Review: The Paper Girl of Paris by Jordyn Taylor

Review: The Paper Girl of Paris by Jordyn Taylor

The Paper Girl of Paris by Jordyn Taylor is set in Paris during World War II and follows both a member of a resistance group and a girl in the present day who discovers her diary. The historical elements of the book are very well done, and I learned a lot about women in the resistance. However, I didn’t think that the modern storyline was as necessary, and I found the main character’s drama takes away from the emotions of the narration in the past. Continue reading

Book Review: Just a Boy and a Girl in a Little Canoe

Book Review: Just a Boy and a Girl in a Little Canoe

Just a Boy and a Girl in a Little Canoe by Sarah Mlynowski is a book I was excited for since I love a a summer camp setting. The descriptions of the camp the main character works at are vivid, and it was easy to imagine being there. However, I disliked her immaturity and the way she continually attempts to justify cheating on her boyfriend. Ultimately, I was disappointed with this one. Continue reading

Review: Love, Life, and the List by Kasie West

Review: Love, Life, and the List by Kasie West

Love, Life, and the List by Kasie West is a story about art and self-improvement. While the premise has promise, I was disappointed by the lack of descriptions of the main character’s art as well as the forced romance. On top of this, the main character’s sarcasm is taken too far and becomes both tired and almost disrespectful. I had such high hopes for this one, but unfortunately, it does not measure up to Kasie West’s other works. Continue reading