August 6, 2013
by The OJBG Team
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Book Review: The Moon and More

By Kathleen. In my tween years I was obsessed — and I mean obsessed in a not-quite-but-nearly cult-like way — with Sarah Dessen books. When each new one came out, I’d beg my mom to take me to the bookstore … Continue reading

June 26, 2013
by The OJBG Team
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Book Review of Kimberly Derting’s “The Pledge” by Otessa Ghadar

  Book summary: In the violent country of Ludania, the classes are strictly divided by the language they speak. The smallest transgression, like looking a member of a higher class in the eye while they are speaking their native tongue, … Continue reading

June 13, 2013
by The OJBG Team
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Book Review of Tracy Rozzlynn’s “Verita” by Otessa Ghadar

Verita by Tracy Rozzlynn. On Goodreads here. Book Summary: If your world suddenly crumbled, leaving you with nothing but heartache, would you risk your life for a chance at a new beginning on a new world? Brett Bradbury’s parents are dead, her … Continue reading

May 31, 2013
by The OJBG Team
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Tinder: A Fun Dating App Popular Among Twenty-Somethings

Meeting new people is tough, even if you are a college student.  Thanks to Tinder, online dating is no longer taboo for twenty-somethings. Tinder, an online dating app for iPhone, is making it easier than ever to connect with strangers … Continue reading

October 5, 2011
by Otessa
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Teri Hall’s “Away”

Away by Teri Hall My rating: 2 of 5 stars Such a good premise, but mired down by wooden writing and a lack of character development. It’s a shame really and I feel bad saying it. Also (as with “The … Continue reading