Review: The Center of Everything, by Linda Urban

The pitch: Ever since her grandma died, Ruby has felt like everything’s wrong. She’s hoping her birthday wish will set things right at her town’s founding day parade. The review: Let me say up front that I loooove Urban’s A Crooked Kind of Perfect. One of my favorite MG books ever. My … Continue reading

Review: Cloud Atlas, by David Mitchell (1999)

Six intersecting stories, from a mid-19th century ship in the South Pacific to a post-WWI European castle to 1970s California to modern-day England to future Korea to even-further-future Hawaii. The characters are all connected mysteriously… or maybe not so much. The stories interrupt each other along the way to the … Continue reading