Reviews written by Michelle Lynn, Assistant Indie Manager

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February 07, 2020
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
A Must-Read

Reviewed for YA Books Central A book that should be on every teen's shelf. The story: In the year after 9/11 Shirin must navigate being the new kid--again-- in a small town high school. Her parent's...

December 13, 2019
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Plot/Story 
 
5.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Characters (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
5.0
Adorable

An adorable children's story about an important subject. The story: Max and Lila are celebrating Chanukah with their family at Chanu-con. They watch skits, play games, make crafts, and eat food all while learning--or rather teaching the reader-- more about Chanukah. ...

December 13, 2019
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)  
 
5.0
Learning Value 
 
5.0
Beautiful

A wonderful representation of the world for teaching kids to love the earth they live on. With bright, beautiful images and well-crafted maps, it's sure to draw them in. It had never been more important for people of all ages to know the world...

December 13, 2019
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Brilliant

Brilliant. This was the perfect book to read with my five year old niece. It's every bit as adorable as the other Amelia Bedelia books and then some. Amelia's school is turning a century old and to celebrate, they're unearthing a time capsule. It's...

December 13, 2019
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
So cute!

Cute and Fun There's no end to the adorableness of Amelia Bedelia and this book is no different. Amelia and her friends are at school on recess when they hear a cat stuck up in a tree and must figure out a way to help it. ...

December 13, 2019
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)  
 
5.0
Learning Value 
 
4.0
Cute and Well Done

A cute way for kids to learn how to draw. This book takes kids through a step by step process to draw many different kinds of aliens, allowing them to hone their creative skills in a structured setting. The steps are easy to do,...

December 13, 2019
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
A Unique Story

The story: Tyson Trice has not had it easy in life. Months after he is shot and almost dies he’s forced to move in with a family in the upscale Pacific Hills community. He barely knows them and hasn’t seen them in 10 years. Nandy hates the idea of...

August 30, 2019
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Good Story

A worthy read. The Story: Sloane is dealing with her sister's suicide when she finds a list her sister wrote. With no clue why she wrote it or what it means, Sloan knows she must find out. The secrets to her sister's suicide might be...

August 25, 2019
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Plot/Story 
 
4.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
4.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
5.0
Young Adult Indie
Cute and Meaningful

An adorable story that has a lot to say. The story: Holland is the only girl on her hockey team, something that isn't widely accepted in her town. On top of that, the captain of the team likes to get up in...

August 05, 2019
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Plot/Story 
 
5.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
5.0
Young Adult Indie
The Other Side

The other side of the story. The Story: We finally get to see just what happened behind the scenes in Fate and Fortune. Our rational brains told us there was no actual magic in the book, but now we get to see just...

August 05, 2019
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Plot/Story 
 
5.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
5.0
Young Adult Indie
Adorable

Such a cute story. The Story: Paige is heartbroken after her boyfriend of two years breaks up with her. Little does she know, one of her best friends has been in love with her since they were kids. But Bryce won't do...

July 07, 2019
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Plot/Story 
 
4.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
3.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
4.0
Young Adult Indie
Twisty

Where to start with this book? The Story: Rayne manages to snag the eye of the most desirable boy in town and she thinks he's what she wants. He brings with him a certain status, but being his girlfriend isn't as easy as she imagined....

June 16, 2019
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)  
 
5.0
Learning Value 
 
5.0
Kids Nonfiction
Important Book

Books like this need to be written and read. Turtles are beautiful animals, but they have a hard time in this world - mostly because of human activities that we have the power to change. Inside the pages of this book, young readers are presented with various...

June 16, 2019
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
Fantastic Premise

I really loved this storyline. The Story: Chloe is going through a tough time with her family. After her parents divorce and her mom recovering from cancer, she's forced to move to a new town that might not be so new. The only bright spot is...

June 15, 2019
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Completely Adorable

This book is so completely adorable it's hard to figure out where to begin. The story is about all our familiar monsters - such as Frankenstein, giants, dragons, trolls, even Nessie - and how all the children must go to school no matter which kind of...

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