Featured: Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Unshelved featured Thirteen Reasons Why in its strip today. The paperback edition has just been released, so there is a lot of buzz going around about this book. The topic is teen suicide, so it’s not an easy read. But, both of my teenagers read the book last year and it made a big impression on them. This book really makes you think about how everything you do and say can have a profound effect on someone. It also Continue reading “Featured: Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher”

Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key

Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key is about an elementary school student with attention-deficit disorder. Joey tries very, very hard to follow the rules, but between his disorder and his vivid imagination, he finds staying out of trouble to be quite difficult (often with humorous results). The author of the Joey Pigza books, Jack Gantos, does a phenomenal job of reaching into Joey’s head and Continue reading “Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key”