CBR11Bingo – Summer Reads! Savannah’s older sister is off to college, and she’s not sure how she is going to survive without her. Ashley has always been the peacekeeper between Savannah and her mother, especially since their parent’s divorce and their mom’s follow-up stint on a reality show called “Shake the Weight.” Since mom’s return home, she keeps pushing her new “healthy” lifestyle on her daughters, and Savannah has no interest in following the philosophy of the body-shaming show that body-snatched her mother. Plus, it’s her senior year and she’s juggling other issues: an independent study in journalism with her […]
I wanted to like this so much more than I actually did. Like, trade secret here, even though I do not enjoy most reality TV, I realllllly enjoy reading about characters in books or stories (and fanfic, let’s be honest) being on reality TV competitions. (This is similar to me not really liking sports, but loving stories about people who play sports. Why? Shrug.) Take the Lead is Alexis Daria’s first novel, and I think you can tell. It was very uneven for me. One minute I’d be super into it, the next I’d be pulled completely out of the story and […]
This young adult novel was a welcome relief from the dystopian futures and epic trilogies that I’ve been reading, but the issue of threes does come up. Ethan Andrezejszak is a student at a Minneapolis high school for the arts and thanks to his English teacher, he has become enamored with the tricolon, a rhetorical device that involves a list of three elements such as “I came, I saw, I conquered.” This rhetorical trinity not only represents his three best friends at school—Luke, Elizabeth, and Jackson—but his siblings at home—the four-year-old triplets, Olivia, Lila, and Tabitha, who suck the attention […]
Normally, I’m not into guys like Jamie Hyneman, but I’m sure falling for him in this cover photo. Here’s my review.