Today's featured review comes from Stephanie Charlefour, Round 1 judge for MG/YA Nonfiction. She blogs at Love.Life.Read about books for children, teens, and adults, but her favorite genre is YA contemporary/realistic fiction. She's a public librarian specializing in youth and teen books. Fun fact: she plans to participate in SIXTEEN reading challenges this year.
Last month, she reviewed NFMGYA finalist Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin, which tells the gripping tale of the invention and creation of the atomic bomb in a thriller-esque style sure to appeal to young adults. Says Stephanie in her review,
Read the full review here.
Sheinkin, once saying he writes interesting historical narratives to atone for his previous job of writing history textbooks, has done an amazing job bringing this book to life. It dips, twists, and races towards the end and left me wanting to keep reading and holding my breath.