Book Review: The Inside Battle

Thirteen-year-old Rebel Mercer lives in west Texas with his dad, Nathan, and his aunt Birdie. His dad is finally home after serving in the military, and Rebel longs for his approval. But something isn’t right. His dad has PTSD, and lately he has been spending his time communicating with a racist, anti-government militia group called…

Book Review: On Snowden Mountain

Note to parents: We’re using it in our 8th grade Home Ed curriculum this year. I’ll write up a post over at GoodEnoughHomeschool.Com with a book list this weekend. I adore historical fiction. I’ve based my entire home education program on intertwining great stories with factual spine books, so that my kids not only get…

Dear Sweet Pea: an ARC Review

Did you love Dumplin’? Me too. Dear Sweet Pea is Julie Murphy’s first Middle Grade book. Patricia “Sweet Pea” DiMarco is having a bit of a rough year. Her parents are getting divorced, she’s got friend drama in middle school and on top of all that she starts answering letters written to her neighbor’s advice…

The Doughnut King: ARC Review

Doughnuts and a city kid transformed from a transplant into a small town defender in one seamless story. What more could you ask for in a sequel? You don’t need to read The Doughnut Fix (a 2018 Cybils finalist!) to enjoy this story, but I think you should. Kids of all ages will giggle and…