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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

Poetry Talk: Wrong Side of a Fistfight by Ashe Vernon

So this was going to be a review but then I realized that poetry is… different than novels. Not quite sure how to review it, ya know. BUT I’m going to pretend like I do and see how it goes. So the title says Poetry Talk, but it’s really like a discussion/review/blabbering. It’s gonna be GOOD.  So while I love pretty words and metaphors and all that, poetry … Continue reading Poetry Talk: Wrong Side of a Fistfight by Ashe Vernon

Review: Burned – Ellen Hopkins

Pattyn Von Stratten is 17. She can’t drive, she’s considered her father’s property, she’s forced to take care of her siblings, and she’s being forced into a ‘women’s role’ by her church and community. Pattyn is Mormon. After stepping out of line for the first time ever, Pattyn is sent to stay with her Aunt J on a ranch in Nevada. Both her and her … Continue reading Review: Burned – Ellen Hopkins

Review: Crank – Ellen Hopkins

**Warning: May contain spoilers, minimally** What I liked: I loved this book. It was beautifully written, despite the gruesome topics it addressed. The monster, rape, and teen pregnancy are definitely not taken lightheartedly and Ellen Hopkins strings all three into a wonderful book that touches your heart, pulls at your emotions, and completely moves you. I also really liked how this book triggered so many emotions … Continue reading Review: Crank – Ellen Hopkins