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

Your Turn

by Aimee Jodoin

Strongest in its memoir aspects, "Your Turn" excels in exploring the myriad ways that storytelling can improve and encourage appreciative living. Tyra Manning’s memoir and self-help book "Your Turn" focuses on successful methods for... Read More

Book Review

Malpractice

by Aimee Jodoin

From the hospital room to the courtroom, "Malpractice" is a suspenseful dramatic novel. In JJ Perry’s medical drama "Malpractice", a young mother dies under the care of two doctors, and tensions arise as characters deal with the trial.... Read More

Book Review

Scary Spring

by Aimee Jodoin

A historical tale about polio for middle graders, "Scary Spring" stays true to lighthearted aspects of its era. In the spring of 1955, polio ravaged the United States, and Carol Ann, in C. A. Hartnell’s middle grade novel Scary Spring... Read More

Book Review

Resurrection Lily

by Aimee Jodoin

"Resurrection Lily" tells a personal story about cancer prevention that doubles as a source of important information for women of all ages. Amy Byer Shainman’s memoir "Resurrection Lily" is an inspiring account of combating BRCA... Read More

Book Review

Shortcuts

by Aimee Jodoin

Parker Mills has a secret that she knows is both a gift and a burden: she is a psychic empath who senses the emotions of those around her. One of the few children born to parents who used a mysterious fertility treatment that has since... Read More

Book Review

Extraordinary Birds

by Aimee Jodoin

In "Extraordinary Birds", a troubled young foster girl who is obsessed with birds and the possibility that she may one day fly comes to terms with her past and learns what it means to find a place to call home. Eleven-year-old December... Read More

Book Review

Venators

by Aimee Jodoin

In Devri Walls’s gritty young adult fantasy Venators: Promises Forged, three teens settle into a magical world and face life-or-death circumstances. Rune, her brother Ryker, and her friend Grey have entered the fae world of Eon through... Read More

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