Home Books

Books

Book Review: What Cathy Saw and other stories

A highly original, well-written collection of four whimsical, yet often intense, short stories.

Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix

A Coming-of-Age novel by Margaret Peterson with a story set in a dystopian future.

David Cook: A Retrospective

A reflection on two novels of David Cook that focus on childhood, adolescent development and intergenerational relationships.

The Amulet: A Book Review

An easy-to-read, skillfully written adventure that questions values from a child's point of view. It has you not wanting it to end.

Book Review: A Lucky Child by Thomas Buergenthal

A memoir of one young boy’s victory over the unimaginable cruelties, the starvation and brutality of the Nazi concentration camps.

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13¾

A joyful reading experience from cover to cover, The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ gets TheSkykid.com's highest recommendation.

Book Review: What They Always Tell Us

An interesting young adult’s novel focusing on the family life and rite-of-passage experiences of two brothers who live in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Fire from Heaven: A Book Review

"Fire from Heaven" is a book filled with wisdom about life and gives a lot of food for thought to its readers, young and old alike.

The Man Without a Face: A Book Review

A beautifully crafted portrayal of a boy's rite-of-passage experience during a summer in the 1970's as he prepares to take a school entrance exam.

How High Should Boys Sing?: A Book Review

As the author states: "This is not a book about church music. It is about boys singing".  An study about the uniqueness of treble voices.

The Fort: A Book Review

Three 12-year-old boys spend long summer days hanging out in a treehouse fort in the woods playing war games as boys do -- until they witness a kidnapping.

Bamboo People: A Book Review

Bamboo People offers an intimate peek into the Coming-of-Age experiences of two teenagers who experience the horrors of the civil war in Burma.

Recent Posts

Last Summer (2018)

Beautifully shot and immaculately acted, Last Summer relates the tale of four young boys whose lives change forever when a horrific tragedy uproots their childlike innocence.

The New Kid (2015)

The New Kid is a Coming-of-Age flick which delivers the right doses of comedy and drama to engage and entertain - the best French Coming-of-Age film I have seen. A MUST SEE!
video

Timmy Slays the Talent Show (2018)

Timmy Slays the Talent Show is a perfect flick for the Tumblr/YouTube generation.
video

Jackrabbit (2013)

The tale of one boy's struggle to protect himself and his mother and sister from the fists of his abusive father.
video

Aloud (2016)

A feel-good film with strong Coming-of-Age motifs and an emotive finale, Aloud delivers an excellent cinematic experience and is well worth your time.