Category Archives: Lives of girls

Summer Days, Starry Nights by Vikki VanSickle (178)

This is a wonderful story about summer too.  Little did I think I would have it ready to review.  But I just finished it! Reenie loves everything about her family’s summer resort but even she has to admit that things … Continue reading

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Shrewd by Elizabeth Renzetti (159)

This is a wry and closely observed look at the lives of women and girls. It is an honest and brave examination of our lives. It is a book that will make you laugh and cry, depending on where you … Continue reading

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The Pain Eater by Beth Goobie (122)

Wow, I was sick with the flu last week. For the first 3 days I did nothing but slept. But then I started reading. Although I didn’t feel like doing anything else out of bed, reading became somewhat of a … Continue reading

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Listen to the Squawking Chicken by Elaine Lui (39)

This is a wonderful memoir-type of book about the complicated relationship between mother and daughter. When Elaine was growing up, her mother told her Why do you need prepare for the good things to happen? They’re good. They won’t hurt … Continue reading

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Noni Speaks Up (131)

This is a wonderful picture book with a great message for kids. It is written by Heather Hartt-Sussman and illustrated by Genevieve Cote.  It is a book that must be read by all kids 3 to 8, especially girls. Noni … Continue reading

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A Big Dose of Lucky by Marthe Jocelyn (75)

This is another wonderful YA novel by a novelist from Stratford, Ontario where I live. I am SO proud of her work, and I always love reading it. This book is no exception to her wonderful style and award-winning story-making … Continue reading

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Viminy Crowe’s Comic Book Written by Marthe Jocelyn and Richard Scrimger (74)

This is a unique comic book for young adolescents and junior readers. However, I found the book very humorous and transporting as well. But I love adolescent books as a rule and read a lot of them because I write … Continue reading

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