Book review: The Trilogy of Two, by Juman Malouf

Disclosure: This review is based upon a copy of the book provided by the publisher. No other consideration was offered. Juman Malouf’s The Trilogy of Two is a refreshingly comforting middle grade book — it’s fantastical, it’s creative, but it’s also very sweet and to a certain extent sort of delightfully innocent, completely with absolutely delightful illustrations. […]

Book review: Goodbye Stranger, by Rebecca Stead

Disclosure: This review is based upon a bound, finished copy provided by the publisher. No other consideration was offered. At first impression, Goodbye Stranger is a sweet contemporary middle grade novel about friendship, growing up, coming into your body, and becoming your own person. But that’s a superficial and dismissive assessment of this novel, which is actually […]