Flora & Ulysses: Review Haiku

The misadventures of
girl and squirrel. Plus vacuum.
And superpowers.

Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate diCamillo and K. G. Campbell. Candlewick, 2013, 240 pages.


The Complete Don Quixote: Review Haiku

Great introduction
to seminal masterwork.
Some effed-up stuff here . . .

The Complete Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes and Rob Davis. SelfMade Hero, 2013, 296 pages.


Fangirl: Review Haiku

Hermit Cath finds her way
thanks to absent twin, hot
boyfriend, and fanfic.

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. St. Martin's, 2013, 448 pages.


Living with Jackie Chan: Review Haiku

Could've been tighter,
but gets the struggle to forgive
oneself just right.

Living with Jackie Chan by Jo Knowles. Candlewick, 2013, 384 pages.


Monster on the Hill: Review Haiku

Scare-averse monster
steps up, sacs up, and gets his
groove back to save town.

Monster on the Hill by Rob Harrell. Top Shelf Productions, 2013, 192 pages.


Ariol: Review Haiku

Multi-species classroom
bonds over superhero horse.

Ariol: Just a Donkey Like You and Me by Emanuel Guibert and Marc Boutavant. Papercutz, 2013, 124 pages.


The Flying Beaver Brothers: Review Haiku

Charmingly ridiculous.
Plus, y'know, beavers.
And evil penguins.

The Flying Beaver Brothers and the Fishy Business [et al] by Maxwell Eaton III. Knopf, 2012, 96 pages.


A Really Awesome Mess: Review Haiku

Damaged kids find their
people at Assland Academy.
Plus, piggies!

A Really Awesome Mess by Trish Cook and Brendan Halpin. Egmont, 2013, 288 pages.


The Infinite Moment of Us: Review Haiku

Now this, friends, is a
love story. (Also a sex story,
if you care.)

The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle. Amulet, 2013, 336 pages.


Boxers & Saints: Review Haiku

Powerful and brutal.
But how to admire it
when it's just. so. BLEAK?

Boxers & Saints by Gene Luen Yang. First Second, 2013, 512 pages (in two volumes).


The Boy on the Porch: Review Haiku

Didn't go where I
thought it was going. Pleasantly

The Boy on the Porch by Sharon Creech. Harper, 2013, 160 pages.


Open Mic: Review Haiku

Much-needed, wryly
funny answer to "But some
of my best friends are . . . "

Open Mic: Riffs on Life Between Cultures in Ten Voices edited by Mitali Perkins. Candlewick, 2013, 144 pages.


Relish: Review Haiku

She's like the anti-me
when it comes to food. A
fun read nonetheless.

Relish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley. First Second, 2013, 192 pages.