Posts Tagged: coming of age

May 23
5 Books You Might Enjoy if You Love ‘The Breakfast Club’

5 Books You Might Enjoy if You Love ‘The Breakfast Club’

Bookish Lists 1

This post was originally going to be “5 Books You Might Enjoy if You Love 80’s Teen Movies,” but that was just too broad and specific at the same time. For starters, I feel like I didn’t need to limit it to any particular decade. The angst and problems the teens face in the Breakfast Club are timeless, although the 80’s were pretty awesome in terms of movies (and music). Also, The Breakfast Club just has a certain vibe that not… Read more »

Jun 12
Review: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Review: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

5 Stars, Reviews 2

Okay, so before writing this review, I spent an hour googling and obsessing over Sherman Alexie. As I mentioned in my last post, I was introduced to this book by my English professor who showed my class an interview of Alexie, which I enjoyed and you should definitely check it out if you can, and then recommended I read this book as an introduction to Alexie’s work. So I did, and I absolutely loved it… and it resulted in me… Read more »

Jul 02
Review: That Was Then, This is Now by S.E. Hinton

Review: That Was Then, This is Now by S.E. Hinton

4 Stars, Reviews 4

**There maybe might be spoilers… it’s kind of hard to discuss this book without spoilers, so… you’ve been warned.** I was expecting this book to be emotional, but mostly I was expecting it to make me sad like The Outsiders did. I guess in a way it did make me sad, but it made me more angry than anything, and incredibly annoyed. “If you have two friends in your lifetime, you’re lucky. If you have one good friend, you’re more than lucky.” Bryon… Read more »

Jun 17
Review: Ask the Passengers by A.S. King

Review: Ask the Passengers by A.S. King

5 Stars, Reviews 2

Ask the Passengers is funny and honest, and an experience I will never forget. While it doesn’t exactly tackle anything new, the style and voice of A.S. King is unique and perfect. Add that to her ability to weave in a bit of magic, and it’s hard to doubt that Ask the Passengers is anything but original. Astrid Jones is struggling. Her family… well, it’s safe to say it sucks, her friends are pushy, and her town is small. Small-minded, mostly,… Read more »

Apr 04
Review: The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell

Review: The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell

2 Stars, Reviews 1

I was never a big fan of Sex and the City. It wasn’t something that ever held my attention, though I have seen many episodes, reruns on tv late at night, and the movies, thanks to my mom (who fangirled over them a little). I wasn’t even interested in reading The Carrie Diaries when it first came out a few years ago, but somehow I ended up hooked on the TV show that premiered on the CW a little while… Read more »

Feb 12
Review: The Scar Boys by Len Vlahos

Review: The Scar Boys by Len Vlahos

5 Stars, Reviews 4

The Scar Boys is about a boy named Harry who is telling his story through an essay for his college application. He wants them to know who he really is, and doesn’t think 250 words is enough to convey himself. His story starts with when he was almost struck by lightning, which resulted in some severe injuries that leave him covered in scars. Harry’s story is full of woe, with his surgeries and counseling, and the bullies at school who seem… Read more »

Dec 28
Review: Now That I’m Stronger by Valina R. Rudolph

Review: Now That I’m Stronger by Valina R. Rudolph

4 Stars, Reviews 2

My Thoughts I was a little skeptical when I started reading Now That I’m Stronger because it starts off slow, with Brianna in a completely sheltered version of herself that we see towards the end of the book. This book opens with Brianna thinking her father is innocent of the crimes he’s been accused of, but she’s not just thinking it, she feels as if he couldn’t have possibly done the things he’s spending time in prison for. So of… Read more »

Dec 27
Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

4 Stars, Reviews 5

My Thoughts I LOVE THIS BOOK. So much. I probably haven’t loved a book this much since I read Eleanor & Park back in October. Which is to say, I love Rainbow Rowell. She has definitely earned a spot on my list of favorite authors. And not just a spot, but a very high spot. As in she is currently my favorite author. But of course, my ‘favorites’ change so often, it’s nothing special, but… just saying. And onto my… Read more »