4 stars! After telling some ladies he’s guiding through Blue John Canyon in Utah that “these stones never move, they’ve been here for centuries,” Aron Ralston is caught by his forearm when the rock he’s standing on gives way and pinions him against the wall in a crevice. 127 Hours is how long it takes him to escape.
3 stars! tries to put her husband’s cousin out of her mind; she’s successful until they encounter one another at Court.
4 stars! Married at 16. Queen for 9 days. Beheaded for treason at age 17. And you thought your teenage years were rough!
2 stars! sing elements from familiar fairy tales, a boy’s dragon friend is transformed into the protagonist of several major fairy tales after they magically become lost in the woods after leaping from a playground swing.
4 stars! A passel of historical facts and a smattering of tall tales yield some laugh-out-loud results for readers who discover how Paul developed his booming voice (bells, bells, bells) and the reason (cherry trees + axe) George went on to become the only President not ALLOWED to live in Washington D.C.
3 stars! Olivia is kind of a hot mess, having just accidentally burned down her new apartment in some kind of purging ritual to banish her previous relationship.
4 stars! A fun romp of a romance with a fast paced story takes us from New York to New Mexico, Las Vegas, and California, amusement parks, bungee jumping, and with close brushes with celebrities.
I loved everything about this book except the teenage protagonist calling the love interest “stupid” as a term of endearment, which completely ruined it for me.
5 stars! This companion novel to Spoiler Alert brings back many successful elements: quick, clever dialogue, a down-with-the-patriarchy tone, a body-positive attitude, and lots of non-narrative writing
4 stars! Four authors voice the infamous March sisters in this novel based on Little Women, set during WWII.