Tag: coming of age books

the unseen world


the unseen world

By: Liz Moore

Grade: A+

Ada Sibelius is just a child when she begins to lose her brilliant father to Alzheimers. David’s been the figure that has loomed over her life. Her only teacher. She’s practically a co-worker in the computer lab he runs so this is a horrible blow to Ada that changes everything. Even more devastating is when people begin to question the truth of David’s identity long after he can give them any answers.




Author: Aaron Starmer

Grade: B

“Sure, I realize a few of you have applied early decision but do you think any college will admit us now that we’re tarnished goods? They can’t discriminate because of race, religion, or gender, but how about combustibility?”

Mara Carlyle is just going about a pretty normal senior year until one day a classmate spontaneously combusts. Then it happens again. And again. Until this one poor senior class has an epidemic on their hands that no one knows quite what to do about or how to stop.

There are some spoilers in this review but it’s mostly for something that doesn’t happen: