Mini-reviews Part I

Cut Me Free by J. R. Johansson

So, so dark and disturbing as it explores a first-person experience of a teenager abused for most of her life and the steps she is willing to take to prevent that from happening to others. I liked it a lot but promptly forgot it.


The Jaguar's Children by John Vaillant

An extremely powerful novel and one that is ripped from the headlines as it explores a Mexican teen trying to sneak into the United States but finds himself trapped in a water tanker. There are no words to do this one justice.


A Memory of Violets by Hazel Gaynor

A beautiful novel about love, loss, and perseverance; the ending is a bit too fairy tale-esque for my taste, but I still thoroughly enjoyed the story.


4 Responses to Mini-reviews Part I
  1. Ti
    March 19, 2015 | 10:47 AM

    I read Vaillant’s The Tiger and thought it was pretty good. Haven’t read his newest book yet.

    I am still reading The Book of Strange New Things. It’s rather hefty so it’s taking me longer than usual but I am liking it so far even though it’s a rather quiet book as far as action goes.

    • Michelle
      March 21, 2015 | 8:29 PM

      I LOVED The Tiger. The Jaguar’s Children was equally powerful. I highly recommend it!

      I still feel horrible that I didn’t give the Faber book a longer chance. I’m sure I would love it had I continued it.

  2. Anita
    March 19, 2015 | 1:14 PM

    i like this format. I wish i could type with two hands well. Ive read some great books and they deserve full reviews. ugh. Soon! I’m practicing some each day…building up!!
    Happy reading, and the one you loved is new to me 🙂

    • Michelle
      March 21, 2015 | 8:44 PM

      It’s an easy way to get caught up on the old reviews. I do like it a lot. I’m going to have to figure out how to incorporate it more often.

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