Reviews

The Age of Miracles, by Karen Thompson Walker

I have a love-hate relationship with disaster stories. On the one hand, they can give me anxiety, but on the other hand, they can be riveting in how their characters react to the disaster. Much in the vein of Susan Beth Pfeffer’s Last Survivors series (which I recommend checking out), Karen Thompson Walker’s The Age … Continue reading The Age of Miracles, by Karen Thompson Walker

The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mister Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson

One of the scariest moments of my childhood was watching The Pagemaster, and seeing the part with Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. To see Dr. Jekyll writhe around his laboratory, to hear his screams of pain turn to ape-like grunts, then to a soaring maniacal laugh as he gleefully revealed his monstrous face…it still sends … Continue reading The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mister Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson

Off the Page, by Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer

I fondly remember December 2012. And no, it wasn’t because the Mayan calendar allowed us to live another year. That was when I read Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer’s Between the Lines in one sitting, enthralled at the adventures of an ordinary girl falling in love with a prince from a fairy tale—a story … Continue reading Off the Page, by Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer

I’ll Be There for You: The One about Friends, by Kelsey Miller

This one’s a little tricky, because it is not fiction, nor a memoir. I’m tempted to spend this whole review waxing nostalgic about perhaps the best sitcom ever produced (although I can’t really avoid doing that), but rather, I ought to articulate how another person did it first. But just the same, here is my … Continue reading I’ll Be There for You: The One about Friends, by Kelsey Miller