coming of age Archives - Maci and Zoe Read Books

I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak

I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak

Feb 06, 2018

This is a beautiful book. Sometimes the language and the actions in it are ugly, but the message...

The Sun Is Also a Star  by Nicola Yoon

The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

Jan 12, 2018

There is something slightly magical about this book. Everything takes place is one day, and the potential of...

Solo by Kwame Alexander and Mary Rand Hess

Solo by Kwame Alexander and Mary Rand Hess

Dec 17, 2017

Blade is a guitar prodigy, this is no surprise considering his father is a world famous rock star....

Song of a Captive Bird by Jasmin Darznik

Song of a Captive Bird by Jasmin Darznik

Dec 09, 2017

Reading Song of a Captive Bird launched me into a world I knew nothing about, and beautifully educated...

Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Dec 09, 2017

This book is magical and malicious. It puts a dark twist on the dreams of the young and...

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

Sep 26, 2017

I started this book as an audiobook on a trip to Las Vegas. But the miles ran out...

The Scorpio Races  by Maggie Stiefvater

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

Sep 22, 2017

The Scorpio Races is a novel by Maggie Stievfater. I have loved the other books that she wrote...

The List by Patricia Forde

The List by Patricia Forde

Aug 20, 2017

The List starts out with an allusion to Noah’s Ark. This came as a surprise, as the premise...

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

Aug 15, 2017

As summer has arrived, it is time to go to the bookstore. Here I was browsing the shelves,...

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Jul 17, 2017

Last year I read a few of Sherman Alexie’s short stories and found them funny and honest. I...

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Jul 15, 2017

The first time I encountered this book was in fourth grade, I was reading an illustrated version and...

It’s Not Like It’s a Secret  by Misa Sugiura

It’s Not Like It’s a Secret by Misa Sugiura

Jul 14, 2017

I found myself very surprised I was picking this book up, as it is a romance and I...

A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story by Linda Sue Park

A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story by Linda Sue Park

Jul 05, 2017

I read A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park in just one day. It is a...

Word of Mouse by James Patterson, Joe Sutphin, Chris Grabenstein

Word of Mouse by James Patterson, Joe Sutphin, Chris Grabenstein

Jun 29, 2017

This is a sweet and funny illustrated story about growing up, accepting others and finding home. Isaiah is...

The Magician’s Nephew (Chronicles of Narnia #1)  by C.S. Lewis

The Magician’s Nephew (Chronicles of Narnia #1) by C.S. Lewis

Jun 04, 2017

I have had The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis read aloud to me at Summer Camps when we...

In The Afterlight (The Darkest Minds #3)  by Alexandra Bracken

In The Afterlight (The Darkest Minds #3) by Alexandra Bracken

May 12, 2017

In the Afterlight by Alexandra Bracken is the conclusion to The Darkest Mind Trilogy. It is about what...