse, this is the summer after Clementine has lost all of her friends and had her heart broken into a million little pieces. Her life is […]


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 […]


The Trench is Dug Within Our Hearts: Home Front by Kristin Hannah

26th January 2012 | 6 Comments

There are thousands of stories about men going off to war. There are just as many about women staying at home trying to hold down the fort while the men are at war. Home Front is not one of those stories. Jolene joined the military at 18. She had nothing. Her parents were dead, not […]


Love in Bloom: The Survival Kit by Donna Freitas

19th January 2012 | 6 Comments

After Rose’s mom dies of cancer, Rose finds one of her mother’s famous Survival Kits in a closet. Her kit includes an iPod, a picture of peonies, a crystal heart, a paper star, a box of crayons, and a miniature kite. Unfortunately, some music, art supplies, and pictures aren’t going to work any magic themselves. […]