Middle Grade Book Review: The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann

The beauty of The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann is that it is classic middle-grade; a colorful, creative children’s adventure that celebrates imagination, fantasy, and fun. The key is to approach it as such.  Admittedly, with reviews touting this dystopian fantasy as the next The Hunger Games and Harry Potter, my expectations were not only too high,... Continue Reading →

Classic Worth Reading: The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym

It’s his only complete novel. It’s kind of weird. Yes, it’s Poe – dark and morbid and full of all that sinister/graphic stuff. But it is also comical, mind-blowing (in that Post-Modern, irritating sort of way) and serves to further solidify Poe as a mischievous, quick-witted sprite – a modern day Puck wreaking havoc on... Continue Reading →

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