Larkin on the Shore by Jean Mills

“Larkin on The Shore” by Jean Mills is an interesting coming of age novel about Larkin, a young teen struggling with major problems mentally and physically which the reader explores through Larkin’s narration.

Episode by Tracey Morait

I was pleasantly surprised how the author turned an affliction into a super hero power. “Episode,” by Tracey Morait gives the reader a glimpse at what it means to have epilepsy, but instead of writing the story about how hard this can be for someone’s day-to-day life, the author creates this world where it is a gift and not a curse.

Below the Moon by Alexis Marie Chute

“Below the Moon”, the second novel in the 8th Island Trilogy by Alexis Marie Chute, is truly a work of art that will challenge your imagination. However, I must encourage you to begin with book 1, “Above the Star” to truly appreciate the story.

I Know When You’re Going to Die by Michael J. Bowler

Michael J. Bowler’s “I Know When You’re Going To Die” follows sixteen-year-old Leonardo Cantrell. One night, while volunteering at a local homeless shelter, Leo has a mysterious encounter with one of the shelter’s residents that will change his life forever.

“Daniel: Picking Up the Pieces” by Peter Pactor

“Daniel: Picking Up the Pieces” by Peter Pactor is a historical fiction novel set in 1929 after the Great Stock Market Crash, entering into the Great Depression.

Aline and the Blue Bottle by Carolina Ugaz-Moran

“Aline and the Blue Bottle” by Carolina Ugaz-Morán is a wonderful magical story of a girl named Aline who just wants to be like everyone else, normal. In an instant her life changes and she finds out her past is anything but normal.

“CeeGee’s Gift” by Joy H. Selak

CeeGee has a gift, she can see things before they happen. She feels as if this gift is a curse, one that she has no control over. Until she meets Mr. Tindale who she confides her “knowings” to. Together they try and use her gift to help people better their lives, no matter how hopeless they seem.

“Two Dark Moons” by Avi Silver

Imagine being stuck in a world rigid in rituals – a place where being different means you’re an outcast and individuality is discouraged. That’s what life is like for Sohmeng Par.

“The Orangutan Rescue Gang” by Joyce Major

The Orangutan Rescue GangJoyce MajorAlegro Publishing (2019)ISBN 9780578438313Reviewed by Maddie (age 12) for Reader Views Kids (1/2020) “The Orangutan Rescue Gang” is a story about […]

8 Days in DUMBO by Margaret J. McMaster

8 Days in DUMBOMargaret J. McMasterMansbridge Dunn Publishers (2019)ISBN 9781999114404Reviewed by Maddie (age 12) for Reader Views Kids (12/19) “8 Days in DUMBO” by Margaret […]

The Encouragement Letters by Shanna Spence

The Encouragement LettersShanna SpenceBook Liftoff (2017)ISBN 9781947946125Reviewed by Maddie (age 12) for Reader Views Kids (12/19) “The Encouragement Letters” by Shanna Spence is about a […]

“Daniel: The Age of Dissolution” by Peter Pactor

Daniel: The Age of DissolutionPeter PactorFreisen Press (2019)ISBN 9781525538889Reviewed by Amy C. (age 15) for Reader Views Kids (12/19) “Daniel: The Age of Dissolution” by […]

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