Review: The Color of Heaven by Kim Hwa

Review by Ellen Lewis How painful is waiting for someone you love? The anguish of waiting is well-known to the two female protagonists in The Color of Heaven. This is the final book in the Color Trilogy written by Kim Hwa. This Korean graphic novel is a love story that reveals the struggle of longing…

Review: Drama by Raina Telgemeier

Review by Sonia Franzen Middle school has enough drama already. But that doesn’t stop Callie from loving theater. Though, she faces a problem: she can’t sing. Instead, she becomes a member of the crew and works to create the best middle school set of Moon Over Mississippi. Throughout the novel she finds herself stumbling through…

Review: Boy Meets Boy by David Levitan

Reviewed by Kate Plager There’s a limited number of classic tropes featured in most works of adolescent realistic fiction. Drama about who will be named homecoming queen, parents’ pressure about college decisions, nervous and awkward first dates with a boy you have a crush on, trying to find your place in a high school run…

Review: Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper

Reviewed by Katie Green Imagine never communicating with the people around you.  Imagine never being able to tell them you understand them.  This is the frustratingly isolated world of eleven-year-old Melody.  She is a genius with a photographic memory, but almost no one knows.  Melody has cerebral palsy, so she is unable to talk or…