Thirteen Reasons Why, by Jay Asher

I’m super busy doing the final read-through and line-editing of the proof copy of Skipping the Scales, so I’m not currently reading anything else. However, I want to keep the reviews going here at the Stuff. Between now and the release date (July 14), I’m posting reviews of a few books that I read before […]

Black Sun, by Dan Rix

Whoa! Wow. What? Back at the start of the year, I binge-read the first four books in Rix’s Translucent series. I loved them, and you can go back and read my reviews of them here, here, here, and here. It’s been several months since I was last in narrator Leona’s headspace, and would that hiatus break […]

Author Spotlight: Dan Rix

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If you were following my reviews back in the beginning of this year, you saw that I binge-read the first four parts of the Translucent series. Well, the fifth (and penultimate) book—Black Sun—just came out. I’m excited to start reading it, but I’m even more excited to feature author Dan Rix today! Welcome to the […]

The Body Swap (Werewolf High Book Three), by Anita Oh

I’ve already read the first two books in this fun little series, and the second book ended in an intriguing cliffhanger, so I couldn’t resist picking up the third. With a title like The Body Swap, you kinda have some idea what to expect going in. After all, there have been countless body swap stories […]

COVER REVEAL: Skipping the Scales

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Here it is, everyone! The cover reveal for the long awaited sequel to Flipping the Scales! Isn’t that beautiful? A big shout-out to Tatiana Vila for doing this. You should really check out her work HERE. She’s a phenomenal designer and so professional and pleasant to work with. I can’t wait to work with her again on […]

Places No One Knows, by Brenna Yovanoff

On the surface, this book is YA romance between a super-motivated girl and a super-slacker boy. That somewhat common trope wouldn’t be enough to attract me to this. What pulled me in was the inclusion of a magical realism element. I like YA contemporary books with one little fantastical twist, especially if it’s used well […]

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon

Every year, our school chooses one summer reading book that the entire student body will read. This is our sixth year doing so (last year’s selection can be viewed here), but it was handled differently this year. Instead of having the students vote among three to five finalists, the administration picked the book. This book was […]

Just a Few Inches, by Tara St. Pierre

I spotlighted author Tara St. Pierre and her book when it first came out last June, and I read it last year, but a review never made it to the blog. Better late than never, right? The book tells the story of Carrie Roberts, who is a normal but somewhat superficial teenager on her school’s […]

My Top 10 Baseball Movies

It’s summertime! The weather is getting warm here in New England, and the Red Sox are playing well (after two abysmal seasons). That’s right, I’ve got baseball fever, so this month’s Top 10 List is devoted to baseball movies. Whether you think I strike out or hit a home run with this batting order doesn’t […]