I have read quite a few books in the last couple of weeks, but I have had a hard time sitting down to write a full out review of anything just yet. But here’s a treat: Twitter-style book reviews. A quick selection of recent reads reviewed in 140 characters or less.
Book two of “Luxe” series reunites us with a character we grew to love in book 1, introduces new romances, and ends with an unexpected twist.
The Other Side of the Island by Allegra Goodman
Disappointingly underdeveloped dystopian novel reminiscent of 1984. Themes of freewill and government power but plot/character holes abound.
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
Memoir gracefully and tactfully depicts a dysfunctional family life of children living with an emotionally-absent mom and alcoholic dad.
Kelly Jensen is a former librarian turned editor for Book Riot. She's the author of IT HAPPENS: A Guide to Contemporary Realistic Fiction for the YA Reader and the forthcoming Feminism For The Real World (Algonquin Young Readers, Spring 2017).