The Kidney Hypothetical: Review Haiku

Finding out you're a
dinky-dick jerk a week before
grad kinda sucks.

The Kidney Hypothetical: Or, How to Ruin Your Life in Seven Days by Lisa Yee. Scholastic, 2015, 272 pages.


ALA bound

I will do my best not to leave my heart here.



The Story of Diva and Flea: Review Haiku

Paris and I are
not good friends, but this book makes
me want to live there.

The Story of Diva and Flea by Mo Willems, illustrated by Tony DiTerlizzi. Hyperion, 2015, 80 pages.


George: Review Haiku

Normalizing a
transgender experience,
thanks to Charlotte's Web.

George by Alex Gino. Scholastic, 2015, 240 pages.



Another Day: Review Haiku

A's story, through
Rhiannon's eyes. Lots of rehash,
some new perspectives.

Another Day by David Levithan. Knopf, 2015, 300 pages.


Sunny Side Up: Review Haiku

Serious fare from
the Babymouse sibs.
Addiction hurts everyone.

Sunny Side Up by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm. Graphix/Scholastic, 2015, 224 pages.


Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda: Review Haiku

You've Got Mail for the
proto-Tindr set: charming,
heartfelt, and needed.

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. Balzer + Bray, 2015, 320 pages.


Bone Gap: Review Haiku

Magic realism
in the cornfields: better than
grasshoppers, I'd say.

Bone Gap by Laura Ruby. Balzer + Bray, 2015, 368 pages.


The Hospital Suite: Review Haiku

A painful memoir
about creativity
hampered by illness.

The Hospital Suite by John Porcellino. Drawn & Quarterly, 2014, 250 pages.


The Lunch Witch: Review Haiku

Odd little fable
about fitting in.
It's Bizarro Lunch Lady!

The Lunch Witch by Deb Lucke. Papercutz, 2015, 180 pages.


All the Answers: Review Haiku

Just in time for
test season: a moral
meditation on ethics.

All the Answers by Kate Messner. Bloomsbury, 2015, 256 pages.


The Handsome Man's De Luxe Cafe: Review Haiku

Is it bad to admit
I want to punch
Mma Makutsi in the face?

The Handsome Man's De Luxe Cafe by Alexander McCall Smith. Anchor, 2015, 272 pages.