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Monthly Archives: December 2015

The Rest of Us Just Live Here

Mikey is a high school student in Washington state — not an “indie kid,” but just a normal kid, if you call normal being best friends with Jared, who is part-God and can heal people with his hands and is revered by all cats.  His sister Mel is recovering from anorexia, he’s in love with […]

Anne of Green Gables, My Daughter & Me

I’ll bravely admit that I only read the first of the Anne of Green Gables books as a child. I liked it but it never became the obsessive relationship/guiding force that Little House or Little Women did for me. So, I can confidently say that you don’t have to be a True Blue Anne Fan […]

The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B

Adam Spencer Ross meets Robyn Plummer in his OCD support group.  Another novel from young adults that deals with faith and brokenness!  Wow.

Sorta Like A Rock Star

Amber Appleton lives in a bus with her mother and believes in Jesus (who is a Rock Star) until she doesn’t live in the bus, have a mother, or believe in Jesus. From the writer of Silver Linings Playbook, this book won me over.  At first, I found Amber’s voice (Word.) annoying and precocious but […]

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Aw, Rainbow Rowell, how I love and admire you.  Carry On is Rowell’s gift to all readers of her book Fan Girl, in which the main character writes fan fiction about “Simon Snow,” who is so lovingly and organically based on Harry Potter  and yet so very Simon Snow that you can only admire Rowell’s […]

Proof of Heaven

Neurosurgeon Dr. Eben Alexander contracts bacterial meningitis (1 in 10 million adults do and most die after days in a coma) and wakes up a week later to tell us about his experience of the after-life or consciousness.  I started reading the Amazon reviews and decided to stop:  too much science vs. religion.  I found […]