Posts Categorized: Get Ready To Cry

Sep 13
Review and Giveaway: Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein

Review and Giveaway: Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein

I haven’t yet read Code Name Verity, Elizabeth Wein’s companion novel to Rose Under Fire, but now I absolutely must.  If you haven’t read CNV, then I’m sure you’ve at least heard the raves, and based on Wein’s writing in Rose Under Fire, the raves are warranted. I feel like I have a decent knowledge of WWII, but I wasn’t aware that American women piloted planes for the Allies during the war.  Rose Justice, the fictional narrator of the story,… Read more »


Mar 29
Review: If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch

Review: If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch

Don’t you love it when a book lives up to all of its pre-publication hype?  I was near the top of the library reserve queue for If You Find Me, and I was content with that.  Then I started to read some fantastic reviews and moving interviews with Murdoch, and I HAD TO HAVE this book; library reserve cancelled and replaced with an Amazon pre-order.  It was everything I hoped and more. Characters don’t get much better than Carey.  So… Read more »


Mar 28
Review: In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters

Review: In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters

1918 is a scary time in American history.  We are at war with the Germans, a people portrayed as closer to animal than human, while at home, we battle an outbreak of the deadly Spanish influenza: “Children dropped dead from the flu, boys got transported out of the country to be blown to bits, and the government arrested citizens for speaking the wrong words.”  Mary Shelley’s father is one those arrested, and she’s shipped off to live with her Aunt… Read more »


Mar 11
Review: Pretty Girl-13 by Liz Coley

Review: Pretty Girl-13 by Liz Coley

Here are a few of the emotions that I experienced while reading Pretty Girl-13: Rage Despair Terror Hopelessness The ending is lighter, relatively speaking, but you must go through hell with Angie to get there.When I was around 7 or 8, I read a People magazine story about Patty Hearst.  It was awful and scary, and I remember asking my mother, “What is rape?” and her reply was an uncomfortable laugh.  She didn’t answer my question, so I knew it… Read more »


Mar 03
Review: If I Stay by Gayle Forman

Review: If I Stay by Gayle Forman

I feel for the readers who picked up “If I Stay” soon after it was released, because the ending is one of the most breathless cliffhangers I’ve ever read. I’m happy that I have the sequel, Where She Went, right here beside me. “If I Stay” is a story about the value of life. At what point is life no longer worth living? Seventeen-year-old Mia must find these answers when a devastating car crash kills Mia’s parents and leaves her… Read more »


Feb 28
Review: The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

Review: The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

I’ll admit it.  I did not believe I would love The Fault In Our Stars.  Yes, I’d read all of the rave reviews.  But a book about kids dying of cancer?  And not only would I love this book, but it was going to make me laugh, too?  Well, this doubting Thomas is here to tell you that my answers are a very emphatic YES and YES. “Cancer books suck.”  So says sixteen year-old Hazel, the wise beyond her years… Read more »