I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest

I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest

May 14th, 2017 2018 Caudills, Book Awards, Book Reviews, Teen, Thriller Rachel Reinwald 3 min read

To read more of my 2018 Caudill reviews click here. May and Libby were best friends. They met on the playground entertaining the smaller kids with their chalk drawings and stories of their made-up superhero, Princess X, who lived in a haunted house with her katana sword and converse shoes. May tells the stories and Libby draws the pictures. The girls got together all the…

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…

All Fall Down (book review)

Oct 27th, 2015 Book Reviews, Teen Rachel Reinwald 2 min read

All Fall Down (Embassy Row #1) by Ally Carter This is a suspenseful mystery novel taking place in Adria, a presumably European country with ancient roots but now in current times. Grace comes to live with her grandfather, who is the American ambassador in Adria. Embassy Row is the long strip of road that is lined with the embassies from many different countries. Grace’s “America”…

Daughter of Deep Silence (book review)

Oct 11th, 2015 Book Reviews, Teen Rachel Reinwald 2 min read

Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan Daughter of Deep Silence is a contemporary realistic fiction for teens that is dark, dramatic and impassioned. Frances and Libby meet and become fast friends on a cruise with their families. Frances also meets and falls in love with Grey, a wealthy senator’s son. One night the boat is attacked. Frances hides in the dumbwaiter she and Grey…

The Martian by Andy Weir

Book to Movie: The Martian

Sep 11th, 2015 Teen Rachel Reinwald 1 min read

Are you excited?! This is my new favorite book. It’s geeky, sarcastic, and incredibly smart. It’s funny because I was forced to read it for bookclub. I usually don’t like sci fi. And I ended up liking it the most. I think the author should have played Mark Watney <3. Or Brody from Homeland. And #Ireaditbeforetheysaiditwasamovie. The Martian also received a 2014 Alex Award for…

Paperweight (book review)

Sep 2nd, 2015 Book Reviews, Teen Rachel Reinwald 3 min read

Paperweight by Meg Haston Paperweight is a contemporary realistic fiction that takes place mainly in a treatment center in New Mexico, even though Stevie is from Georgia. Stevie reluctantly explores her eating disorder after her dad forces her to go to a treatment center. Meanwhile, she flashes back to her mother walking out on the family to go live in Paris, her brother’s death shortly…

Vacay Reading!

Jul 24th, 2015 Teen Rachel Reinwald 1 min read

What do you read on the beach?

My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga

My Heart and Other Black Holes (book review)

Jul 19th, 2015 Book Reviews, Teen Rachel Reinwald 3 min read

My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga Aysel wants to die. Her dad murdered someone at her school. Her parents have been divorced since she was one year old. She now lives with her mom who has started her own life that doesn’t seem to make room for Aysel. Aysel’s mom even has new kids. Aysel kind of likes her half brother and…

The Book of David (book review)

Jun 25th, 2015 Book Reviews, Teen Rachel Reinwald 2 min read

The Book of David by Anonymous. Simon Pulse, 2014. David is the quarterback on the football team, has a cheerleader as a girlfriend, and Tyler has been his best friend forever. If he has all the things a high school boy should want, why does he feel so weird about it? Tyler has angry outbursts and their friendship feels more like a competition. Monica, his…

GBLT in Library News

Jun 24th, 2015 Lists, Teen Rachel Reinwald 7 min read

June is ending and thus is my spotlight on GBLT issues (although, hopefully they will continue to be sprinkled throughout my posts). If I had the time to respond and synthesize my thoughts on all of the great articles out there this month, I would. But I don’t. So here’s a roundup of what I’ve been reading but don’t have time to fully comment on….