Category: Coming-of-Age

Review: Winger by Andrew Smith

Winger by Andrew Smith Final Verdict: 4.0 out of 4.0 YTD: 36 Ryan Dean West is Winger, so nicknamed for the position he plays on the high school Rugby team.  He is fourteen years old and, being intellectually gifted, is already heading into his… Continue Reading “Review: Winger by Andrew Smith”

Review: These Things Happen by Richard Kramer

These Things Happen by Richard Kramer Final Verdict: 3.5 out of 4.0 YTD: 53 Plot/Story: 4 – Plot/Story is interesting/believable and impactful (socially, academically, etc.) These Things Happen opens with the main character, Wesley, and his best friend, Theo.  Both of these young men,… Continue Reading “Review: These Things Happen by Richard Kramer”

Review: Ghost Medicine by Andrew Smith

Ghost Medicine by Andrew Smith Final Verdict: 3.0 out of 4.0 YTD: 32 Plot/Story: 3 – Plot/Story is interesting & believable. Ghost Medicine is Andrew Smith’s debut novel and, though there are some similarities to his later works (elements of danger, young protagonists, brotherly relationships… Continue Reading “Review: Ghost Medicine by Andrew Smith”

Review: In One Person by John Irving

In One Person by John Irving Final Verdict: 3.25 out of 4.0 YTD: 18 Plot/Story: 3 – Plot/Story is interesting & believable. Irving is known for his bold approach to sexuality and the social/familial “other.”  This latest is no exception to that well-established reputation. … Continue Reading “Review: In One Person by John Irving”

Review: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky Final Verdict: 4.0 out of 4.0 YTD: 15 Disclosure:  This is a book that I have read five times, now, but have yet to review.  The first three times I read it were in the… Continue Reading “Review: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky”

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