The Girls

A book review of The Girls: An All-American Town, a Predatory Doctor, and the Untold Story of the Gymnasts Who Brought Him Down by Abigail Pesta Stars: ***** Hatchette Book Group (2019)True Crime/Sports240 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: In this news-breaking narrative, decades of women who brought down sexual predator Larry Nassar… Read More »

Braver Than I Thought

A book review of Braver Than I Thought by Luke Reynolds Stars: *** Aladdin/Beyond Words (2022)Tween Nonfiction (* see review for my thoughts on this)288 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Magazine spreads and Hollywood hits showcase stars with perfect… Read More »

Meet J. Armand Bombardier

A book review of Meet J. Armand Bombardier (Scholastic Canada Biography) by Elizabeth MacLeod Stars: *** Scholastic Canada (2022)Children’s Nonfiction>Biography32 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Meet Joseph-Armand Bombardier ― Canadian inventor, innovator and entrepreneur! Born in 1907, Joseph-Armand grew… Read More »

Running Free

A book review of Running Free: My Battle With Anorexia by Rebecca Quinlan Stars: ***** SRL Publishing (2022)Eating Disorders330 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: From Olympic hopeful to hours away from death, a harrowing yet inspirational true story of… Read More »

Hidden Valley Road

A book review of Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of An American Family by Robert Kolker Stars: ***** Doubleday (2020)Memoir>Schizophrenia400 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: The heartrending story of a midcentury American family with twelve children, six of them diagnosed with schizophrenia, that became science’s great hope in the quest to… Read More »

Seeing Eye Girl

A book review of Seeing Eye Girl: A Memoir of Madness, Resilience, and Hope by Beverly J. Armento Stars: ***** She Writes Press (2022)Memoir286 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: As the “Seeing Eye Girl” for her blind, artistic, and… Read More »

But, He Spit in My Coffee

A book review of But, He Spit in My Coffee: a reads-like-fiction memoir about adopting a child with Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) by Keri Williams Stars: ***** Independently Published (2022)Memoir327 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: The gripping and heart… Read More »