The plot of Crane’s young adult novel sounded intriguing when my book club picked it for our last book of the year. Young woman is the lone survivor of a plane crash in Ireland. Suffering from amnesia, she finds herself struggling to recall anything about who she is. Enter handsome, slightly ruffled blue-eyed Irish-accented stranger. I know, I know. In my defense, I was hopeful that the whole true identity situation would bear some satisfying fruit from the plot tree. Sadly, it did not. I’m […]
Sixteen-year old Zander Osborne is spending her summer at Camp Padua, a camp for at-risk teens who seem to suffer from some form of a social-emotional-psychological issue. There’s Cassie, a self-described manic-depressive-bipolar-anorexic; Alex Trebek, better-known as Bek, a pathological liar; and the titular Grover Cleveland who anticipates becoming a schizophrenic. These four teens are at the center of this coming-of-age story of teens searching to feel grounded in who they are. Read the full review.