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To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

Genres: YA, Contemporary, Romance Pages: 355 Published: April 15, 2014 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers Format: Hardcover library loan Goodreads | Twitter To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is the story of Lara Jean, who has never openly admitted her crushes, but instead wrote each boy a letter about how she felt, sealed it, and hid it in a box under … Continue reading To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

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With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

Genres: YA, Contemporary Pages: 400 Published: May 7, 2019 by HarperTeen Format: eBook library loan Goodreads | Twitter With her daughter to care for and her abuela to help support, high school senior Emoni Santiago has to make the tough decisions, and do what must be done. The one place she can let her responsibilities go is in the kitchen, where she adds a little … Continue reading With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

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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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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

Lab Girl

Review: Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

I am a little bit of a nerd when it comes to plants. When I was a kid, science and horticulture were my favorite subjects to learn about. When I saw Lab Girl on sale at Book Outlet, I jumped at the opportunity! Lab Girl was incredibly entertaining, knowledgeable, and had wonderful life messages.  It made me laugh, cringe, and it inspired me as well. Hope Jahren is … Continue reading Review: Lab Girl by Hope Jahren