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…

paper cowboy by Kristin Levine

The Paper Cowboy (book review)

Apr 11th, 2016 2017 Caudills, Book Reviews Rachel Reinwald 2 min read

The Paper Cowboy by Kristin Levine. Read more 2017 Caudill nominee reviews here. Tommy just wants to be a good guy that people would look up to, like the Lone Ranger. But the truth is he is a bully. He doesn’t want to be and he feels terrible afterward, but he can’t help what he does when he’s angry. Kind of like his mother. His…

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…

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…