Review: “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas

“When I was 12, my parents had two talks with me,” protagonist Starr Carter recalls. “One was the birds and the bees.” The second was what to do if stopped by police. “‘Keep your hands visible. Don’t make any sudden moves. Only speak when they speak to you.’” About the Book Before the shooting, Starr…

Review: “Thirteen Reasons Why” by Jay Asher

A book that teens should be encouraged to read.   If you’re a parent, it’s a book you should read.  About the Book Whenever a book is turned into a movie or TV series, you can bet your boots the story has mass appeal.  That’s why when Netflix released “Thirteen Reasons Why” in late March to…