One-Minute Book Reviews

Click the links below to see the reviews Laura publishes bi-weekly in The Deerfield Valley News.

Plant hunting in opium-war China: The Forbidden Orchid, by Sharon Biggs Waller

Coming out, coming of age: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, by Becky Albertalli

Little-known naval disaster recreated in new book: Salt to the Sea, by Ruta Sepetys

Destined to be a classic: The Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schlitz

Mythology Unbound: Hunter by Mercedes Lackey

Imprisonment of small town life: I'll Meet You There, by Heather Demetrios

Treasure all the bright places out there: All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

A celebration of exit ramps: Vermont Exit Ramps II, by Neil Shepard and Anthony Reczek

Destiny Takes a Tour: 100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith

Coney Island is Under Siege: Undertow by Michael Buckley (Ages 14-adult)

Mephistopheles comes to Vermont: The Devil in the Valley by Castle Freeman Jr.

YA book tackles hard-hitting material: All the Rage by Courtney Summers

Can love overcome all obstacles?: Orbiting Jupiter by Gary T. Schmidt

The Pentagon Papers for a new generation: Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War by Steve Sheinkin

Imprisonment of small town life: I'll Meet You There, by Heather Demetrios

Treasure all the bright places out there: All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

A celebration of exit ramps: Vermont Exit Ramps II, by Neil Shepard and Anthony Reczek