Book Review

Book Review: Wolf Hollow

Wolf Hollow
By Lauren Wolk

My Edition:
Hardcover, 291 pages
2016, Dutton Children’s Books
ISBN: 9781101994825

Annabelle’s town is a quiet one until Betty Glengarry arrives, staying with her grandparents and attending Annabelle’s school. Betty instantly dislikes Annabelle. Annabelle does her best to avoid the bully, but there’s a target painted on her back. But soon that target moves to Toby, the strange but quiet war veteran who lives the life of a hermit near Annabelle’s family farm. Annabelle might be the only one willing to stick up for Toby and she will need all her courage to stand up to the charges leveled against him.

I read this book because Danielle mentioned it on her IG feed. A Newbury Honor middle-grade that sounds like it could be depressing? Sign me up!

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Book Review: White Collar Girl

White Collar Girl
By Renee Rosen

My Edition:
ARC e-book, 448 page (paperback)
2015, NAL
ISBN: 9780451474971 (paperback)

I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. All opinions in this post are my own.

Jordan Walsh comes from a family of reporters and writers, and after her brother’s tragic death, she is determined to make it to the city desk at the Chicago Tribune. But it’s a man’s world and Jordan must fight to cover breaking news stories rather than society weddings or write articles about the different ways a woman can wear her slip. Jordan struggles to get her male co-workers to take her seriously, while at home she deals with her distant parents, who have yet to recover from the loss of their son. Amidst the drama, Jordan begins to land breaking stories that could prove to further isolate her from her family and co-workers. 

This was an enjoyable read, though nothing ground-breaking or mind-blowing. I liked Jordan, though she had her moments when I wanted to reach into the pages and shake her and say “Girl, what are you doing?!”

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