The Black Coats [Colleen Oakes]

Going into reading The Black Coats by Colleen Oakes, I was pretty thrilled at the general premise and what it would hold for me. And I don't know quite what it was that I expected, but the truth is that the story I got was not it. And I've changed my rating several times while considering…

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Otto and Yapper’s Pollution Problem; Recent NetGalley Requests

These two requests are both by the same author and both about pollution of places where animals live. I definitely see them both as important books and I couldn't be more pleased to see that children are being exposed to these issues early with stories like the ones that Chez Rafter is writing. The lake…

Unleaving [Melissa Ostrom]; 2019 YA Releases

Ugh. I almost wanted to read Unleaving by Melissa Ostrom. I'm still tempted, but that temptation is somewhat tempered by the fact that this book includes some ridiculous tension involved in a potential murder or kidnapping. And I just cannot. Why, why would someone ruin a book about the aftermath of sexual assault, the trauma, and the…