Children of Exile by Margaret Peterson Haddix

In Children of Exile, Rosi lives in Fredtown, a politically correct and New Age-y place where adults are kind and everything is positive and orderly.  She is 12 years old, a rule follower, and the caring and nurturing oldest child in Fredtown, where children are raised by Fred-Mamas and Fred-Daddies.  Her one aggravation is her … Continue reading Children of Exile by Margaret Peterson Haddix

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The Year We Fell Apart by Emily Martin

3/5 stars The Year We Fell Apart, Emily Martin's young adult novel, features Harper, a girl who can't seem to stop making mistakes.  They range from drinking and losing control, to being unaccountably loyal to Sadie, her "best" friend, a shallow and self-absorbed party girl who treats Harper badly, to breaking up with Declan, her … Continue reading The Year We Fell Apart by Emily Martin

The Lies About Truth by Courtney C. Stevens

4/5 stars In Courtney C. Stevens' latest young adult novel The Lies About Truth, Sadie is dealing with the aftermath of a car accident that killed her best friend Trent and left her physically scarred.  She has become a recluse since the accident, with her sole human interactions (outside of her home) being brief visits … Continue reading The Lies About Truth by Courtney C. Stevens