The Orphaned Anything’s: Memoir of a Lesser Known by Stephen Christian

            So, I don’t remember exactly how I came upon The Orphaned Anything’s. I’m pretty sure that it’s only available to buy on amazon so I guess I must have ordered it at some point. Stephen Christian, the author, used to sing in a favorite band of mine, Anberlin, so that probably had something to … More The Orphaned Anything’s: Memoir of a Lesser Known by Stephen Christian

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian is a bildungsroman, telling the story of Junior, a Native American teenager. During a conversation after school, one of Junior’s teachers inspires him to leave the high school on the reservation and begin going to high school in town. The novel follows Junior as he builds his … More The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

ttyl by Lauren Myracle

🙃 🤗 😂 ttyl tells the story of three high school best friends— Angela (SnowAngel), Zoe (zoegirl), and Maddie (mad maddie)— as they navigate adolescence together. The entire book is written in instant messages between the girls as they talk about boys and school and the choices they make that shape their personal identities. I’ve seen the book ttyl in … More ttyl by Lauren Myracle

First Meetings in Ender’s Universe by Orson Scott Card

I’m a science fiction writer and after finding out I hadn’t read a lot of classic sci-fi books, (I just read 1984 last year—I know, I’m ashamed) one of my best friends made me a list of the most important ones that he thought I had to read. This past summer, I read Ender’s Game … More First Meetings in Ender’s Universe by Orson Scott Card

This is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp

            This is Where It Ends tells the fictional account of a school shooting. It’s written from four different points of view: Autumn, the shooter’s sister, Sylvia, Autumn’s girlfriend, Claire, the shooter’s ex-girlfriend, and Tomas, Sylvia’s brother. The idea of multiple narrators is intriguing, but I did not think that the narrators’ … More This is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp