Pet

Rebecca’s Pick: Pet by Akwaeke Emezi Jam knows that there used to be “monsters” in the city of Lucille – monsters being those who did harm to others – but the “angels” eradicated them…right? Jam discovers more than she could have imagined when she meets Pet, an eerie beast-like being born from a painting. Pet…

The Hazel Wood

Rebecca’s Pick: The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert Alice has never met her maternal grandmother, famed author Althea Proserpine, though she’s dreamed of it often. Althea’s life, what little Alice knows of it, is as fairytale-esque as her stories and filled with a mysterious wonder that Alice longs to know more of – much to…

Bridge of Clay

Rebecca’s Pick: Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak Matthew, is the oldest of the five Dunbar boys. He’s taken care of his four younger brothers since his mother died of cancer and his father, too overcome with grief, abandoned his children. We learn about each of the five brothers and their struggles to adapt without…

Monster Trucks

Alberto’s Pick: Monster Trucks directed by Chris Wedge Stars: Lucas Till, Jane Levy, Thomas Lennon Monster Trucks is a fun and enjoyable kid’s movie about the relationship between a teen boy named Tripp, living in a small country town with big dreams of getting out one day, and the squishy, alien-like creature, which he named…

The Heirs

Sara’s Pick: The Heirs by Susan Rieger Six months after Rupert Falkes passes away, his wife Eleanor and his 5 adult sons are sued by a woman who claims to have been his mistress and have 2 sons by him. He has apparently provided for them for decades and she is unhappy not to have…

Father’s Day

Sara’s Pick: Father’s Day by Simon Van Booy Orphaned when her parents are killed in a car accident, six-year-old Harvey discovers her lone relative is an uncle, a recovering alcoholic and disabled felon. With the aid of Wanda, an unconventional social worker, Jason is convinced to take in Harvey and the novel then moves back and…