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Jaime Herndon, Book Reviewer

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This Is Not the Jess Show

by Jaime Herndon

Anna Carey’s young adult novel This is Not the Jess Show starts in a familiar fashion, with a teenager in the suburbs dealing with drama. But there are unsettling events, too: Jess hears a chorus of chants in the morning, her dog has... Read More

Book Review

Heaven

by Jaime Herndon

Emerson Whitney’s genre-bending memoir "Heaven" is about gender, family, and memory. It is cerebral in examining social labels and expectations, as well as how selves are constructed and the stories that people tell themselves about... Read More

Book Review

The Opposite of Falling Apart

by Jaime Herndon

Micah Good’s "The Opposite of Falling Apart" includes a meet-cute, angst, and lots of introspection as its characters confront weighty issues. Jonas, an amputee, and Brennan, a girl with severe anxiety, are hardly a perfect match, but... Read More

Book Review

Invisible People

by Jaime Herndon

The journalist Alex Tizon had a goal: to bring to visibility those “who existed outside the mainstream’s field of vision.” He felt that everyone had a story, and he wanted to help people tell it. That’s exactly what "Invisible... Read More

Book Review

The Princess and the Fangirl

by Jaime Herndon

Ashley Poston is back with "The Princess and the Fangirl", another book set in the Geekerella universe of ExcelsiCon. Jessica Stone plays Princess Amara in Starfield, which has a huge fan following. When her character is killed off,... Read More

Book Review

Paperback Crush

by Jaime Herndon

"Paperback Crush" by Gabrielle Moss is an immersive examination and commentary on teen and tween fiction from the 1980s and ‘90s. It’s sprinkled with personal opinions and memoir elements as well as interviews with authors like... Read More

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