Review: We Are Still Tornadoes by Michael Kun & Susan Mullen

We Are Still Tornadoes by Michael Kun & Susan Mullen

We Are Still Tornadoes was an unexpectedly delightful read. I got it from NetGalley many months ago, and I’d forgotten what it was supposed to be about. It’s an epistolary novel, which I love. It takes place in 1982, and the letters are written back and forth between Scott and Cath, best friends, now separated by a few hundred miles as Cath has left their rural Maryland town for Wake Forest University in NC. Scott is staying home and helping his father at their family store. This book made me laugh out loud many times. Scott and Cath’s letters are both funny and poignant. They’re dealing […]

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Review: Spontaneous by Aaron Starmer

Spontaneous by Aaron Starmer

Spontaneous was my most anticipated read from BEA 2016. I thought the whole spontaneous combustion thing was a joke when I first heard the book described. But then I listened the Aaron Starmer talk about his book on one of the panels. The book explained in the author’s words Aaron said he really wanted to write a senior year book. He wanted to write about that feeling of knowing that everything is going to change, that feeling of impending doom. He also thinks senior year is the most fun year because of the bonding with friends. Starmer wanted to write about the experiences of senior year but under the […]

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