Review: Setting Free the Kites

Setting Free the Kites by Alex George My rating: 5 of 5 stars I absolutely loved this book. It's a coming-of-age story of tragedy, life, love and friendship that takes place in the 1970's. It has the same vibe as my favorite "boy books" of the era, The Outsiders, That Was Then-This is now, and Rumble Fish. Honestly, I wasn't expecting much from this read--I salvaged it from among the

2017-07-08T18:00:45+00:00 July 8th, 2017|Book Review, Fiction, Young Adult|Comments Off on Review: Setting Free the Kites

Review: Notwithstanding

Notwithstanding by Louis de Bernières My rating: 4 of 5 stars What a wonderful treat this book is. Notwithstanding is a nod to simpler times--an homage to the bucolic English country village of de Bernieres' youth and its marvelously quirky and eccentric townspeople. Every character sweeps the reader in with their oddities, challenges, and charm. The book, a compilation of short stories, flows at the unhurried, smooth cadence of a

2017-07-08T17:36:12+00:00 July 8th, 2017|Book Review, Fiction, Short Stories|Comments Off on Review: Notwithstanding
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