Category Archives: first reads

Molly the Mole A Story to Help Children Build Self-Esteem by Alice Reeves

Molly the Mole: A Story to Help Children Build Self-Esteem by Alice Reeves is part of the Truth and Tails series, specifically regarding Self-Esteem. Molly is feeling sad because she is comparing herself to her friends. She does not think she … Continue reading

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The Lost History of Stars by Dave Boling

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The Lost History of Stars by Dave Boling is a powerful and shocking story about a family during The Second Anglo-Boer War during the early part of the 20th century in Africa. It’s a historical fiction story that is inspired … Continue reading

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Abby’s Journey by Steena Holms

Abby’s Journey by Steena Holms is the sequel to the  Saving Abbey. It tells the story of Abby’s childhood living with her father Josh. Her mother Claire died shortly after Abby was born but Abby has a real connection with … Continue reading

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Coming Up for Air by Miranda Kenneally

Coming Up for Air by Miranda Kenneally is a fantastic book in the Hundred Oaks series. This is the 5th book I’ve read in the series. I love getting lost in the sporty world that Miranda Kenneally has created. I … Continue reading

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Lila and the Crow

I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Lila and the Crow by Gabrielle Grimard is a  beautiful story dealing with and sad and very real issue.  Lila arrives at her ne w … Continue reading

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YA Review – Defending Taylor

I received an Advance Reader Copy from the publisher via NetGalley. About a year ago I discovered Miranda Kenneally. The first book I read was  Breathe, Annie, Breath and I immediately fell in love with her writing style and the … Continue reading

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When We Fall by Emily Liebert

I received “When We Fall” by Emily Liebert for free from Goodreads in exchange for an honest review. The book “When We Fall” by Emily Liebert is a definite page turner. The main character, Allison Parker, 11 years prior to … Continue reading

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Breathe, Annie, Breathe; a YA Book Review

I received, “Breathe, Annie, Breathe” by Miranda Kenneally, for free in exchange for a review from goodreads. I had received this book months ago, but between my schedule and the book not catching my attention I put it off. One thing I learned … Continue reading

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