Book Snap #24:

Title: The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly

Author: Stephanie Oakes

Date read: August 29, 2018.

Two Snaps.

Amazing YA novel! Two very loud snaps! I was riveted to this story. My students also loved it. A painful and harrowing story about the dangers of blind faith—and the power of having faith in yourself.

Book Snap #15:

Title: Small Great Things

Author: Jodi Picoult

Date Read: July 6, 2018.
Two Snaps.
I had mostly written Jodi Picoult off, but I am so glad my neighbour loaned me this one, and that I had an open mind. I loved it. An absolutely compelling story about race and prejudice. Picoult did not back down, and you will love her for it.

Book Snap #12:

Title: The Lines We Cross

Author: Randa Abdel-Fattah

Date Read: June 23, 2018
Two Snaps.
Another amazing YA read. An excellent look at how hate and fear destroy lives mixed with a more hopeful message of tolerance and love.

Book Snap #11:

Title: Everything Beautiful is Not Ruined

Author: Danielle Younge-Ullman

Date Read: May 20, 2018.
Two Snaps.
Another lovely book, thoroughly enjoyed. Can’t wait to bring it to school to loan to a reader!

Book Snap #6:

Title: Far From the Tree Author: Robin Benway

Date Read: March 9, 2018.
Two Snaps.
A thoughtful and touching YA novel about what family really means, and that’s not necessarily blood.

Book Snap #5:

Title: Long Way Down Author: Jason Reynolds

Date Read: February 15, 2018.
Two Snaps.
I inhaled this. Written in short, fierce, narrative verse it spans all of sixty seconds of time and the intensity is palatable. Amazing Young Adult novel– read everything Jason Reynolds writes, you will not be disappointed.