I have worked for OPL for over 13 years, and love finding and sharing those rare gems among books. I also write reviews for School Library Journal, so you may see my reviews under the critics section from time to time.
"Delicate, and moving, Bloom is the coming-of-age story of a young man named Ari who is seeking something more in life, and of Hector, who is looking to find more stability. On his own, Ari struggles to realize that his dream may not in fact be his..."
"When the sister of Bucky Orson goes missing, both the family and town of Blackwell is in for a spell, and he has no choice but to investigate. For no matter how hard his father, the sheriff, tries, there is a delicate balance to protect between th..."
"Elin was born to raise beasts. Her mother had begun teaching her about the Toda (serpent like creatures ridden by warriors), before her great failure and their subsequent separation. Then, she found herself in the care of a kindly beekeeper, and e..."