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Poisoned Apples

Poisoned Apples 210x300 Poisoned ApplesPoisoned Apples, Christine Heppermann
Greenwillow, October 2014
Reviewed from ARC

Gosh, it’s a good year for poetry, at least from a publishing perspective.

And unlike Nelson’s gorgeous memoir that I will be hard pressed to sell to actual real live teen readers, Poisoned Apples has appeal in spades.

This was a later addition to our list, thanks to buzz and three stars five stars, and I’m glad we didn’t miss it; it’s a small collection of woman-centric fairy-tale poems that recast the action in the schools and streets and bedrooms and bathrooms of today’s world. Sort of Anne Sexton lite, maybe — which, frankly, is pretty much everything wrong with this collection in a nutshell. [Read more...]

The Book with the Really Long Title about Fairyland and Boats

fairyland The Book with the Really Long Title about Fairyland and BoatsWe’re both a little in love with this book, so you’ll have to bear with not one but two impassioned voices defending its literary value.

So here goes! [Read more...]