Happy summer.

As usual, I'm taking July off. See you in the dog days.


Saving Baby Doe: Review Haiku

The dangers of
stereotypes; the power of
love. Bring a hankie.

Saving Baby Doe by Danette Vigilante. Putnam, 2014, 230 pages.


Return of Zita the Spacegirl: Review Haiku

My favorite space
pioneer girl gets a fitting
conclusion. Well done.

Return of Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke. First Second, 2014, 240 pages.


Serafina's Promise: Review Haiku

More meaningful after
my church's mission trip.
Affecting and sweet.

Serafina's Promise by Ann E. Burg. Scholastic, 2013, 304 pages.


A Snicker of Magic: Review Haiku

Wanted to love this,
and did love parts, but felt like . . .
just . . . trying too hard.

A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd. Scholastic, 2014, 320 pages.


Attachments: Review Haiku

Once you get over
Y2K as historical
fiction, it's swell.

Attachments by Rainbow Rowell. Plume, 2012, 336 pages.


The Geography of You and Me: Review Haiku

Love in an elevator --
not really. But one heckuva

The Geography of You & Me by Jennifer E. Smith. Poppy, 2014, 352 pages.