YA sports romance has good intentions but falls shy of the mark

I picked up this book on a whim looking for more fun, lighthearted content, and Sara Fujimura came through in many ways with Every Reason We Shouldn’t. With humor and passion, her characters come off the page to spin double salchows in your living room. But while I especially enjoyed protagonist Olivia, she and love interest Jonah have a few problematic character traits I don’t enjoy seeing in YA fiction especially. Coupled with a poorly handled school shooting situation, I was grimacing more than smiling by the end of this one.

Where does The Institute rank among Stephen King’s best books?

For more than four decades, Stephen King has been terrifying readers around the world. With international bestsellers like Carrie and The Shining, King’s early success led to the writing of more than 60 other novels. His most recent work, The Institute, combines elements of Firestarter and IT – two of King’s most popular novels – to offer readers a chilling, memorable experience sure to keep them flipping pages well into the night.