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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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Save the Date by Morgan Matson

Genres: YA, Contemporary, Romance Pages: 432 Published: June 5, 2018 by Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers Format: Hardcover Goodreads | Twitter Charlie Grant’s older sister is getting married this weekend at their family home, and Charlie can’t wait for the first time in years, all four of her older siblings will be under one roof. Charlie is desperate for one last perfect weekend, before … Continue reading Save the Date by Morgan Matson

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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: 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

Review: Brass by Xhenet Aliu

Brass shows the true dynamic of mother/daughter relationships Brass has two narratives that alternate with each chapter: one belongs to Elsie and the other focuses on her daughter, Luljeta, 17 years later. Elsie tells her story of first love and pregnancy in a sassy, first-person voice that draws you in. Meanwhile, Luljeta tells her coming-of-age story in a striking second-person voice that complements Elsie’s chapters. … Continue reading Review: Brass by Xhenet Aliu

Review: Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour made me want to go on a road trip so much! This is the kind of road trip book I’ve been looking for! Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour started off a bit slow. Since the first few pages are kind of like an info dump, it took me longer to become invested in the story. Right from the start, it’s pretty clear … Continue reading Review: Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson