Book Reviews

Book Review: We Walked the Sky

Posted by Melissa Bourdon-King on

We Walked the Sky By: Lisa Fiedler Age: 13+ In the summer of 1965, 17yr old Victoria has just done something daring- she has run away and joined the circus. Desperate to escape an unhappy home, she intends to use the circus to bring her to a new city far away from home where she can start a better life. But the home of the lion tamers, roustabouts, and trapeze artists have different plans for Victoria. Callie is less than thrilled about her mother pulling her from the circus life she has always known to live at an animal sanctuary...

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Book Review: The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali

Posted by Melissa Bourdon-King on

  Rukhsana dreams of the day she has graduated high school so she can move to California and pursue her dream of becoming a physicist at Caltech University. Once she has moved away she will be free to lover her girlfriend Ariana without the fear of repurcussion. Her parents however, her mother especially, want Rukhsana to go to school close to home in Seattle, so that it will be easier to find Rukhsana a husband. The duplicitous life Rukhsana is leading is causing a lot of stress and strain on her mental health and on her relationship with her girlfriend...

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