By the Numbers
Review Copies: 102
Standouts (titles link to my reviews)
Teen: Selected in June: Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
"This book tore out my heart, stomped on it, then sat down next to me and offered me a cigarette and a very strong drink."
Tween: Selected in July: Liar and Spy by Rebecca Stead
"How do you follow up a Newbery winner? With another book that seems
simple on the surface, but bubbles with secrets underneath."
Children: Selected in March: Keeper by Kathi Appelt
"It's not an action-packed heart-thumper of a book, although there are
certainly tense moments. It meanders, it daydreams, it wanders. It has
that magical-realism-type acceptance of the marvelous and fantastical
next to the everyday. You have to assemble the real stories from the
crumbs dropped by the author."