[Book Review] It’s All Relative by A.J. Jacobs

It’s All Relative, a book about genealogy, is not something I would have picked up if it wasn’t infused with something else. A.J. Jacobs filled it with loads of humor, great stories and a mission to create a Global Family Reunion. You are basically along for the ride as Jacobs writes about his own family history, the people he meets along the way and the grand finally of the Global Family Reunion.

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[Book Review] Strange Fire by Tommy Wallach

I know I keep on saying this anytime I read YA, but where were these amazing stories when I was growing up? Now, if I was still in high school (thankfully I’m not) and had to write a book report I’d pick Strange Fire. Wallach packs friendship, family, betrayal, a dusting of romance/lust but more importantly, a very strong religion vs science theme within the pages of Strange Fire.

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[Book Review] The Visitors by Catherine Burns

When I met Marion, the first thing I felt for this bullied little soul was pity, I liked her. I wanted to rescue her out of the pages. As for the rest of Marion’s family – I didn’t enjoy meeting them. I can’t imagine growing up without affection and love. It just tore me apart to read how Marion ended up after her parents died – surrounded by hording. Then, things took a turn.

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[Review] Girl in Snow by Danya Kukafka

There is a delicate thread holding these three characters together. Although the murder is what unites them all – the murder is not what makes the story; the characters do. I wouldn’t go so far as to say it’s a character study, no – it doesn’t feel that way at all. It’s not a thriller either. What is it ? – It’s a great read no matter what category you decide to put it in.

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