DJ Geribo

Author & Artist

Young Adults Book Reviews

Parents and Grandparents.....

This can be a tough category of books to review since this covers the ages between 13 and 18 - junior high to high school ages. Of course, if your child is precocious at age 13 they will be interested in this category of books. But if your 13 year old is less mature for their age, they might still be interested in some of the tween books that I've reviewed. If there is a book you would like me to review before you purchase, send me an email and I will give my review on my website.

Big Mouth, Ugly Girl

Gray Foxes Bonding paitning  by DJ Geribo

A fan of J.C. Oates from my college days, I thought this was a great YA choice that my librarian, Holly, introduced me to. I was involved from the first page and although I thoroughly enjoyed the book, I was a little disturbed by the subject. A timely topic, Oates did a fantastic job of showing what happens when an off-hand comment, over-heard by “trouble-makers” is passed on to adults as the truth.

Read more: Big Mouth, Ugly Girl 

Fangirl

turkey dancing painting by dj geribo

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell is a well-written engaging book. I liked the characters (even the annoying ones – they served a purpose) and the semi-dramas that happened to twin sisters in their first year at college. This is real life stuff: first 'real' kisses by boyfriends, leaving home for first time and the family baggage that comes with you. Add to that a broken home (where the mom left) and a dad living on the edge of crazy. No wonder Cath, the main character, likes to live in a make-believe world created by someone else.

Read more: Fangirl

Hoot

Spectacled Owl Painting by DJ Geribo

Hoot by Carl Hiaasen I love reading children's books (no surprise there, I guess) and add them into my book reading list as often as possible. I just finished a really good story, by Carl Hiaasen, called "Hoot". I've been especially interested in reading some of the prize winning novels and found out that his book "Hoot" was a Newbery Honor winner in 2002.

Read more: Hoot

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My Books

Mouse Bound is now available for purchase!

A sweet book with lots of illustrations throughout, the softcover book will delight young and old alike. A story like nothing you've ever read, "Mouse Bound" is based on an experience that DJ has had many times with the mice that "visit" her studio.

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Upcoming Events

"Words and Wine" Event at Winnipesaukee Winery

On Thursday, October 11 from 5-7pm, I will be one of three authors making a presentation at Winnipesaukee Winery in the antiques barn next to the 1810 House B&B in Wolfeboro, NH (Rte 28). The event (cost is $20) will include a glass of fine wine from the winery plus a variety of hors d'oeuvres and an opportunity to purchase personally autographed books from me, Kristina Schram, and K.M. Doherty. Remember, Christmas is coming!

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