The Solitude of Prime Numbers and the great space that separates us.

    For me, a quote from the first page of the 20th chapter of┬áThe Solitude of Prime Numbers┬áby Paola Giordano, sums the nature of this book exactly: For Alice and Mattia, the high school years were an open wound that had seemed so deep that it could never heal. They had passed through them…

A Mapping Good Read

In this young adult novel by Justina Chen we meet Terra, a beautiful and physically near perfect teen with a port wine birthmark on her face. Therein this short description do we find the crux of this story. Terra’s coming of age, so to speak, is about what beauty is and who defines it. But…

Here goes nothing… first book review

Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson is a classic example of the way in which literature reflects current societal trends, OR attempts to direct them, and here’s why. Jamieson creates for us a feisty figure in the form of Astrid (aka Roller Girl, aka Asteroid) and through the medium of the ever-changing graphic novel forum, gives…