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Review: Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson

This book addresses death and the loss of a parent. That said, I can assure you that Second Chance Summer is not about death. It’s about living, coping, and embracing the people in your life while you can. Morgan Matson handles the topic of death and loss in a way that doesn’t oversimplify, generalize, or minimize the experience. She just seems to get it and write … Continue reading Review: Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson

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Review: Sadie by Courtney Summers | Blog Tour

[Content warning: This book has themes of sexual assault, violence, drug addiction, and child abuse.] The synopsis for this book is spot on. Sadie is a book that will hold your attention until the last page and then leave you hanging onto Sadie and Mattie’s story, feeling completely wrecked. Courtney Summers begins this book with a new and intriguing narrative style: the script of a … Continue reading Review: Sadie by Courtney Summers | Blog Tour

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Review: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

THIS BOOK IS SO CUTE. If you haven’t read it, GO READ IT NOW. Seriously. I feel like writing this review is a little bit silly because Simon is so popular and widely known now that the movie—which I can’t wait to watch immediately after writing this review—has been made and released, and I don’t have much to say that everyone hasn’t already said. Anyways, I … Continue reading Review: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

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Poetry Talk: New American Best Friend by Olivia Gatwood \ We Slept Here by Sierra DeMulder

Title: New American Best Friend Author: Olivia Gatwood Genre: Poetry, Feminism Published On: March 28th 2017 Publisher: Button Poetry Pages: 51 Format: Paperback Source: Purchased My Rating: 4 Stars! Amazon | Goodreads | Website One of the most recognizable young poets in America, Olivia Gatwood dazzles with her tribute to contemporary American womanhood in her debut book, New American Best Friend. Gatwood’s poems deftly deconstruct traditional stereotypes. The focus shifts from childhood to … Continue reading Poetry Talk: New American Best Friend by Olivia Gatwood \ We Slept Here by Sierra DeMulder

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Review: The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

The Unexpected Everything is the perfect summer read; it’s fluffy, full of funny scenes, and has the best friendships and relationships EVER. This book doesn’t veer too far from Matson’s earlier books, although it’s a lot funnier than I remember her other books being. The main themes in the book are friendship (especially like in Since You’ve Been Gone!) and learning to be happy with life instead … Continue reading Review: The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

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Review: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen | Classics for Young Adults

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE MAY BE MY NEW FAVORITE BOOK. Elizabeth Bennet is hilarious and genuine, and she will forever be one of my top favorite protagonists. I think when most people hear the title “Pride and Prejudice,” they think of the romance between Lizzy and Mr Darcy. That’s definitely what I thought before reading it, but Jane Austen is way beyond simple romance. Jane Austen … Continue reading Review: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen | Classics for Young Adults

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Review: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood | Novel vs. Hulu Show

Honestly, it has been MONTHS since I read The Handmaid’s Tale. I read it last year, in fact (2017), for an English class about empathy. It wasn’t originally on the syllabus, but the students got to vote for the final book of the course. So… I really do not remember the details of this book. I remember how much I enjoyed reading it, and I … Continue reading Review: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood | Novel vs. Hulu Show