SILENT TO THE BONE

SILENT TO THE BONE BY E.L. KONIGSBURG   PURPLE TREE BOOKS REVIEW: Konigsberg’s novel Silent to the Bone is a unique and well fashioned story for young readers that reinforces positive themes including the observations that true friends will accept you for who you are, understanding comes from experience and silence can be a tool … Read more

WINTER BLOOM

WINTER BLOOM BY TARA HEAVEY     PURPLE TREE BOOKS REVIEW: Winter Bloom depicts a beautiful metaphor between a neglected walled garden in Ireland that has been overgrown with tangled weeds and brambles and an unlikely group of volunteers who come together and struggle to revive the garden as well as their own lives. Will … Read more

RAMEN, RENT, RESUMES

RAMEN NOODLES, RENT AND RESUMES BY KRISTEN FISCHER   PURPLE TREE BOOKS REVIEW: An absolutely necessary read for anyone who is entering college, in college or finishing college! Not only are there valuable tidbits for managing college life, including a few financial tips, the authentic accounts of college experiences revel that what you are experiencing … Read more

LEFT AT TROJAN HORSE

TURN LEFT AT THE TROJAN HORSE BY BRAD HERZOG    PURPLE TREE BOOKS REVIEW: Brad Herzog’s Turn Left at the Trojan Horse is a fantastic mix of travel, mythology, self-discovery and humor written in a quality narrative tone. Wandering across the country with the works of Emerson and Homer at hand, Herzog attempts to discover … Read more

THE SNOW CHILD

THE SNOW CHILD BY EOWYN IVEY   PURPLE TREE BOOKS REVIEW: Reading Eowyn Ivey’s The Snow Child will be a journey into a desolate 1920s Alaskan land where Mabel and Jack have decided to set up their own homestead. After the tragic loss of what would have been their first and only child, they strike … Read more