Here’s another one of our usual mish-mash of eclectic titles that we’re currently reading! Check them out!
Spark of the Resistance, by Justina Ireland
Justina Ireland’s ability to capture the wonder that Star Wars holds for kids and put it down on paper is amazing. Spark is the perfect bridge for middle graders getting hyped for Rise of Skywalker–written at their level, just for them, with the same cool space battles and new, fuzzy critters that populate the movies. This book will leave kids with a better understanding of where the Resistance is going post-The Last Jedi, and why that end–though dark–will turn out all right in the last movie. We’re turning toward the light, and this spark is going to ignite a lot of little hearts with pure joy.
Saint X, by Alexis Schaitkin
out February 18th–preorder now!
It’s a thriller about a girl who goes missing while on vacation on an island–but it’s mostly about 15 years later, when her little sister moves to New York and tries to figure out what happened. I’ve really liked two other thrillers from the same publisher, so I’m excited to read this one–hopefully it will be just as good!
For Your Consideration: Keanu Reeves, by Larissa Zageris and Kitty Curran
Keanu isn’t just the hero we need, he is the hero we want and kinda don’t deserve. I’m sure a lot of people already know how amazing this beautiful man is, but this tiny book is a great way to convince your unenlightened friends of how amazing he is. It is funny, silly, and will probably make you want to watch a Keanu Reeves movie or two (mine was Constantine), but it is also educational, thoughtful, and reflects on Reeves’ life and the impact he was having on the cultural zeitgeist both at the start of his career and today.
The Grownup, by Gillian Flynn
This is really a short story packaged as a novella. There’s not a lot of meat on these bones, but what is there is interesting. The voice is strong and the language evocative. This one is best experienced rather than described. Just a nibble of a book, but one I will likely remember farther down the road.
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