Dear Diary

The Seattle Review of Books

Sponsor Vesuvian Books returns this week to share the perfect book for your last-minute shopping. Award-winning author Liana Gardner’s The Journal of Angela Ashby is a delectable middle-grade fantasy for all readers (who do grown-ups think we’re kidding?). A fortune-teller, a journal with mysterious powers, and a battle between the epic forces of good and evil (also known as middle-school cliques): Angela Ashby has all the makings of an extremely satisfying read. And it has heart, sweeping from humorous fantasy to the heartbreak of a dissolving family and tween-tested friendships in the flip of a page. Check out an excerpt on our sponsorship feature, then buy the book, and make someone (maybe you) very happy this holiday.

Sponsors like Vesuvian Books make the Seattle Review of Books possible. Did you know you could sponsor us, as well? If you have a book, event, or opportunity you’d like to get in front of our readers, reserve your dates now. The first half of the year is almost sold out!