Tag: middle grade fiction

Gail Carson Levine

If you know anything about me, then you know that I have a long-standing love affair with the words (and works!) of Gail Carson Levine. She was my first favorite author, starting when I stole my older sister’s… Read More

Stolen Sherlock

The Replica has been stolen! Without it in place, Zertrum Mountain will erupt, covering Lahnt and the surrounding countryside with lava! Will Elodie find the thief and return the Replica to its place before it’s too late? So… Read More

A Tangle of Plots

“And although they were three very different people, Cady couldn’t help thinking that when they were woven together, they fit exactly right, like the three strands of hair that Cady’s birth mother had once tied up so intricately.”… Read More


I had my very own You’ve Got Mail moment this weekend. Not the my-online-lover-turned-out-to-be-Tom-Hanks-and-we-lived-happily-ever-after kind of moment. (I don’t know that my version of “happily ever after” ever included Tom Hanks.) Remember that scene when Kathleen is in… Read More

Favors From Gangsters

My sister recently recommended that I make an effort to review some “boy books.” I admit that I do have a preference for romances, and that really limits my audience. How lucky for me, then, that Al Capone Does… Read More