The Boy, The Bird and The Coffin Maker by Matilda Woods

Oh my, where to start with this amazing story. Woods throws the reader immediately into a coastal town, Allora, where the fish jump right out of the sea, that is struck by the plague. As people drop like flies, the coffin maker sees to their needs until so many people … Read more

We’re Not From Here by Geoff Rodkey

Rodkey’s book starts out on Mars. Humans have mucked up Earth so bad, survivors are huddled together in a failing Mars station. Life in the station is rough for Lan and Ila. If wearing holey trade-in clothes wasn’t bad enough, the food riots caused by their father’s Chow convinced many … Read more

The Bookshop Girl by Sylvia Bishop

Let me start off this review by saying that I have never felt so mixed about a book in a long time. There is a brief introduction to Property Jones (age 5) and her adoptive family, Michael (age 10) and Netty (Michael’s mother). Property’s parents abandoned her in the bookstore … Read more