Landscape with Invisible Hand by M.T. Anderson
Fiction / John / Science Fiction / Young Adult

Landscape with Invisible Hand by M.T. Anderson

Adam, the main character in M.T. Anderson’s young adult novel Landscape with Invisible Hand, is a misunderstood artist. Much of the misunderstanding comes from the vuvv, the aliens who have taken over earth and forced most people, Adam and his family included, into poverty. If this sounds like some sort of depressing science fiction, it … Continue reading

Award Winning / John / Young Adult

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Simon finally thinks he’s found true love, or at least true like. Unfortunately, he’s met this someone, who goes by the name Blue, online. Simon is gay but not out to anyone, not even his family and friends, but he inadvertently ends up revealing his orientation to fellow high school student Martin. Martin reads one … Continue reading

Karen / Literary Fiction / Mainstream Fiction / Women's Fiction / Young Adult

Faithful by Alice Hoffman

It is a difficult to determine if Alice Hoffman’s newest novel, Faithful, is a teen novel with an adult theme or an adult novel that feels like a teen read. When the novel begins, the main character, Shelby Richmond, is a typical teen that has just had her life completely upended when tragedy strikes. This … Continue reading