Amy and Roger's Epic Detour: Review Haiku

The best kind of love
story: slow, natural, and
full of cream soda.

Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson. S&S, 2011, 368 pages.


Confessions of the Sullivan Sisters: Review Haiku

Family drama
has never been quite so much
wicked, heartfelt fun.

Confessions of the Sullivan Sisters by Natalie Standiford. Scholastic, 2010, 320 pages.


Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children: Review Haiku

Is it normal that
I found the pictures scarier
than the monsters?

Miss Pettigrew's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. Quirk, 2011, 352 pages.


Hold Me Closer, Necromancer: Review Haiku

crazy-pants-ness wins with its
charming nonchalance.

Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride. Holt, 2010, 352 pages.


The Social Animal: Review Haiku

Proves Forster's hoary
dictum has ring of truth to
it. Dense but snappy.


Then Came You: Review Haiku

Weiner's latest had
me sympathetic right until
the end. . . . The hell?

Then Came You by Jennifer Weiner. Atria, 2011, 352 pages.


State of Wonder: Review Haiku

Rogue researcher sends
Marina into uncharted

State of Wonder by Ann Patchett. Harper, 2011, 368 pages.


Please Ignore Vera Dietz: Review Haiku

Label kids "damaged
goods," and they'll behave just like
you expect them to.

Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A. S. King. Knopf, 2010, 336 pages.


Best Staged Plans: Review Haiku

The importance of
keeping up appearances,
in work and in love.

Best Staged Plans by Claire Cook. Hyperion, 2011, 256 pages.


Delivering Happiness: Review Haiku

Rah-rah memoir from
a Young-Turk CEO who
got lucky with shoes.

Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose by Tony Hsieh. Business Plus, 2010, 253 pages.


Dumpling Days: Review Haiku

The Lins go to Taiwan,
and Pacy learns about
dual identities.

Dumpling Days by Grace Lin. Little Brown, 2012, 246 pages. (Sorry, no image or URL available online yet!)