Deadline by Chris Crutcher

Deadline by Chris Crutcher
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
18-year-old Ben Wolf is told that he has an aggressive terminal disease and that his senior year in high school will more than likely be his last. Rather than obey his doctor’s orders to begin treatment immediately, Ben decides to bypass the treatment in order to fully […]

May 15th, 2012|

Cures for Heartbreak by Margo Rabb

Cures for Heartbreak by Margo Rabb
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
It’s not so much that Mia Pearlman’s mother dies, but that it happens so quickly—just 12 days after being diagnosed with melanoma. She’d had a stomachache. Initially, this is Mia’s dilemma, and in the first few pages of Cures for […]

May 3rd, 2012|

Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool

Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
The protagonist in Moon Over Manifest is a 12-year-old girl who feels abandoned by her father when he sends her to spend the summer in the town where he grew up—Manifest, Kansas. Abilene Tucker’s life prior to that summer is […]

May 3rd, 2012|