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This was a pleasant middle grade read! Though the premise, strange old ghost-like creature controlling scarecrows, seems ordinary, the writing made the book.
I expected a bit more, since I’ve loved Arden’s other books, especially the Winternight trilogy. Not a bad book, but certainly Arden’s weakest.
What a great middle grade book! Set in the 50s during the Red Scare and the height of McCarthyism, Suspect Red follows a young Richard as he tries to understand commies, being loyal to friends, and loyal to his country.
I think this was a decent contemporary YA read, but not the most engaging for someone who feels removed from that age bracket.
Celeste Ng weaves a deft story, and it’s one that’s thought-provoking and has you taking the sides of different characters, only to swing back around and wonder if you’re being fair in taking sides.
A fantastic read that takes you on an emotional roller coaster, Everything I Never Told You is one part thriller, one part human study.
I loved Where the Crawdads Sing, and it’s my favorite so far this year. Poignant, rich, and haunting, it deserves all the hype it’s gotten, and more.
This was a beautiful rendering of two women, from different decades, learning their strength as women.