Review: More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

Reviewed by Katie Green Do not read anything else about this book before you read it! More Happy Than Not was a completely delightful surprise that you do not want spoiled. This young adult novel addresses the heavy topics of suicide, teenage sexuality, and death. Aaron Soto is an irresistible protagonist: his voice keeps the…

Review: Listen, Slowly by Thanhha Lai

Reviewed by Lu Yang How would it feel if you were suddenly sent to a place that is totally culturally different? For California-born and raised 12-year old Mai, the trip to Vietnam seems like a perfect disaster. Especially that she has been looking forward to spending the summer at the beach. With her best girl…

Review: Chester and Gus by Cammie McGovern

Review by Cristina Silva Gleason 10-year- old Gus is autistic and unable to communicate with those around him. He struggles to be understood and heard. Chester is a super smart but failed service dog candidate. Can he provide Gus and his family the answers they’ve been searching for? Chester and Gus is a heart-warming fantasy…

Review: The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline

Review by Jennifer Langreck The commodification of the human body has been a central practice of imperial conquest, and Natives in North America are no strangers to this. In 1863, Minnesota State Treasurer Charles Schaff reported the purchase of a “Sioux Scalp” for $25.00. Similar cultural trauma is examined in the dystopian indigenous futurism novel…