Book Reviews

Reviewed by C. Breitbach, November 2022

The Story That Cannot Be Told by J. Kasper Kramer, full of rebellion and fear, is a novel set in 1989 Romania, amidst chaos, a communist government, and an uprising. It tells the story of young Ileana, who is forced to leave her home to stay with family she’s never known after… Read more

Reviewed by C. Breitbach, November 2022

Elizabeth Lim’s Six Crimson Cranes, a novel full of magic, family, and love tells a story of mystery and enchantment that keeps the reader on their toes.  The story follows the young princess Shiori’anma whose only goal is to avoid the impending betrothal that threatens to… Read more

Reviewed by B. Ullsvik, November 2022

This book tells the story of Hester Prynne, and how she must live her life after committing adultery, and having a child out of wedlock. Hester and her daughter Pearl live their lives as normal, keeping to themselves and not worrying about others. Throughout the many years that the book takes place, Hester refuses… Read more

Reviewed by B. Ullsvik, November 2022

This book takes readers through WW2 from the point of view of an American Soldier. This book isn’t fully based on a true story but is based on some of what the author went through during WW2. Yossarian is like most people. He doesn’t want to fight in this war. He complains about everything and is always faking… Read more

Reviewed by B. Ullsvik, November 2022

This book tells the story of Kya, a young girl whose family left her at a very young age. She lives in the marshes of North Carolina and is an outcast in the town. She is known as the “Marsh Girl” and the townspeople hate her. She is glared at, looked down upon, and… Read more

Reviewed by C. Breitbach, October 2022

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart is a shocking novel of plot twists and heartbreak. It tells the story of a young woman named Cadence, and the summers spent on her wealthy family’s private island. Until one summer when something goes terribly wrong. Two summers later, she begins to piece together what… Read more

Reviewed by B. Ullsvik, October 2022

Grace is a young woman, who seems to be living a normal life. She works as a housemaid for a wealthy man in Canada. Her life hasn’t always been all sunshine and rainbows, but it takes a turn for the worst when she and another person are convicted of murder. Grace’s life spirals out of control when she realizes she… Read more

Reviewed by B. Ullsvik, October 2022

Being woken up by a robber in the early morning is never a good way to start your day. For Lo Blacklock, this shakes her to the core. She can’t sleep, can’t eat, and doesn’t even feel safe in her own apartment. Yet, she must push past all of this and go on a week-long Norwegian cruise that leaves the very next day… Read more

Reviewed by L. Chapman, September 2022

Warcross by Marie Lu is a science-fiction novel which follows Emika Chen, a New Yorker in insurmountable debt just trying to figure out how she will pay her rent and not get evicted. So how does one manage to have all their debt paid off and their rent paid in full until the end of the year in a single night? For… Read more

Reviewed by L. Chapman, September 2022

Gone Girl is an adult novel written by Gillian Flynn that intimately details the life and unraveling marriage of Nick and Amy Dunne. The story opens with Amy going missing on her and Nick’s 5th anniversary, Nick is distraught and it appears that as if there was a struggle that took place. Nick’s… Read more