BRING ME BACK BY B.A. PARIS // 60 SECOND BOOK REVIEW
Video / November 20, 2020

Bring Me Back by B.A. Paris / 60 Second Book Review / Girl About Library Many thanks to the publisher and author for providing me with an electronic review copy of this title in exchange for an honest review. HI ALL! SOCIAL LINKS (lets be friends!) -blog→ http://girlaboutlibrary.blogspot.com -twitter→ https://twitter.com/girlabtlibrary -instagram→ https://www.instagram.com/girlaboutlibrary/ -goodreads→ https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/59506063-girl-about-library I LOVE THREDUP – sign up here with my referral link and use code THRIFT40 for 40% off your first order http://www.thredup.com/r/AJPGQX

“The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” | 60second Book Review
Video / August 30, 2020

“The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” by Sherman Alexie. 60second Book Review by Jenny Sawyer. http://goo.gl/l6iLas If you thought your life was nothing but setbacks and disappointments, meet Junior. He’s physically disabled, his family has no money, and he was born a Native American, which means that the odds are already stacked against him. But Junior has a rare gift—the gift of humor. And in spite of the obstacles he faces (which grow more insurmountable as this book progresses), Junior somehow manages to keep going. “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” isn’t an easy read, but Junior is a likeable protagonist whose struggles ultimately pale in comparison to his small (but significant) triumphs. Books for Teens (of all ages): Browse through hundreds of 60second Book Review videos at http://www.60secondrecap.com/reviews/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/60secondrecap Circle us on Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+60SECONDRECAPcom/posts Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/60secondrecap Or just stop by and say hello: http://www.60secondrecap.com

“We Were Liars” | 60second Book Review
Video / August 29, 2020

“We Were Liars” by E. Lockhart. Books for Teens: 60second Book Review by Jenny Sawyer. http://goo.gl/Nb164p Cadence Sinclair Eastman comes from the perfect family, with the perfect pedigree, who live perfect lives…until they come together to summer on the perfect private island. That’s when the trouble starts. Or maybe just escalates. You wouldn’t know if you were on the outside looking in, of course. But for Cadence and her teenage cousins, the dysfunction has reached a boiling point. Something must be done. Books for Teens (of all ages): Browse through hundreds of 60second Book Review videos at http://www.60secondrecap.com/reviews/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/60secondrecap Circle us on Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+60SECONDRECAPcom/posts Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/60secondrecap Or just stop by and say hello: http://www.60secondrecap.com

“Frindle” | 60second Book Review
Video / August 26, 2020

“Frindle” by Andrew Clements. Books for Teens: 60second Book Review by Jenny Sawyer. http://goo.gl/4lXefW . Nick Allen wasn’t really trying to cause trouble when he decided to call a pen a frindle. But with an English teacher like Mrs. Granger, trouble is exactly what Nick gets. Soon, he’s doing battle in a fifth-grade-style war of the words, and the whole school is starting to choose sides. Is the pen mightier than the frindle? You won’t want to miss this book—or the chance to find out. Books for Teens (of all ages): Browse through hundreds of 60second Book Review videos at http://www.60secondrecap.com/reviews/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/60secondrecap Circle us on Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+60SECONDRECAPcom/posts Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/60secondrecap Or just stop by and say hello: http://www.60secondrecap.com

“A Long Walk to Water” | 60second Book Review
Video / August 20, 2020

A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park. Books for Teens: 60second Book Review by Jenny Sawyer. http://goo.gl/Mij4KJ . Nya is walking to save her life. Salva is walking to save his life. 20-some years later, their paths will cross. Salva saved his own life; now he’s about to save Nya’s. In the country of Sudan, where the land and the people have been ravaged by horrific warfare, there are a vanishing few paths toward hope and a brighter future. Miraculously, the characters in this book have discovered two of them. “A Long Walk to Water” is a devastating, painful story. But its nearly-true-to-life account of Sudan’s brave souls will inspire you to look for promise in a country where for so long, there has only been darkness. Books for Teens (of all ages): Browse through hundreds of 60second Book Review videos at http://www.60secondrecap.com/reviews/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/60secondrecap Circle us on Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+60SECONDRECAPcom/posts Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/60secondrecap Or just stop by and say hello: http://www.60secondrecap.com

THE 57 BUS BY DASHKA SLATER // 60 SECOND BOOK REVIEW
Video / June 3, 2020

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“Holes” | 60second Book Review
Video / April 26, 2020

“Holes” by Louis Sachar. Books for Teens: 60second Book Review by Jenny Sawyer. http://goo.gl/UbxMrL Stanley Yelnats is having a miserable summer at Camp Green Lake. Reason #1: Camp Green Lake is not a camp, it’s a juvenile detention facility. For teenage criminal offenders. Which Stanley is not. Reason #2: There is no lake at Camp Green Lake. There’s only desert. And blistering, unrelenting heat. Reason #3: Camp Green Lake is run by a crazy warden, who has a nefarious agenda of her own. Will Stanley survive his sentence and live to tell about it? Or will the poisonous warden and her desert of doom claim him first? Books for Teens (of all ages): Browse through hundreds of 60second Book Review videos at http://www.60secondrecap.com/reviews/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/60secondrecap Circle us on Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+60SECONDRECAPcom/posts Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/60secondrecap Or just stop by and say hello: http://www.60secondrecap.com

