[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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