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…

The Boys in the Boat (book review)

Nov 16th, 2015 Book Reviews Rachel Reinwald 3 min read

The Boys in the Boat (Young Readers Edition) by Daniel James Brown Joe Rantz is a teenager who has had a bad life. His mom died when he was 4-years-old. Then Joe got Scarlet Fever and was relegated to an aunt’s attic while his father remarried a new woman who wanted nothing to do with Joe and eventually kicked him out of the family. On…

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…

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….