The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld

Much like Cry Father, The Enchanted isn’t an easy read, but it is a quick one. It concerns itself more with what happens when the life of crime is over, challenging, yet reinforcing the reader’s ideas about the prison system. Told from two perspectives, one an unnamed...

Cry Father by Benjamin Whitmer

This book is a little like reading a Quentin Tarantino film. The drugs, blood, and high level of violence are every bit as cutting as they are on the screen. The only difference is that readers get a sliver of a glimpse into the heads of the characters. That’s one of...

Blue straggler by Kathy Lynn Harris

This charming story of a Texas girl moving to Colorado resonated with me like nothing I’ve read in awhile. That could be because so much of it mirrored my own journey to colorful Colorado. It took me by the hand and walked me  down memory lane for an afternoon. From...

Savvy (Savvy Series No. 1) by Ingrid Law

The major deciding factor in this edition’s choice of Colorado title was time. I didn’t have a lot of it. I thought the first in the Savvy series for junior readers would be the work of an afternoon. Little did I know it would be such an enjoyable afternoon. If you...