“Bluefish” | 60second Book Review
Video / February 13, 2020

“Bluefish” by Pat Schmatz. Books for Teens: 60second Book Review by Jenny Sawyer, http://goo.gl/60X4dD Travis and Velveeta are damaged goods. Travis can’t hold it together at school. Velveeta has some serious issues at home. Things change for the better, though, when these two characters find one another and begin to soften the rough edges in each other’s lives. This quiet, unassuming book is a gorgeous testament to the power of persistent love–and surprising friendships. Books for Teens (of all ages): Browse through hundreds of 60second Book Review videos at http://www.60secondrecap.com/reviews/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/60secondrecap Circle us on Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+60SECONDRECAPcom/posts Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/60secondrecap Or just stop by and say hello: http://www.60secondrecap.com

“In Cold Blood” | 60second Book Review
Video / October 16, 2019

“In Cold Bloodstream” by Truman Capote. 60second The Review by Jenny Sawyer. http://goo.gl/HgVF3N When Truman Capote learned about the brutal quadruple murder from the Clutter family, he made the decision to go to the Clutters’ home condition of Kansas to create concerning the crime. During the time of Capote’s arrival, the murderers had not caught. But six years, two arrests, and a large number of pages of notes later, it had not been the “whodunit” which Capote made the decision to focus—it was the how and also the why from the crime. With regards to books concerning the criminal mind, “In Cold Bloodstream” is much more readable than, say, “Crime and Punishment.” Speculate the occasions it relates really happened, its story is equally as grim—if not grimmer—than other such tales. Is “In Cold Bloodstream” a deeply disturbing book? Yes. But it is also an impressive bit of storytelling. Books for Teens (of every age group): Search through countless 60second The Review videos at http://world wide web.60secondrecap.com/reviews/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/60secondrecap Circle us on the internet+: https://plus.google.com/u//+60SECONDRECAPcom/posts Like us on Facebook: https://world wide web.facebook.com/60secondrecap Or simply visit and say hello: http://world wide web.60secondrecap.com

“Brown Girl Dreaming” | 60second Book Review
Video / October 8, 2019

“Brown Girl Dreaming,” by Jacqueline Woodson. 60second The Review by Jenny Sawyer. http://goo.gl/fsIGFe “Brown Girl Dreaming,” the 2014 National Book Award Champion for Youthful People’s Literature, is, somewhat, familiar fare out of this author. It showcases author Jacqueline Woodson’s trademark lyrical style, and informs a tale of overcome adversity. What’s different this time around is the fact that Woodson is relating her very own story–of her childhood within the 1960s and 70s, becoming an adult between two worlds: between Sc and New You are able to, and between pre-Civil Legal rights prejudice, and also the shaky freedom from the many years of Martin Luther King Junior.’s leadership. In addition to that, though, “Brown Girl Dreaming” is really a book concerning the universal struggle of accelerating up. Readers will not wish to miss this poignant consider the mission to uncover your gifts, after which, to talk about all of them with the planet. Books for Teens (of every age group): Search through countless 60second The Review videos at http://world wide web.60secondrecap.com/reviews/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/60secondrecap Circle us on the internet+: https://plus.google.com/u//+60SECONDRECAPcom/posts Like us on Facebook: https://world wide web.facebook.com/60secondrecap Or simply visit and say hello: http://world wide web.60secondrecap.com

“All the Bright Places” | 60second Book Review
Video / September 15, 2019

“All of the Vibrant Places” by Jennifer Niven. 60second The Review by Jenny Sawyer. http://goo.gl/Hp5Ie5 Illness—and, more and more, mental illness—is a well known subject for YA novels nowadays. Why is this so? Melodrama sells. Really, I am not being cynical I’m just stating a well known fact. Here’s something else: Normally, I Personally Don’t Like titles like All of the Vibrant Places. I do not like being setup for heartbreak and devastation. And That I especially don’t like tales contributing me lower the twisted, shadowy road to mental illness, because I’m a wimp and, typically, I do not prosper with upsetting subject material. So while it might be inaccurate to state that “All of the Vibrant Places” completely won me over—I could never, ever look at this book again—I will state that for me personally, it was another type of illness book. Could it have been disturbing? Yes. Did I cry? Buckets. What made it readable—and recommend-able—was that Jennifer Niven’s story didn’t for just one moment feel exploitative. It didn’t seem like she was drawing me in to these characters’ problems simply to toy with my feelings. Rather, Purple and Finch came alive within the pages of the book….