The Law of Tall Girls, by Joanne Macgregor

Main character and narrator Peyton Lane is tall—almost 6’1”—and fed up with the fact that everyone asks her lame questions such as “What’s the weather like up there?” or “Do you play basketball?” and the like. Even more upsetting is that some much shorter girls date tall boys, essentially taking them away from tall girls […]

Invisible, by Jeanne Bannon

As a father of three daughters, I want my girls to grow up with a strong sense of self-image, and thus, I’ve become interested in YA fiction that tackles this theme. Since I also enjoy contemporary fantasy, I’m intrigued when the genre is used in a creative way to illustrate the theme. That’s what drew […]

Life in the Fat Lane, by Cherie Bennett

I’m not sure exactly when I came across this book—or exactly when I bought a copy for my Kindle—but as I was recently scrolling through titles I owned but hadn’t yet read, I decided to look into it. I had bought it for a reason, and with the calendar year coming to an end, I […]

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 […]