Happy Friday, everyone! I can’t believe it’s already the first of August. My brain is still back in June. Let’s catch up with some fifteen-word (or fewer) book reviews.
1. Molly Saves the Day (American Girls: Molly #5) by Valerie Tripp
After I read this, I asked my parents, “Have you ever heard of D-Day?”
2. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Long Way Home (Season 8, #1) by Joss Whedon
Only season 8 graphic novel I’ve tried. Weird to see the characters after the finale.
3. The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Vol I: The Pox Party by M.T. Anderson
Brilliant. One of the YAs I recommend to people who don’t think YA is literary.
4. Micro Fiction: An Anthology of Fifty Really Short Stories ed. by Jerome Stern
Read in a class I took on flash fiction. Some were a couple of paragraphs.
5. Tikki Tikki Tembo by Arlene Mosel
One of those books that you remember and think “Oh, that was kind of racist.”
4 thoughts on “Friday Fifteen”
I’ve been meaning to check out Octavian–literary YA doesn’t have to be an oxymoron, does it?
Not at all! I highly recommend Octavian. One of my other literary YA recs is usually Code Name Verity. Have you read that one? (If not, SO recommended!)
Sounds familiar. Is that the Frank Perretti series?
This one’s by Elizabeth Wein: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11925514-code-name-verity. So. Freaking. Good.