The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing: Review Haiku

They would've gotten
away with it if it weren't
for those meddling kids.

The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing by Sheila Turnage. Dawson/Putnam, 2014, 368 pages.


Benjamin Franklin: Review Haiku

Yeah, yeah, yeah, Founding
Father, but Franklin was really
a scientist.

Benjamin Franklin (Giants of Science series) by Kathleen Krull. Viking, 2013, 121 pages.


Good Riddance: Review Haiku

Sad, honest, yet
ultimately hopeful: share this
with your best girl friend.

Good Riddance: An Illustrated Memoir of Divorce by Cynthia Copeland. Abrams, 2013, 222 pages.


Binny for Short: Review Haiku

Yes, another quirky
family, but wrapped up
into so much more.

Binny for Short by Hilary McKay. McElderry/S&S, 2013, 304 pages.


Violet Mackerel series: Review Haiku

Seriously, you
haven't met Violet Mackerel yet?
Shame on you.

All titles by Anna Branford, with illustrations by Elanna Allen. Atheneum/S&S.

Violet Mackerel's Personal Space, 2013, 128 pages.
Violet Mackerel's Remarkable Recovery, 2013, 128 pages.
Violet Mackerel's Brilliant Plot, 2012, 112 pages.

See also http://www.emilyreads.com/2013/10/violet-mackerels-natural-habitat-review.html.


I Don't Know: Review Haiku

Why we fake it, and
what we're afraid of, in a
pretty blue package.

I Don't Know: In Praise of Admitting Ignorance (Except When You Shouldn't) by Leah Hager Cohen. Riverhead, 2013, 128 pages.


Starling: Review Haiku

Superhero juggles
work/life balance, romance,
and jerkwad colleague.

Starling by Sage Stossel. InkLit/Penguin, 2013, 208 pages.


The Happy Atheist: Review Haiku

I tried, I did. But
this is just mean and
surprisingly ignorant.

The Happy Atheist by PZ Myers. Pantheon, 2013, 208 pages.


The Adventures of Superhero Girl: Review Haiku

Why am I just now
discovering the awesomeness
that is S.G.?

The Adventures of Superhero Girl by Faith Erin Hicks. Dark Horse Comics, 2013, 112 pages.


Nine Inches: Review Haiku

Lonely hearts, fallen
heroes, and sad sacks get prime
Perrotta treatment.

Nine Inches: Stories by Tom Perrotta. St. Martin's Press, 2013, 256 pages.


Roomies: Review Haiku

First impressions can
be tough, especially from
across the country.

Roomies by Sara Zarr and Tara Altebrando. Little Brown, 2013, 288 pages.


Best American Comics 2013: Review Haiku

Sign I'm more GN-literate:
I've read loads of
these picks already.

The Best American Comics 2013, edited by Jeff Smith. HMH, 2013, 400 pages.


The Impossible Knife of Memory: Review Haiku

Halse Anderson
does it again: takes my heart and
rips it wide open.

The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson. Viking, 2014, 304 pages.