Author Archives: Brinestone

Review: Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee

4 stars.

Outrun the Moon cover (link to Goodreads)

I read this one because of a very high recommendation on Twitter, even though historical fiction isn’t something I gravitate toward. It follows a Chinese American teenage girl living in San Francisco. She is determined to become a business woman and manages to get herself admitted to a very exclusive (and white) girls’ boarding school. She’s living there when the earthquake of 1906 hits, and she helps her classmates and others survive during the aftermath. I enjoyed it.

Review: Wonder by R. J. Palacio

5 stars.

Link to Goodreads

Now that the movie’s out, I think pretty much everyone knows what this book is. The movie was a faithful adaptation, but I still think you should read the book whether or not you’ve seen the movie. I was surprised over and over how the author could have gone over the line into cheese so easily, but she never did. It’s wonderful and moving and just right.