Category Archives: Book Talk

Book Talk on The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

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The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner: Spoiler-free review.

Lily and Dunkin

The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

“Release” by Patrick Ness

From #1 New York Times bestselling author and former TRCA nominee Patrick Ness comes a new novel described by author Andrew Smith as “beautiful, enchanting, and exquisitely written.” Inspired by Judy Blume’s Forever and Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway, this novel tells the story of Adam Thorn a young man struggling with his family’s religious beliefs, an employer’s inappropriate advances, and his unrequited love for his sort-of ex, Enzo.

“Long Way Down” by Jason Reynolds

From Jason Reynolds, one of the co-authors of American Boys, comes a novel that takes place in sixty potent seconds—the time it takes a kid to decide whether or not he’s going to murder the guy who killed his brother. Told in free-verse poems, this story is about fifteen-year-old Will who sees his older brother, Shawn, gunned down on the streets, and sets out to do the expected: seek revenge for his brother’s death.

The Memory of Light by Francisco X. Stork: Book Review

The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly: Book Talk

The Sacred Lies Of Minnow Bly: Review