contemporary · young adult

Dirt Daughter – Michele Shaw

Blurb: "Seventeen-year-old Elena Black had concealed the secret to her childhood friend's murder for eight years. With the possibility of a college scholarship looming, she plans to keep that secret and flee her dysfunctional home; one with a drug-addicted mother, a stepsister she just met, and a bitter abusive uncle. But when a detective reopens… Continue reading Dirt Daughter – Michele Shaw

children's fiction

“A Series Of Unfortunate Events” – The Importance Of Reading As A Child

Recently I watched the movie adaptation of A Series Of Unfortunate Events, based on the first three books in the collection of the same name, by Lemony Snicket. While the film was painfully mediocre, it took me back to an important aspect of my childhood: reading. When I was a child, if I saw a toy… Continue reading “A Series Of Unfortunate Events” – The Importance Of Reading As A Child