A Thousand Perfect Notes Review

A Book Spun From "Sugar and Charcoal" // Author: C.G. Drews // Rating: 5/5 Synopsis: An emotionally charged story of music, abuse and, ultimately, hope. Beck hates his life. He hates his violent mother. He hates his home. Most of all, he hates the piano that his mother forces him to play hour after hour, day after … Continue reading A Thousand Perfect Notes Review

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Five Star Friday: Picture Books Edition #7

Ha, I like that number 7 has fallen on a Friday the 13th. WOOOOOOO. I like spooky and I like the next five picture books! (Which may or may not contain spooky, reader, have fun.) 1. Blue Ethel by Jennifer Black Reinhardt Synopsis: Ethel is old, she is fat, she is black, and she is white. … Continue reading Five Star Friday: Picture Books Edition #7

The Art of Escaping Review

The Art of Kinda Grabbing My Interest // Author: Erin Callahan // Rating: 3/5 Synopsis: Seventeen-year-old Mattie has a hidden obsession: escapology. Emphasis on hidden. If anyone from school finds out, she’ll be abandoned to her haters. Facing a long and lonely summer, Mattie finally seeks out Miyu, the reclusive daughter of a world-renowned escape artist. Following … Continue reading The Art of Escaping Review

The Myth of Perpetual Summer Review

A Cracking Southern Mystery That Peters Out // Author: Susan Crandall // Rating: 2/5 Synopsis: From the national bestselling author of Whistling Past the Graveyard comes a moving coming-of-age tale set in the tumultuous sixties that harkens to both Ordinary Grace and The Secret Life of Bees. Tallulah James’s parents’ volatile relationship, erratic behavior, and hands-off approach to child rearing set tongues … Continue reading The Myth of Perpetual Summer Review