42 Miles by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer

42 Miles by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer is aptly named, for it is just 42 miles between the two different life’s that JoEllen lives.  42 miles between the doorstep of her Mother’s downtown city apartment and her father’s farm.  When she’s in the city she goes by Ellen and loves to hang out with her friends.  [...]

Someone Named Eva by Joan M. Wolf

Loved this book. Loved it. Read on . . . One of my favorite types of books to read are books that take place around World War II and the Holocaust.  There will never be a drought of stories to tell from this horrific part of history.  But I was shocked when I picked up [...]

Holbrook: A Lizards Tale by Bonny Becker

Holbrook: A Lizards Tale by Bonny Becker is such a cute little book about following your dreams even when nobody else thinks you can reach them. From the dust jacket: Holbrook loves to paint.  He has to paint.  But no one in the dusty town of Rattler’s Bend understands how important art is.  Hoping to [...]

The Wednesday Wars by Gary Schmidt

The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidtreally surprised me. For some odd reason, I really felt like I would not like this book. I guess I was judging a book by its cover because the cover for The Wednesday Wars is awful! And now that I’m now looking at it closely, I’m just noticing that [...]