BOOK REVIEW: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING WILDE AT HEART by R. ZAMORA LINMARK

Words have always been more than enough for Ken Z, but when he meets Ran at the mall food court, everything changes. Beautiful, mysterious Ran opens the door to a number of firsts for Ken: first kiss, first love. But as quickly as he enters Ken's life, Ran disappears, and Ken Z is left wondering: …

BOOK REVIEW: MILLIONAIRES FOR THE MONTH by STACY MCANULTY

When seventh graders Felix and Benji find a wallet, they 'borrow' $20 before returning it to its eccentric billionaire owner. Because to a billionaire, $20 is like a penny, right? Not so fast! A penny has real value. When you take a single penny and double it every day for a month, you end up …

BOOK REVIEW: A MIND UNRAVELED by KURT EICHENWALD

The compelling story of an acclaimed journalist and New York Times bestselling author’s ongoing struggle with epilepsy—his torturous decision to keep his condition a secret to avoid discrimination, and his ensuing decades-long battle to not only survive, but to thrive. As a college freshman, Kurt Eichenwald awoke one night on the floor of his dorm room, confused …

BOOK REVIEW: A COSMOLOGY OF MONSTERS by SHAUN HAMILL

His father saw them—and built a shrine to them with The Wandering Dark, an immersive horror experience that the whole family operates. His practical mother has caught glimpses of terrors but refuses to believe—too focused on keeping the family from falling apart. And his eldest sister, the dramatic and vulnerable Sydney, won’t admit to seeing …

BOOK REVIEW: LORD OF THE BUTTERFLIES by ANDREA GIBSON

In Andrea Gibson's latest collection, they continue their artful and nuanced looks at gender, romance, loss, and family. Each emotion here is deft and delicate, resting inside of imagery heavy enough to sink the heart, while giving the body wings to soar. GET A COPY AMAZON | BOOK DEPOSITORY | BARNES &NOBLE REVIEW Disclaimer: An …

BOOK REVIEW: PATRON SAINTS OF NOTHING by RANDY RIBAY

A coming-of-age story about grief, guilt, and the risks a Filipino-American teenager takes to uncover the truth about his cousin's murder. Jay Reguero plans to spend the last semester of his senior year playing video games before heading to the University of Michigan in the fall. But when he discovers that his Filipino cousin Jun …