Keagan’s Review of “The Giver” by Lois Lowry

My twelve-year-old son wrote this for his homeschool book club, and gave me permission to share it. The Giver is a science fiction book written by Lois Lowry. It’s intended for middle-grade readers. The story’s setting is a future version of Earth where there’s no starvation, but the government strictly controls everything. Jonas is a typicalContinue reading “Keagan’s Review of “The Giver” by Lois Lowry”

A Review of “Minecraft: The Island”

“Minecraft: The Island” by Max Brooks is the first book in an official Minecraft, multi-author, multi-adventure series aimed at middle-grade readers. Imagine playing Minecraft in survival mode for the first time. You don’t know how anything works, and, in this scenario, no one is there to help you. No gamer guides. No online communities. JustContinue reading “A Review of “Minecraft: The Island””

A Review of “The Girl Who Could See”

The Girl Who Could See by Kara Swanson is a science fiction thriller with a thread of romance. While aimed at new adults (ages 18-25), it’s also suitable for mature teens. Nineteen-year-old Fern Johnson struggles to hold a job and ignore her imaginary friend. She only wants to care for her niece, and shield herContinue reading “A Review of “The Girl Who Could See””

A Review of J.M. Hackman’s Flare

Flare, the second book in J.M. Hackman’s Firebrand Chronicles, is a fantasy adventure aimed at teens. Flare takes us deeper inside the Jasper Territory as Brenna James, a wonderfully resilient and sarcastic teen with ADHD, and her friend Tiny travel to Ginselwyn by way of the travel portal. The story picks up after the dustContinue reading “A Review of J.M. Hackman’s Flare”