Review: Charlotte Cuts it Out by K.A. Barson

Review: Charlotte Cuts it Out by K.A. Barson

Charlotte Cuts it Out by K.A. Barson is an entertaining and high-stakes look inside the world of cosmetology. I loved reading about the book’s style competition, and the main character truly transforms as she learns to cooperate with others. This one is also set in a vocational school, and I enjoyed reading about the mayhem of planning for the competition. Those looking for a unique contemporary with style at its centre will enjoy this one. Continue reading

Review: So, This Is Christmas by Tracy Andreen

Review: So, This Is Christmas by Tracy Andreen

So, This Is Christmas by Tracy Andreen is a feel-good romcom filled with misadventures and Christmas cheer. The main character is easy to root for, and the book’s setting of Christmas, Oklahoma is vividly described, making for an immersive reading experience. This is the perfect book to celebrate the holidays, or Christmas in July. Continue reading

Review: Tumbling by Caela Carter

Review: Tumbling by Caela Carter

Tumbling by Caela Carter is a story about gymnastics and the struggles of competing at such a high level, both physically and mentally. As a big fan of books about sports, I knew I would love this one, and I felt like I was able to connect with each of the five narrators. I also enjoyed the writing style and the suspense that accompanies the journey to select the five gymnasts who will compete in the Olympics. This is a book that is empowering and emotional, and I would recommend it to those looking for a more serious read. Continue reading

The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik, David Arnold

The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik, David ArnoldTitle: The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik
Author: David Arnold
Also by this author: Mosquitoland
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
Genres: Contemporary
Publication Date: May 22, 2018
Rating: four-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

“An epic wonder”* from the bestselling author of Mosquitoland

This is Noah Oakman → sixteen, Bowie believer, concise historian, disillusioned swimmer, son, brother, friend.

Then Noah → gets hypnotized.

Now Noah → sees changes: his mother has a scar on her face that wasn’t there before; his old dog, who once walked with a limp, is suddenly lithe; his best friend, a lifelong DC Comics disciple, now rotates in the Marvel universe. Subtle behaviors, bits of history, plans for the future—everything in Noah’s world has been rewritten. Everything except his Strange Fascinations . . .

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The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik, David Arnold

The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik by David Arnold is a unique story about a boy who gets hypnotized. The main character is realistic, and the writing style is so entertaining. I would definitely recommend this book, since it is such a wild ride.  Continue reading

Review: I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman

Review: I Have Lost My Way by Gayle FormanTitle: I Have Lost My Way
Author: Gayle Forman
Also by this author: I Was Here
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
Genres: Contemporary
Publication Date: March 27, 2018
Rating: three-half-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

A powerful story of empathy and friendship from the #1 New York Times Bestselling author of If I Stay.

Around the time that Freya loses her voice while recording her debut album, Harun is making plans to run away from everyone he has ever loved, and Nathaniel is arriving in New York City with a backpack, a desperate plan, and nothing left to lose. When a fateful accident draws these three strangers together, their secrets start to unravel as they begin to understand that the way out of their own loss might just lie in help­ing the others out of theirs.

An emotionally cathartic story of losing love, finding love, and discovering the person you are meant to be, I Have Lost My Way is best­selling author Gayle Forman at her finest.

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Review: I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman

I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman is a story that focuses on three characters who meet because of an accident, and I enjoyed each of them. However, the plot is hard to believe, and I had a hard time getting into it. Compared to Forman’s other books, I Have Lost My Way just doesn’t compare. Continue reading