The Breakfast Club

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

This post was originally going to be “4 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, we don’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 … Continue reading 4 Books You Might Enjoy if You Love ‘The Breakfast Club’

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

Review: The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

It took me TWO months to finish reading The Upside of Unrequited (two whole months!). This wasn’t the fault of the book, though, but instead the result of my busy college life. Remember when I said I was absolutely not going to neglect this blog when school started? Well, I am a liar. I did try though! The Upside of Unrequited is adorable. It is a cute and light … Continue reading Review: The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

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

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

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

**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 … Continue reading Review: That Was Then, This is Now by S.E. Hinton

Review: Ask the Passengers by A.S. King

Ask the Passengers is funny and honest, and it is 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… … Continue reading Review: Ask the Passengers by A.S. King

Review: The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell

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 … Continue reading Review: The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell

Review: The Scar Boys by Len Vlahos

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 … Continue reading Review: The Scar Boys by Len Vlahos