Genre: Special Needs


Apr 21
Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman – Review

Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman – Review

Reviews 21 ★★★★½

Challenger Deep is the type of book that you won’t forget long after you’ve finished reading it. This book sheds light on mental illness in a way I have never seen done before (at least not so thoroughly and realistically) – putting you directly into the mind of the mentally ill character and taking you on an enlightening, but also somewhat perplexing journey through his illness. Normally, I start my reviews with what I loved, but I’m switching things up a little because I feel like I have to get the negative out of the way first, before I can get to what I really loved. So, stick with me here! The negatives: Prepare to be confounded. I had a hard time rating this book, to be honest. I kept hovering between four and four-and-a-half stars, even though I think it’s brilliant in a lot of ways. Why? This book was very strange…. Read more »


Sep 11
Review – Sway by Kat Spears

Review – Sway by Kat Spears

Reviews 7 ★★★★

Sway wasn’t exactly what I thought it was going to be based on the synopsis. It’s not a sweet, light romance – instead the story is much more about how an unsavory main character grows into a different type of person – the type of person who cares. This book definitely won’t be for everyone (Jesse says and does things that would offend just about anyone), but if you stick around to see the person that Jesse turns into, I think you’ll find it worth the ride. What I LOVED: Jesse’s character development. Honestly, it is a mystery to me how Spears managed to make me like Jesse. He is not the best person – he deals drugs, sells people homework, gets people arrested for things they didn’t do, and generally messes with people’s lives. I should have hated him. But Spears made him so darn likable while he did all… Read more »