Tag: school shooting

ARC Review: That’s Not ..

Posted August 27, 2018 by Lisa Mandina in / 11 Comments

Book info: Title:  That’s Not What Happened Author:  Kody Keplinger Genre:  YA Contemporary Release Date:  August 28th, 2018 Publisher:  Scholastic Source:  ARC received from publisher at ALA 2018 Annual Convention which did not influence my opinion in any way My rating:  5 stars Synopsis: It’s been three years since the Virgil County High School Massacre. […]

YA Review: Aftermath by Kelle..

Posted May 28, 2018 by Lisa Mandina in / 10 Comments

Book info: Title:  Aftermath Author:  Kelley Armstrong Genre:  YA contemporary thriller Release Date:  May 22nd, 2018 Publisher:  Crown Books for Young Readers – Random House Children’s Books Source:  Physical ARC from publisher which had no influence on my opinion My rating:  5 stars Synopsis: Three years after losing her brother Luka in a school shooting, […]

ARC Review: Butterfly Suicide..

Posted October 30, 2017 by Lisa Mandina in / 2 Comments

Book info: Title:  Butterfly Suicide Author:  Mary Ann Loesch Genre:  YA Contemporary/Romance Release Date:  July 11th, 2017 Publisher:  Independent Source:  Pump Up Your Book! Virtual Book Publicity Tours for an honest review My rating:  5 stars Synopsis: Butterfly suicide. The blood on the cafeteria floor has been washed away and the bullet holes plastered over, […]

Review: This is Where it Ends..

Posted November 14, 2015 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 11 Comments

First I have to say thanks to Sourcebooks for sending me an advanced readers copy of this book.  As a high school teacher books like this really hit home.  To think about these types of things, that aren’t fantasy unfortunately. These type of things that cause heartache, and so many lives to be senselessly lost.  […]

Review: And We Stay by Jenny ..

Posted January 27, 2014 by Lisa Mandina in / 6 Comments

First of all, thanks to Delacorte Press and Edelweiss for allowing me to read an e-galley of this title.  I just finished reading it the day before it was published, also the day it would expire.  It was a quick read.  At first I was worried that it was going to suffer in comparison to […]

Gateway 20: Diary of a Witnes..

Posted November 22, 2010 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

Yet another male protagonist. Maybe I just saved all those, stupidly, for the last books I would read? So far a lot of the books are about nerds. In this case it is a boy, overweight, named Ernie, and his best friend Will. They get picked on and beat up by the jocks in their […]

Gateway 10: Hate List by Jenn..

Posted October 11, 2010 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

This was a really good book. It really hit hard on the school shooting topic. It also focused in on the bullying issue. The main thing that I really liked about this book, is how it takes place from the point of view of the shooter’s girlfriend. The person who actually started the “hate list”. […]