Hilo: Review Haiku

Robots, world
domination, and friendship.
Also, silver underpants.

Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth by Judd Winick. Random, 2015, 192 pages.


The Perks of Being a Wallflower: Review Haiku

Yes, I am the last
person to read this. Lo,
the sins of the fathers . . .

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbonsky. S&S, 1999, 213 pages.


Infinite In Between: Review Haiku

Five teenagers, four
years of high school,
infinite possibilities.

Infinite In Between by Carolyn Mackler. Harper Teen, 2015, 462 pages.


Good Mourning: Review Haiku

Insanely rich girl
takes job at funeral home;
friends, family gape.

Good Mourning by Elizabeth Meyer. Gallery Books, 2015, 280 pages.


Honor Girl: Review Haiku

Not your typical
summer-camp love story.
Also, she's a crack shot.

Honor Girl by Maggie Thrash. Candlewick, 2015, 267 pages.


The Seventh Most Important Thing: Review Haiku

Troubled kid finds
redemption helping old man
create beauty from trash.

The Seventh Most Important Thing by Shelley Pearsall. Knopf, 2015, 278 pages.


Furiously Happy: Review Haiku

Come for the promise
of taxidermy; stay for
the affirmations.

Furiously Happy: A Funny Book about Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson. Flatiron Books, 2015, 329 pages.