Why Do Abusive Teen Programs Still Exist? Three Solid Reasons by Cyndy Etler – We Can’t Be Friends #BlogTour

Why Do Abusive Teen Programs Still Exist? Three Solid Reasons by Cyndy Etler – We Can’t Be Friends #BlogTour

Cyndy Etler is the author of young adult memoirs The Dead Inside and We Can’t Be Friends (Sourcebooks Fire). Her books take readers into her sixteen months in Straight Inc., a teen treatment program the ACLU called “a concentration camp for throwaway teens,” and then back to her druggie high school, packed with dangerous jockos and cheerleaders. … Continue reading

Eloise Undercover by Sarah Baker

Eloise Undercover by Sarah Baker

Since the accident, Angela has been alone. When she is invited on holiday with her cousins, it is her chance to be part of a family again if she promises to behave herself. But secrets lie in the walls of the crumbling French holiday home and the forbidden rooms draw Angela in. Soon night-time footsteps, … Continue reading

The Empty Grave (Lockwood & Co. #5) by Jonathan Stroud

The Empty Grave (Lockwood & Co. #5) by Jonathan Stroud

After the dramatic events of The Creeping Shadow, the Lockwood team (plus Quill Kipps) deserve some well-earned rest. So naturally they break into the Fittes Mausoleum, on a perilous mission to discover the truth about London’s top ghost-hunting agency, and its sinister leader. What they discover will change everything. But there’s little time to ponder. … Continue reading

Are book bloggers bias?

Are book bloggers bias?

Are book bloggers bias? Ok, let me elaborate on this. Recently I’ve had a number of different conversations about book blogging with people who did not know what a book blogger was. It’s bought up some interesting questions about how a lot of book bloggers know authors. How does is effect what we do in … Continue reading

The Red Ribbon Blog Tour

The Red Ribbon Blog Tour

Rose, Ella, Marta and Carla. In another life we might have all been friends together. But this was Birchwood. As fourteen-year-old Ella begins her first day at work she steps into a world of silks, seams, scissors, pins, hems and trimmings. She is a dressmaker, but this is no ordinary sewing workshop. Hers are no … Continue reading

Kaleidoscope Song by Fox Benwell

Kaleidoscope Song by Fox Benwell

South Africa is loud. Listen. Do you hear the song and dance of it? The chorus of Khayelitsha life? Every voice is different, its pitch and tone and intonation as distinct as the words we choose and how we wrap our mouths around them. But everybody has a voice, and everybody sings… Fifteen year old … Continue reading