Foreword Reviews

Aimee Jodoin, Book Reviewer

A former editor at Foreword Reviews, Aimee Jodoin now lives the library life in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She prefers to be surrounded by books of the contemporary literary and science fiction variety; her favorite authors are Haruki Murakami, Zadie Smith, Karen Russell, and Kazuo Ishiguro, though progressive debut novels are what truly give her joy. Her interests both in and out of books include feminism, healthy living, environmental sustainability, and cats. She is currently—perpetually—writing a novel, of course.

Book Review

My Friend Gideon

by Aimee Jodoin

"My Friend Gideon" is an educational picture book that suggests ways to take care of animals and the natural environment. Heather S. Lonczak’s "My Friend Gideon" is a sweet picture book about a girl’s love for an endangered frog.... Read More

Book Review

Beast Heart

by Aimee Jodoin

In Kyle Richardson’s steampunk adventure "Beast Heart", two children are pushed to their extremes when catlike monsters stalk their city. In the city of Iron Bay, nine-year-old Gabby’s hand turns to smoke. Her mother hires an... Read More

Book Review

Afterlife

by Aimee Jodoin

A story about sisters and undocumented immigrants, Julia Alvarez’s "Afterlife" evokes the loneliness of grief. A recent retiree and a writer, Antonia is coping with the loss of her husband. She’s also helping a young Mexican... Read More

Book Review

The Child of Light

by Aimee Jodoin

A. R. Pearson’s character-focused fantasy novel continues the exhilarating story of a family’s love amid expressions of dark magic. A. R. Pearson’s fantasy novel "The Child of Light" traces a years-long war between dark and light... Read More

Book Review

Frozen Secrets

by Aimee Jodoin

Middle school crushes, competitive sports games, and teenage shenanigans play out on Jupiter’s ice moon Europa in Myles Christensen’s "Frozen Secrets". Thirteen-year-old Max and his family move to Europa for his father’s job.... Read More

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