Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers


Sep 26
Banned Books Week Review: Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan

Banned Books Week Review: Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan

You can read my initial post about book censorship here. Maybe I was expecting too much from Two Boys Kissing.  I  specifically chose to read this during Banned Books Week, even though I have not heard news (yet) of Two Boys Kissing being banned.  But Levithan has had books challenged or banned in the past, and I assume that with this cover and title, the censorship police will soon be out in full force.  Based on my experience with Leivthan’s… Read more »


Sep 05
Review: The Waking Dark by Robin Wasserman

Review: The Waking Dark by Robin Wasserman

The Waking Dark gets off to an amazing, horror-filled start.  A few people in the small town of Oleander, Kansas inexplicably murder their friends and neighbors one day.  Only one of the murderers survives, and she has no memory of her crime.  The way-out-of-his-league police chief described it thus: “A lot of people had a bad day.” While the town is still recovering, a devastating tornado rips right through the middle of it. The sights described are horribly graphic: aside… Read more »