The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson

Why, oh why did the Internet eat my book review? I shall have to start again, but I warn you, I’m not quite as excited to do this a second time. The set-up: Lennie’s used to following her older sister, Bailey, around. Bailey has all the experiences with boys and doesn’t seem afraid to live. … Continue reading

The Vinyl Princess by Yvonne Prinz

There are a few excellent books I’ve read recently, but I have to write about this one immediately. It was just that good. Set-Up: Allie, the “Vinyl Princess” as she dubs herself for her blog, works at Bob & Bob Records, a place that her mom says smells “like an octogenarian’s attic” (p. 10), but … Continue reading

We gon’ light it up like it’s dynamite

In which the Ever-Suffering Mother listens to pop music. Some months ago a friend posted on Facebook that some days, country music is a necessity. I know I will offend more than a few people when I say that country music is only a necessity if your aim is to drive people away. And up … Continue reading

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