Genre: Children's Lit

Review: The Girl in the Well is Me – Karen Rivers

Review: The Girl in the Well is Me – Karen Rivers

The Girl in the Well is Me is very creepy in an abstract kind of way, and even more so in a completely tangible way! The Girl in the Well Is Me is one of the strangest little stories I’ve had the pleasure of reading. Introspective, cut-off, separate, just like Kammie felt when she wasn’t in the well. Why, then, do I only give 2.5 start to The Girl in the Well Is Me, you ask? Well, it was very slow paced, and 85% of the ‘action’ happened while Kammie was stuck down in the well, musing about her life, mean girls, and choices. And while those are important musings, she could have very well thought about these things somewhere […]

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Review: A Tale of Two Mommies – Vanita Oelschlager

Review: A Tale of Two Mommies – Vanita Oelschlager

*I received a free ARC of A Tale of Two Mommies from Vanita Books via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review* In a Tale of Two Mommies, a little boy who has two moms meets two new, very curious friends on the beach one day. They ask him all kinds of questions about which mom does what – and I was perplexed at how this is party also due to gender roles, not only because he has two moms instead of one mom and one dad, or only one parent (or grand-parent or aunt / uncle etc). Like, who can fix what is broken? had the underlying meaning of ‘since there are no men in your house’, at least […]

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Review: A Tale of Two Daddies – Vanita Oelschlager

Review: A Tale of Two Daddies – Vanita Oelschlager

*I received a free ARC of A Tale of Two Daddies from Vanita Books via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review* A Tale of Two Daddies is a very sweet children’s book about a little girl who has two dads, and her friend who wonders which of her dads do what to help her out. And just like in hetero-parental families, either one or the other, or both, will be there for her when she needs a hug, help with homework, someone to braid her hair etc. For the little girl, having two dads is just as normal as it is for other children to have a mom and a dad, or to live with only one of their […]

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