Tag: young adult

Book Review – Branden Chowen on The Baby-Sitter IV by R.L. Stine

Title: The Baby-Sitter IV Author: R.L. Stine Published: 1995 Publisher: Scholastic — I mentioned in my Baby-Sitter III review that I remember the night my parents drove me up to Borders Books and Music to grab both this one and it’s predecessor. Much like The Baby-Sitter III, I knew virtually nothing about the plot of…


Book Review – Branden Chowen on The Baby-Sitter III by R.L. Stine

Title: The Baby-Sitter III Author: R.L. Stine Published: 1993 Publisher: Scholastic — The Baby-Sitter III holds a special place in my heart because I distinctly remember begging my parents to take me up to Borders Books and Music to grab this and The Baby-Sitter 4. I remember the exact location, the fact that it was…


Book Review – Branden Chowen on The Baby-Sitter II by R.L. Stine

Title: The Baby-Sitter II Author: R.L. Stine Published: 1991 Publisher: Scholastic — The Baby-Sitter II is a much different book in tone than the original, but, at the same time, follows a familiar path when it comes to the story beats. My biggest surprise throughout was the realization that, contrary to my belief, I had…


Book Review – Branden Chowen on The Baby-Sitter by R.L. Stine

Title: The Baby-Sitter Author: R.L. Stine Published: 1989 Publisher: Scholastic — The Baby-Sitter series holds a special place in my heart, even though I’ve never actually read through all four entries. Much like I do today, when I was younger, I felt the urge to own all four of these books after reading just one….


Book Review – Branden Chowen on Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Title: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda Author: Becky Albertalli Published: 2015 Publisher: Balzer + Bray Audiobook Narrator: Michael Crouch — I spend a lot of time watching YouTube in my post-cable life. This is how I was introduced to “Booktube”, and what really got me back in to the world of books. Anyone who spends…


Movie Review – Ashe Collins on Divergent (2014)

Title: Divergent (2014) Director: Neil Burger Runtime: 139 minutes — I went into Divergent blind, much like I did with Hunger Games.  I’d seen the trailers for Hunger Games, but never read the book.  With Divergent, I was totally blind, having never read the book or even seen a trailer, so I had zero expectations for this…