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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: 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

8 Book Recommendations that Feature Music

8 Book Recommendations that Feature Music

I can’t read and listen to music at the same time because I lose focus and get overwhelmed. But I still like to incorporate music into my reading from time to time, whether that’s through listening to book playlists (official or fan-made) or reading books about music or musicians. If you’re passionate about reading and music, then here are five books that feature music in … Continue reading 8 Book Recommendations that Feature Music

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

Alex, Approximately

Review: Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett

OH BOY. So I really didn’t expect to love this book as much as I did. The plot was definitely what caught my attention, because the main characters meet online and become romantically involved. That’s not a spoiler, I promise. But the blurb on the back also had some cheesy and predictable lines about Bailey having an archnemesis who just happens to be “irritatingly hot” and whoops, … Continue reading Review: Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Review: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

The Hate U Give is such a powerful and emotional book. It’s nearly impossible to express just how much this book made me feel. It’s rare to come across a book that does so much in such an unbelievably great way. Angie Thomas manages to create a moving, powerful story with a message that needs to be heard. But at the same time, she incorporates so many … Continue reading Review: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

January & February Update

January and February flew by like always, so I didn’t get a chance to write up seperate updates for both months. Although not much happened in January on the blog, I managed to post every week in February and get some personal reading done (aka reading books that aren’t for school). That’s absolutely because I had my mid-winter break from college and was at home for a few days, … Continue reading January & February Update