Category Archives: Mental illness

How to Become a Planet by Nicole Melleby

How to Become a Planet by Nicole Melleby. Algonquin, 2021. 9781643750361 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or starred review) 5 Format: Paperback ARC  Genre: Realistic fiction What did you like about the book? Pluto Timoney lives in a seaside … Continue reading

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The Graveyard Riddle by Lisa Thompson

The Graveyard Riddle by Lisa Thompson. Scholastic, 2021. 9781338679038 Format: ARC (8/21 pub date) Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Genre:  Mystery What did you like about the book? Melody lives with her Mom on Chestnut … Continue reading

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Love & Olives by Jenna Evans Welch

Love & Olives by Jenna Evans Welch. Simon & Schuster BFYR, 2020. 9781534448834 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Genre:  Realistic fiction What did you like about the book? Liv Varanakis’s dad left her … Continue reading

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Naked Mole Rat Saves the World by Karen Rivers. Narrated by Cassandra Morris

Naked Mole Rat Saves the World by Karen Rivers. Narrated by Cassandra Morris. Recorded Books, 2020. Format: Audio Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Genre:  Magical realism What did you like about the book? Kit, whose name … Continue reading

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 The Degenerates by J. Albert Mann

The Degenerates by J. Albert Mann. Atheneum, 2020. 9781534419353 Format: ARC Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Genre:  Historical fiction What did you like about the book? The lovely cover drew me to this story set at the … Continue reading

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The Last True Poets of the Sea by Julia Drake

 The Last True Poets of the Sea by Julia Drake, Disney Hyperion, (9781368048088) 2019 Format: Hard Cover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3 Genre: Realistic Fiction What did you like about the book?  The Last … Continue reading

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Little Mama by Halim Mahmouidi, translated by Montana Kane

Little Mama by Halim Mahmouidi, translated by Montana Kane. Lion Forge, 2019. 9781549307959 Format: Paperback Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3 Genre:  Realistic fiction What did you like about the book? The setting is “1984. Somewhere in France.” Brenda … Continue reading

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On a Scale of One to Ten by Ceylan Scott

On a Scale of One to Ten by Ceylan Scott. Chicken House, 2019. ISBN 9781338323788 Format: ARC Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Genre:  Realistic fiction What did you like about the book? Mental illness is explored through the … Continue reading

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