soar by joan bauer

Soar by Joan Bauer

Jun 1st, 2017 2018 Bluestems, Book Awards, Book Reviews, Realistic Fiction, Sports Fiction Rachel Reinwald 2 min read

Soar by Joan Bauer Soar is a sports fiction book that feels more like a realistic fiction similar to All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook. It’s a moralistic tale about remaining positive, having good sportsmanship, and coaching people positively. Jeremiah moves with his adoptive father Walt to a big baseball town in Ohio while he is on contract fixing a companies robotics. Jeremiah…

House Arrest by K.A. Holt

House Arrest by K.A. Holt

May 24th, 2017 2018 Caudills, Book Awards, Book Reviews, Realistic Fiction Rachel Reinwald 2 min read

To read more Caudill 2018 reviews, click here. House Arrest is a realistic fiction told in verse. 12-year-old Timothy is desperate. His baby brother, Levi, is really sick. He has subglottic stenosis meaning that he has to have a trachea tube to help him breath. It gets germed up and clogged and could make him sick and often he chokes until his brother or mom…

It Started with Goodbye by Christina June

It Started With Goodbye by Christina June

May 10th, 2017 Realistic Fiction Rachel Reinwald 2 min read

It Started with Goodbye is a YA romance/realistic fiction novel for grades 8-12. Tatum (16) is left under house arrest with her overly-strict stepmother, Belen, after she gets arrested for shoplifting and her dad is called away for business out of the country for the summer. Her stepsister, Tilly, is so busy with her ballet and being brainwashed by Belen that she has never really…

four weeks five people by jennifer yu

Four Weeks, Five People by Jennifer Yu

Apr 26th, 2017 Book Reviews, Realistic Fiction, Teen Rachel Reinwald 5 min read

  I was really excited about this book. I love reading the gritty and emotional books about teens with mental health problems. The first chapter for each character, basically the ones introducing them were my favorite parts. I like how they described themselves and seeing their thought processes. There were a lot of sentiments that I underlined and thought they sounded pretty authentic. Little did…

Mayday by Karen Harrington

Mayday by Karen Harrington

Apr 2nd, 2017 Book Reviews, Realistic Fiction Rachel Reinwald 2 min read

Mayday is a realistic fiction that takes place in Texas. Wayne Kovoc is a spouter of facts. He does it to avoid awkward silences, to make his mom feel better about her romantic situation (aka deadbeat ex-Dad), and to impress his kind-of girlfriend. He also asks the question “why” a lot, which his Uncle Reed, back from the army, says is a useless and trouble-making…