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Review: You

This is not a book that I would ever have chosen for myself. I picked it up at a library sale after meeting the author at last year’s Rochester Teen Book Fest. It was an interesting premise, and I had to ask myself: is it really possible to write a convincing and intriguing book entirely in […]

May 19, 2016

DNF Review: Speak by Laurie ..

DNF Review: Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

DNF Everyone talks about how great Speak is. It’s read in classrooms, talked about on a million book lists, and I really can’t see why. That’s not to say I hate the book, I don’t. Not really. Hate is much too strong a word. But I really didn’t like it. For one, I didn’t find […]

February 14, 2016
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YA Review: I Was Here by Gay..

YA Review: I Was Here by Gayle Forman

  Trigger Warnings! Suicide. Ok where do I start? Once again we have a book from my dark side of the contemporary collection. Once again the topic of suicide is on the table, therefore trigger warnings to apply. So I read this one right after My Heart and Other Black Holes and I couldn’t help […]

February 8, 2016
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YA Review: The Evolution of ..

YA Review: The Evolution of Mara Dyer

Why did I ever wait to read this series? With each book I read in this series I fall deeper in love with its characters.  That’s pretty funny considering this book was once on my “probably-never-going-to-read” list. Yes, I came very close to missing out on the conundrum that is Mara Dyer. And now I […]

January 15, 2016