Michelle Isenhoff

Shiver, by Maggie Stiefvater, 2009, Book Review

Shiver, a young adult paranormal romance by Maggie Stiefvater, has been extremely popular, but as I’m writing this blog partially for the purpose of previewing content for parents, teachers and kids, I’m going to give it a very poor grade. It contains much that goes against traditional values, and it’s true I didn’t even like it. […]

Hate List, by Jennifer Brown, Book Review

I met Jennifer Brown at a conference a few weeks ago. She was the sweetest girl. She chatted with me all through lunch, and I so wanted to like her book. Unfortunately, I found little I admire in Hate List. Valerie Leftman survives a school shooting with only a bullet wound in her leg. But […]

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