In Carrie Mac’s YA novel 10 Things I Can See From Here, protagonist Maeve copes with life’s obstacles through the lens of crippling anxiety. Maeve explains that “ninety-seven percent of people worried just fine. They felt the range of related emotions, but they could still do life, even simultaneously. The remaining 3 percent? We wereContinue reading “YA Review: 10 Things I Can See From Here by Carrie Mac”
The book’s young protagonist moves onto her roof and then contemplates running away to Arizona as tension boils in her home after her brother went missing in Vietnam.
Erin Gough’s Get It Together, Delilah – originally published in Australia – follows protagonist Delilah as she discovers what she wants to fight for and, perhaps more importantly, how. Short-tempered and easy to deny support from others (especially adults), Delilah’s snap-judgements tend to cause more problems that solutions. Tasked with saving her father’s failing caféContinue reading “YA Review: Get It Together, Delilah!”