Review: Kissing Snowflakes by Abby Sher

Review: Kissing Snowflakes by Abby Sher

Kissing Snowflakes by Abby Sher is a wintry drama with plenty of skiing. The more serious topics in the book balanced out the fluff, and the resort setting is so peaceful. However, I found the main character to be dislikable, so I didn’t enjoy this one as much as I had hoped. Continue reading

Where I Live by Brenda Rufener

Where I Live by Brenda Rufener

Where I Live by Brenda Rufener sounds like such an original story. I don’t think I’ve ever read a book with a homeless main character, and I love how she is the school blog editor. This book sounds like it will be pretty suspenseful, and I can’t wait for its publication in February! Continue reading

Book vs. Movie: Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Book vs. Movie: Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Wonder is a one-of-a-kind book that deals with bullying in a way that is honest, raw, and eye-opening. I haven’t read many middle grade novels in quite a while, and I have to admit that this is the first one that brought big tears to my eyes. The writing is crisp and witty, and the multiple perspectives really help to give the reader a deep understanding of all the sides to the story. Amazingly, the movie is just as wonderful, and although it is a condensed version of the original, it maintains the original themes that Palacio has inspired her readers with. Continue reading

Review: Snow in Love by Claire Ray

Review: Snow in Love by Claire RayTitle: Snow in Love
Author: Claire Ray
Publisher: HarperTeen
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult Fiction
Publication Date: December 23, 2008
Rating: four-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

Welcome to Alaska!

A special welcome to my boyfriend, Jake, the cutest tourist I've ever met!

Explore our natural beauties and untouched wilderness.

Jake and I like to hike our great (romantic!) nature trails. . . .

Enjoy our perfect skiing and snowboarding conditions.

Be sure to catch Will Parker doing his snowboarding tricks. He makes all the girls in town melt. (Except for me. Who needs Will when you've got Jake?)

Experience our world-class resorts and spas.

While you're there, find out what's up with that hot girl Jake brought to the lodge this year. She's probably just his cousin or something. Right?!

Get ready for a vacation you'll never forget!

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Review: Snow in Love by Claire Ray

Snow in Love by Claire Ray is a cute and festive story that also has a fair bit of drama. The Alaskan setting is absolutely perfect, and I enjoyed the relatable main character. This is a cute and fluffy holiday read that is he perfect thing to curl up with this winter. Continue reading