Digital Natives

I have been reading Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital  Natives by John Palfrey and Urs Gasser.  This is not really a book for tweens as much as it is about tweens, as well as, those of us born after 1980 (including myself).  They have this idea that identities  are split in two,  […]

The Geography of Girlhood by Kirsten Smith

Penny is a girl that struggles with the abandonment of her mother as well as the difficulties of growing up.  Her life is further complicated by having a gorgeous sister and no looks for herself as well as an overprotective father.  Her friends don’t all get along with each other and the story starts off where sadly one is in the middle of being […]

The Clique by Lisi Harrison

Oh…The Clique, there is one in every school,   that one group of people that for whatever strange reason you want to be a part of  even though you know that it wouldn’t be a good fit.   Popularity can do strange things to you.  For Claire it’s no different.  When her family movies into the guest house of […]

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

This classic by Louisa May Alcott is simply a must read for every little woman out there.  This Charming story is about four little women starting out in their lives.  The fun part is that the reader gets to observe them grow up, from childhood to womanhood and for some motherhood. Most of the story however revolves […]

The Queen of Cool by Cecil Castellucci

Libby Brin is The Queen of Cool but she is oh so bored with it. Her friends are jerks and she does the same things all the time.   Libby gets descent grades for not trying, imagine the grades she could get if she applied herself.   In a moment of a mental break down Libby sees a signup sheet for a winter internship at […]

Ghostopolis by Doug TenNapel

Ghostopolis is about a boy named Garth who is dying of an incurable disease and gets stuck in Ghostopolis because of Frank Gallows.  Frank Gallows works for the Supernatural Immigration Task Force Headquarters as an agent that sends ghost back to Ghostopolis. While chasing down the ghost of a horse and attempting to send it back […]

How to Speak Zombie a Guide for the Living by Steve Mockus

Liking all things Zombie and Sci-Fi, I couldn’t pass up this book when I was shelving at one of the libraries where I work.  This quirky alternative format book is worth a read for fellow zombie lovers.  The book presents its self as a guide to the humans left in a zombie infested world. The goal is to teach you to […]

My Almost Epic Summer by Adele Griffin

  My Almost Epic Summer by Adele Griffin: Irene starts out her summer by being fired from her mother’s, that’s right mother’s, hair salon.   But is immediately given a job offer of the oh so much fun job of babysitter.  Irene is not so pleased with the idea at first, but decides to take the […]

Brave (Movie 2012)

Brave: Movie 2012 (PG 93 min)  Ages 9 and up Disney movies are always fun for everyone. Merida is not your typical prim and proper princess instead she prefers to live life with a little more freedom.  This gets her into a bit of a pickle when her mother decides to have the clans send their leader’s sons to compete for […]

Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony and Rodrigo Corral

Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony and Rodrigo Corral is a novel done almost entirely from pictures and images with a few chat room conversations and copies of letters and newspaper articles.  This leaves it up to the reader to put together the story.  The story starts off with a screen shot of a newscaster giving breaking news of a missing […]