Only Child by Rhiannon Navin

One of the things that drew me to this book was the number of comparisons it had toΒ RoomΒ by Emma Donoghue. I absolutely adored that book. I was wondering if this novel would live up to that comparison... It most definitely did. Synopsis (Goodreads):Β Squeezed into a coat closet with his classmates and teacher, first grader Zach …

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The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand

Merry Christmas! To celebrate this festive holiday, here is a novel that is all about the Christmas spirit! Here is my review: 5 years ago on Christmas Eve, Holly was visited by 3 ghosts who showed her how selfish and spoiled she was to try to get her to mend her ways. She didn't. And …