Revenge of the Enginerds

This is the sequel to the aptly titled: Enginerds. Shocking, I know. The kids in the first story defeated all but one robot, and in this book, most of them are unconcerned with the remaining bot, except Ken, who is mystified at their disinterest. I liked that the nerds are all about including Mikaela Harrington…

Dry

Is this fiction? Or a peek at the future of California? The most riveting YA book I’ve read all year. Scary in the way that plausible situations are. Frightening in the way that magic and monsters are not because humans are the most terrifying and most unpredictable creatures on Earth. The “Tap Out” begins quietly,…

The End of the World and Beyond

This story is a sequel to The Unexpected Life of Oliver Cromwell Pitts: Being an Absolutely Accurate Autobiographical Account of My Follies, Fortune, and Fate. Side note- is that the longest title you’ve ever seen? Me too. Please read that book first, but Avi gives you a quick synopsis at the start of the book…

The Book of Boy

The story begins in France around 1350; the plague has swept through the area and Boy is on his own. He lives and works for a knight of the local manor. He does an excellent job of tending the goats in spite of his hunchback. He seems to understand the goats’ behavior better than most…

Marilla of Green Gables

Going back to Green Gables was lovely. That is the only word that comes to mind. The descriptions of a place I’ve never been to shouldn’t seem as familiar as they do- but here we are. Marilla Cuthbert, as a grown-up was on the surface, stern with no time for nonsense. Underneath all that, Marilla…